Government

Online Safety Bill Could Fine Firms 10 Percent Of Turnover

Tech firms faced stiff financial penalties under Government's Online Safety Bill, which looks to impose tough rules on online content

1 month ago

UK Seeks Tailored Competition Rules For Each Tech Giant

British competition watchdog outlines its new regime, and powers required to govern big name tech firms in the years ahead

1 month ago

UK Government To Ban Installation Of New Huawei 5G Kit

Government to stop mobile operators installing stockpiled Huawei 5G equipment from September 2021, after purchase ban of new kit

2 months ago

Government Told To Open Up On AI Decision-Making

Government advisory body publishes roadmap to 'responsible' use of AI and algorithms, following summer chaos over computer-determined school grades

2 months ago

Coronavirus Pandemic Impacts Full Fibre Broadband Rollout

Government finances are hurting. Delay to ambitious plan to roll out gigabit broadband to every home in UK by 2025,…

2 months ago

UK Telcos Face Large Fines For Using Huawei Kit

New security bill promises to fine big British telecom firms over £100,000 a day, if they continue using Huawei equipment

2 months ago

OneWeb Emerges From Bankruptcy For UK Space Push

Government confirms it has secured satellite internet firm OneWeb to help fulfill UK's “ambitions to be at the forefront of…

2 months ago

UK Government, Facebook, Google, Twitter To Tackle Covid Misinformation

Major social networking platforms team up with the UK government and Full Fact Chariy to fight misleading information about Coronavirus

2 months ago

UK To Create National Cyber Force, Amid £16.5bn Defence Rise

UK's biggest defence investment since Cold War, to combine cyber operations of UK military and intelligence in one unified command

2 months ago

Huawei Helps Support 51,000 UK Jobs, Study Finds

Independent study from Oxford Economics reveals scale of Huawei's contribution to UK plc, including payment of £1.1 billion in tax…

2 months ago

England, Wales Contact Tracing App To Launch On 24 September

The Government has confirmed it will release its delayed contact tracing app for England and Wales on Thursday 24 September

4 months ago

Taiwan Blames China For Cyberattacks, Bans Chinese Apps

Hacking groups linked to the Chinese government responsible for attacking at least 10 government agencies, Taiwan alleges

5 months ago

NHS Covid-19 Tracing App Set For Public Trials Today

Three months later than planned, NHS Coronavirus contact tracing app for England and Wales is to begin public trials today

5 months ago

Government ‘Planning Removal’ Of Huawei 5G Equipment

Government said to be considering dramatic reversal of earlier 5G plans on new security advice from NCSC, but Huawei calls…

7 months ago

UK Government To Acquire £400 Million Stake In OneWeb

Watch out SpaceX's Elon Musk? British government and Bharti Global announce deal to acquire satellite broadband company OneWeb

7 months ago

Coronavirus: Government Grants GCHQ Access To NHS IT

Fresh twist in privacy debate surrounding Covid-19 tracing app, after government reportedly grants GCHQ access to security data of NHS…

9 months ago

UK Unlikely To Change Huawei 5G Decision – Foreign Office

Government has made firm decision on Huawei's involvement in UK's 5G roll-out, and the decision is not likely to be…

9 months ago

Coronavirus: Google Location Data Shows Rise In Visits To Parks

Google releases second tranche of location data that reveals there was a rise in people visiting parks during the warm…

9 months ago

Coronavirus: UK Government Defends Use Of Zoom

Government says Zoom is useful for self-isolating ministers who have no access to its ultra secure video-conferencing system

10 months ago

Coronavirus: Government Thanks Broadband Providers, As 563 Died In One Day

During daily Coronavirus briefing, government thanks the business community for its response, as 563 die in a single day from…

10 months ago

Russia To Delay Electronic Sales Ban

Delay to implementation of law banning sales of electronic devices in Russia unless they come pre-loaded with Russian-made software

10 months ago

Coronavirus: Experts Urge Caution Over Zoom Teleconference Security

As popularity of Zoom app spikes due to coronavirus pandemic, security experts urge users to pay attention to privacy and…

10 months ago

Coronavirus: Government To Order 10,000 Ventilators From Dyson

Urgent need to address potential shortage of ventilators, if Covid-19 epidemic goes full blown in the United Kingdom with mass…

10 months ago

Coronavirus: Mobile Users To Receive Government Alert

Unprecedented move sees all operators in UK sending out government message with Coronavirus shutdown details to mobile customers

10 months ago

Mobile Operators Agree Shared Rural Network Deal

After some disagreements along the way, the £1 billion plan to eliminate mobile not-spots in rural areas, is agreed by…

11 months ago

UK Readies ‘National Cyber Force’ To Tackle Terrorists, Hostile Nations

Specialist 'National Cyber Force' for the United Kingdom to be launched in the spring to tackle hostile nation states and…

11 months ago

US Renews Pressure On UK Over Huawei In 5G Networks

Senior US officials say they will continue to work with the UK over finding 5G alternatives, following decision to allow…

11 months ago

Government To Put Ofcom In Charge Of Regulating Internet Content

More powers on the way for British communications watchdog Ofcom, after Government decides Internet firms cannot regulate themselves

11 months ago

Rural Not-Spot Deal Sees Operators Argue Over Costs

Rival mobile operators clash with BT-owned EE over costs to access its network masts, ahead of crunch meeting on Wednesday

12 months ago

Government Set To Approve Restricted 5G Role For Huawei

Government decision on Huawei set for Tuesday, as US secretary of state warns Chinese-made 5G equipment puts UK sovereignty at…

12 months ago