Sabina Weston
Fibre misuse is “coming back to bite” broadband industry
A green telecom cabinet advertising the release of fibre broadband in the area
broadband

Fibre misuse is “coming back to bite” broadband industry

GigaHead exec has called on Ofcom to highlight the benefits of full-fibre broadband
22 Sep 2021
Half of UK premises now have access to gigabit broadband
Close up Gigabit Switch and network cable or LAN UTP cat6 cable
broadband

Half of UK premises now have access to gigabit broadband

The UK could reach 65% to 68% gigabit coverage by early 2022, according to ThinkBroadband
21 Sep 2021
BT accelerates net zero target by 15 years
The BT Tower in London, UK
Business operations

BT accelerates net zero target by 15 years

The company is bringing forward its net zero goal for its own operations from 2045 to 2030
20 Sep 2021
India antitrust probe finds Google abused Android dominance
Android OS on a smartphone
Google Android

India antitrust probe finds Google abused Android dominance

The ruling comes just days after South Korean regulators fined Google £130 million for the same offence
20 Sep 2021
Owner of DDoS for hire sites found guilty of hacking offences
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

Owner of DDoS for hire sites found guilty of hacking offences

Matthew Gatrel faces 35 years in prison when he is sentenced in January 2022
17 Sep 2021
New tools make it easier to run a business across Facebook's app ecosystem
Graphic showcasing the WhatsApp click-to-chat button on Instagram profiles
business communications

New tools make it easier to run a business across Facebook's app ecosystem

The tech giant said that it wants its “family of apps to be the best place for businesses, especially SMBs"
17 Sep 2021
Adoption of Bitcoin as legal currency sparks protests in El Salvador
A protester setting fire to an object in San Salvador, El Salvador, in September 2021, with a crowd behind them
cryptocurrencies

Adoption of Bitcoin as legal currency sparks protests in El Salvador

Protestors claim the currency could destabilise the economy and is being used to distract from wider issues
16 Sep 2021
Microsoft brings passwordless security to consumer accounts
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft brings passwordless security to consumer accounts

Customers can even delete their passwords entirely if they wish
16 Sep 2021
Acer Swift 5 review: A skinny legend
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Laptops

Acer Swift 5 review: A skinny legend

So lightweight, you’ll want to take it everywhere you go
15 Sep 2021
Google’s Grace Hopper subsea cable lands in Cornwall
A buoy of the Grace Hopper cable on a Cornwall beach
Infrastructure

Google’s Grace Hopper subsea cable lands in Cornwall

The 600km-long Google-funded cable connects the US to Europe
15 Sep 2021
Acer Swift 5 review: Gallery
The Acer Swift 5 placed on a desk in a cafe, seen from a 45-degree angle
Laptops

Acer Swift 5 review: Gallery

So lightweight, you’ll want to take it everywhere you go
14 Sep 2021
Smishing attacks increased 700% in first six months of 2021
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scams

Smishing attacks increased 700% in first six months of 2021

Which? has urged businesses to play their part to protect people from text message scams
14 Sep 2021
UK broadband speeds continue to lag in Europe
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broadband

UK broadband speeds continue to lag in Europe

The average download speeds in Western Europe are almost twice as fast as the UK’s
14 Sep 2021
BT conducts 'world's first' trial of quantum-secure communications
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Network & Internet

BT conducts 'world's first' trial of quantum-secure communications

The achievement was made possible using hollow-core fibre cable provided by a Southampton Uni startup
13 Sep 2021
Gaming ban would stifle interest in STEM, warns BCS
A boy playing Minecraft on a desktop PC
Policy & legislation

Gaming ban would stifle interest in STEM, warns BCS

The warning comes after China banned online gamers under 18 from playing on weekdays
9 Sep 2021
Azure Container Instances users urged to ​​revoke privileged credentials after flaw discovery
A Microsoft Azure web page
Microsoft Azure

Azure Container Instances users urged to ​​revoke privileged credentials after flaw discovery

Microsoft says action needed "out of an abundance of caution" rather than as a response to a specific threat
9 Sep 2021
Microsoft acquires video-editing platform Clipchamp
Clipchamp editing tools
Acquisition

Microsoft acquires video-editing platform Clipchamp

The Australian in-browser tool will become part of Office 365
8 Sep 2021
Ofcom launches review of UK's net neutrality rules post-Brexit
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Policy & legislation

