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Government PSTI Bill To Protect Consumer Tech From Cyber Threats

Ban on easy to guess default passwords, plus obligation on manufacturers to be transparent about cyber, included in new government…

1 week ago

Eutelsat Raises Stake In OneWeb

French satellite firm Eutelsat increases stake in UK-based OneWeb, with additional $165m investment in satellite internet firm

2 months ago

UK To Base Its ‘National Cyber Force’ In Lancashire

Cyber offensive operation of the UK government to be based somewhere in Lancashire, to tackle tackle hostile nation states and…

2 months ago

UK Government Holds Stakes In 158 Start-ups

British Business Bank which runs the Government's 'Future Fund' has provided funding of $1.1 billion and holds stakes in 158…

3 months ago

UK Government Sets Out Strategy For Green Hydrogen Sector

Hydrogen has long been touted as a better solution for green transportation among other uses, and now the government sets…

4 months ago

UK Government £4m Trial For Fibre Cables In Water Pipes

Government trial to install fibre cables in water pipes to accelerate rollout of broadband and mobile signals in hard to…

4 months ago

Government To Compensate Victims Of Post Office Horizon Fiasco

Compensation promised by government for wrongly convicted postmasters, after Post Office Horizon scandal over past two decades

4 months ago

Government £375m Fund For UK Tech Firm Growth

Government opens £375 million scheme to deliver funding for British startups including tech players, to bolster UK’s post-pandemic economy

5 months ago

UK Introduces Right To Repair, Others To Follow

Last week the government introduced ‘right to repair’ legislation in the United Kingdom, to tackle the long standing e-waste issue

5 months ago

Twitter Loses Protection Liability Over User Content In India

Tense standoff for Twitter in India continues, after government strips the platform of its user content liability protection

5 months ago

Shared Rural Network Update Issued By Government

Progress report on £1 billion Shared Rural Network shows Scotland, Wales, North East England benefiting from 4G rural coverage

5 months ago

Government Welcomes EU Data Protection Agreement

Personal data will continue to 'seamlessly flow' between the United Kingdom and Europe, after European Union agreement

5 months ago

Hiring In UK Tech Sector Hits Five Year High

Welcomed news. Tech hiring hits five year high, with 132,000 open jobs per week in May, new data for the…

6 months ago

Trump ‘Subpoenaed Apple, Microsoft For Data On Rivals’

Apple changes rules for responding to government data requests after previous administration used subpoenas to gather data on rival Democratic…

6 months ago

Major Websites Down After Global Outage

Major internet outage knocks oflline big name websites such as UK Government, Amazon, CNN, Bloomberg, Financial Times offline

6 months ago

Foreign Secretary Warns Russia About Ransomware Attacks

Dominic Raab warns Russia it cannot continue to shelter criminal gangs carrying out ransomware attacks on Western nations

7 months ago

UK To Fine Social Media Firms That Fail To Remove Abuse

Social networking giants face stiff fines if harmful content is not removed, under the Government's much touted 'Online Safety Bill'

7 months ago

Eutelsat Buys 24 Percent Stake In OneWeb For $550m

French satellite operator Eutelsat joins British government and Bharti, with investment so as to access to its LEO broadband constellation

7 months ago

Rural Mobile Phone Masts To Be Heightened By 20 Percent

Government efforts to tackle rural not spots will see mobile phone masts being up to five metres taller than existing…

8 months ago

UK Taskforce To Consider British Digital Currency

Fancy using Britcoin? Bank of England and HM Treasury taskforce is to explore the option of a central bank digital…

8 months ago

MPs Face Legal Challenge Over Disappearing Messages

Legal challenge seeks to ban ministers from using disappearing messages on apps such as WhatsApp and Signal over transparency fears

8 months ago

Government’s ‘Project Gigabit’ Reveals First Rural Fibre Locations

First stage of government plan revealed to get ultra-fast broadband to some of the most remote and rural locations in…

9 months ago

Right To Repair Law To Tackle E-Waste Problem

End to throw-away society? The UK to introduce 'right to repair' laws in the summer to tackle long standing e-waste…

9 months ago

Budget 2021: Contactless Limit Raised To £100

Budget 2021. Debit card contactless payment limit raised to £100, as Coronavirus pandemic accelerates electronic payment popularity

9 months ago

NHS Challenged Over Data Contract With Palantir

Contract between NHS and data mining firm Palantir now at centre of lawsuit filed by UK political website

9 months ago

US Administration Renews Cyber-Security Focus

Incoming US administration set to place experienced cyber-security officials in key posts, as country grapples with massive SolarWinds hack

10 months ago

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

12 months 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

12 months ago