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GDPR 2.0: What do Europe’s new AI rules mean for businesses?
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IT regulation

GDPR 2.0: What do Europe’s new AI rules mean for businesses?

Although they target 'high-risk' use cases, swathes of organisations could be affected
28 Jun 2021
EU opens antitrust probe into Google's advertising business
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Policy & legislation

EU opens antitrust probe into Google's advertising business

The European Commission will investigate whether the tech giant favours its own services at the expense of rival advertisers and publishers
22 Jun 2021
EU privacy watchdogs call for facial recognition ban in public spaces
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artificial intelligence (AI)

EU privacy watchdogs call for facial recognition ban in public spaces

The EDPB and EDPS claim a ban is needed if we want to preserve our freedoms and create a human-centric legal framework for AI
22 Jun 2021
UK watchdog to investigate Apple and Google's mobile 'duopoly'
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Policy & legislation

UK watchdog to investigate Apple and Google's mobile 'duopoly'

The Competition and Markets Authority will examine whether the tech giant's dominance stifles competition and reduces innovation
16 Jun 2021
Is AI making us lazy?
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Is AI making us lazy?

Some believe automation is making us work-shy, but others believe the benefits outweigh the potential risks
29 May 2021
Samsung becomes latest big name to pull out of MWC 2021
Samsung booth at Mobile World Congress 2019
business continuity

Samsung becomes latest big name to pull out of MWC 2021

The company said it no longer plans to exhibit at this year's show over attendee safety concerns
11 May 2021
Apple faces UK class-action over "excessive" App Store charges
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Policy & legislation

Apple faces UK class-action over "excessive" App Store charges

The claim alleges that Apple deliberately shuts out competitors by forcing customers to use its own payment processing system
11 May 2021
Meet the companies leaving the office for good
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flexible working

Meet the companies leaving the office for good

We speak to the businesses embracing remote working beyond the pandemic
5 May 2021
Google and Microsoft profits surge as cloud demand continues
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Business operations

Google and Microsoft profits surge as cloud demand continues

Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure report impressive growth as digital adoption continues to accelerate
28 Apr 2021
What are NFTs, and should your business care?
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blockchain

What are NFTs, and should your business care?

We decipher the crypto craze of the moment
20 Apr 2021
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 official with AMD and Intel CPU options
The Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 in a range of colours
Laptops

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 official with AMD and Intel CPU options

The firm claims the machine, which has been designed for hybrid working, is up to 70% faster than the Surface Laptop 3
13 Apr 2021
How smart city tech could help us return to ‘normal’
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Internet of Things (IoT)

How smart city tech could help us return to ‘normal’

IoT, 5G and big data will be critical to our post-pandemic recovery
31 Mar 2021
AMD unveils Ryzen 5000 Pro chips for business laptops
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Hardware

AMD unveils Ryzen 5000 Pro chips for business laptops

The company claims the mobile CPUs will outperform Intel's 11th-generation 'Tiger Lake' vPro processors
16 Mar 2021
The most interesting tech of CES 2021
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Technology

The most interesting tech of CES 2021

While this year’s expo was much smaller than usual, there was still some interesting tech – and major announcements – on offer
2 Mar 2021
Brits could be owed £480m due to Qualcomm 4G "overcharging"
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Policy & legislation

Brits could be owed £480m due to Qualcomm 4G "overcharging"

29 million people may be entitled to compensation of up to £30 each if a legal claim from watchdog Which? is successful
25 Feb 2021
UK antitrust court blocks Epic's case against Apple
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Policy & legislation

UK antitrust court blocks Epic's case against Apple

However, the Competition Appeal Tribunal has ruled that the game developer's case against Google can move forward
24 Feb 2021
Ransomware payments are declining as more victims refuse to pay
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ransomware

Ransomware payments are declining as more victims refuse to pay

Coveware data shows that the average payment decreased by 34% to £112,800 in the fourth quarter of 2020
3 Feb 2021
Game on: How playing video games could level up your career
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Careers & training