Ofcom launches review of UK's net neutrality rules post-Brexit

BT has said the time is right for the regulator to be reviewing the framework introduced in 2015
8 Sep 2021
ProtonMail criticised for sharing activist's IP address with law enforcement
ProtonMail home page
privacy

ProtonMail criticised for sharing activist's IP address with law enforcement

The company prides itself on benefitting from Switzerland's strict privacy laws, yet had to follow the “legally binding order"
7 Sep 2021
How the cloud is helping Currensea create a more sustainable future
A stack of six credit cards and the top card is green
startups

How the cloud is helping Currensea create a more sustainable future

From consolidating infrastructure to reducing the use of plastic, this challenger bank is taking its environmental role seriously
6 Sep 2021
AWS to expand Trust and Safety team amid fight against harmful content
An Amazon office building
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS to expand Trust and Safety team amid fight against harmful content

Amazon has denied Reuters' reports of changing "policies or processes"
6 Sep 2021
Irish police seize Conti domains used in HSE ransomware attack
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ransomware

Irish police seize Conti domains used in HSE ransomware attack

The Garda’s cyber crime unit confirmed that it had disrupted the hacking gang's IT infrastructure
6 Sep 2021
LinkedIn to sunset Stories after less than a year
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social media

LinkedIn to sunset Stories after less than a year

The feature will be removed from the professional social networking site by the end of September
1 Sep 2021
BT sheds light on the UK's growing e-waste problem
Messy drawer full of wires and cables in a complete disorder
Hardware

BT sheds light on the UK's growing e-waste problem

Research from the company reveals that a third of Brits don't know how to recycle electronic items
31 Aug 2021
NHSX guidance aims to improve NHS digital transformation efforts
A doctor looking at a smartphone
digital transformation

NHSX guidance aims to improve NHS digital transformation efforts

The What Good Looks Like framework provides NHS managers with instructions on how to use digital technology in medical services
31 Aug 2021
More than 90 global privacy groups urge Apple to abandon CSAM surveillance
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privacy

More than 90 global privacy groups urge Apple to abandon CSAM surveillance

Groups warn the tech could be exploited by “abusive adults”
19 Aug 2021
Blackberry 'reluctantly' admits to QNX flaw
BlackBerry QNX headquarters in Kanata, Canada
vulnerability

Blackberry 'reluctantly' admits to QNX flaw

The vulnerability, known as BadAlloc, impacts pre-2012 versions of BlackBerry’s flagship operating system
18 Aug 2021
83 million IoT devices at risk of hacking
A concept visualising IoT security
Internet of Things (IoT)

83 million IoT devices at risk of hacking

The vulnerability could enable threat actors to listen in on private conversations and watch live video streams
18 Aug 2021
UK's surveillance guidance shows tech is "impossible to regulate"
Pedestrians being subject to facial recognition technology
biometrics

UK's surveillance guidance shows tech is "impossible to regulate"

Privacy group Liberty says the updated code of practice fails to account for the dangers created by this "dystopian surveillance tool"
17 Aug 2021
Delivery scams become most common form of smishing
A person wearing an orange T-shirt is delivering parcels to a satisfied client
scams

Delivery scams become most common form of smishing

Cyber security provider Proofpoint finds a major increase in the number of threat actors impersonating postal services
17 Aug 2021
Facebook defies gov pressure with end-to-end encryption expansion
Images of phones showing the e2ee call feature
privacy

Facebook defies gov pressure with end-to-end encryption expansion

The social network is bringing E2EE to Messenger voice and video calls
16 Aug 2021
Apple shifts stance on CSAM scanning following widespread criticism
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privacy

Apple shifts stance on CSAM scanning following widespread criticism

The tech giant will now only flag images that had been supplied by clearinghouses in multiple countries
16 Aug 2021
Poly Network offers up $500k bug bounty reward to its own hacker
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ethical hacking

Poly Network offers up $500k bug bounty reward to its own hacker

The reward has been offered following the successful return of $610 million in stolen tokens
13 Aug 2021
Facebook may be forced to abandon Giphy acquisition following CMA report
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Acquisition

Facebook may be forced to abandon Giphy acquisition following CMA report

The watchdog said the $400 million takeover will "negatively impact competition between social media platforms"
13 Aug 2021
NCSC simplifies Outlook scam-reporting tool
Screenshot of the "Report Phishing" add-in in Microsoft Office 365
scams

NCSC simplifies Outlook scam-reporting tool

Users are now able to report phishing emails with just one click
12 Aug 2021