Game on: How playing video games could level up your career

Far from being lazy or a waste of time, gaming can build important transferable skills
31 Jan 2021
AMD steps up fight against Intel with Ryzen 5000 laptop processors
A close up of an AMD Ryzen processor in the X570 motherboard socket
components

AMD steps up fight against Intel with Ryzen 5000 laptop processors

The company claims its Zen 3-based processors deliver the "industry's best" performance and energy efficiency
13 Jan 2021
IBM buys Salesforce consultancy firm 7Summits
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digital transformation

IBM buys Salesforce consultancy firm 7Summits

The company says the deal will bring added support for clients' digital transformation projects through hybrid cloud and AI
12 Jan 2021
Dell's new monitors feature a dedicated Microsoft Teams button
A close up of the Microsoft Teams button on Dell's new Video Conferencing Monitor
monitors

Dell's new monitors feature a dedicated Microsoft Teams button

The PC giant is looking to facilitate businesses' continued reliance on video conferencing software
6 Jan 2021
What is the dark web?
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web browser

What is the dark web?

We shine a light on the often unsavoury corners of the World Wide Web
5 Jan 2021
Why diversity is key to a successful AI strategy
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Why diversity is key to a successful AI strategy

Having a diverse workforce cloud be even more vital in this field than elsewhere in tech
5 Jan 2021
Slack starts 2021 with a major outage
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business communications

Slack starts 2021 with a major outage

Users of the business communications platform are currently unable to send or receive messages
4 Jan 2021
Major Google outage takes down Gmail, Drive, YouTube and more
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cloud computing

Major Google outage takes down Gmail, Drive, YouTube and more

Google's cloud-based services are suffering issues across the globe
14 Dec 2020
Hackers accessed vaccine documents in EMA cyber attack
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hacking

Hackers accessed vaccine documents in EMA cyber attack

Information relating to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was targeted during the attack on the European Medicines Agency
10 Dec 2020
Why consumer IoT security is now a business problem
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Internet of Things (IoT)

Why consumer IoT security is now a business problem

Innocent-looking smart devices could be putting your corporate network at risk
3 Dec 2020
Samsung Galaxy Note might be discontinued in 2021
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Mobile Phones

Samsung Galaxy Note might be discontinued in 2021

The reported move comes as premium smartphone sales falter amid the global pandemic
1 Dec 2020
IBM to axe 10,000 staff in Europe ahead of legacy IT spin off
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Careers & training

IBM to axe 10,000 staff in Europe ahead of legacy IT spin off

The majority of the cuts will reportedly be made in the UK and Germany
25 Nov 2020
Google extends Chrome support for Windows 7 until 2022
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Chromium

Google extends Chrome support for Windows 7 until 2022

The company says the COVID-19 pandemic has stalled some businesses' Windows 10 migration plans
23 Nov 2020
EU charges Amazon over misuse of third-party data
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data protection

EU charges Amazon over misuse of third-party data

The EC claims Amazon broke competition rules by using data gathered on third-party sellers to compete against them
10 Nov 2020
Hotel booking firm exposes data on "millions" of guests
The homepage of the official website for Hotels.com, a site for booking hotel rooms online,
data breaches

Hotel booking firm exposes data on "millions" of guests

Reservation platform used by Hotels.com, Booking.com and Expedia left sensitive data exposed on a misconfigured AWS S3 bucket
9 Nov 2020
Why AR, not VR, is the next big thing in business
A person looking at a digital representation of an engine
augmented reality (AR)

Why AR, not VR, is the next big thing in business

It may be in its infancy, but augmented reality is already more transformative than virtual reality
31 Oct 2020
Zoom starts rolling out end-to-end encryption for all users
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encryption

Zoom starts rolling out end-to-end encryption for all users

A technical preview is available now, but Zoom has warned that it will block certain functions such as cloud recording and live transcription
27 Oct 2020
Sopra Steria confirms it was hit by new Ryuk ransomware variant
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ransomware

Sopra Steria confirms it was hit by new Ryuk ransomware variant

The French IT services firm has admitted it will take "weeks" for business operations to return to normal
26 Oct 2020