Policy & legislation

Most comments in FCC net neutrality consultation were reportedly fake
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Policy & legislation

Most comments in FCC net neutrality consultation were reportedly fake

Subcontractors allegedly used stolen data for government petitions
7 May 2021
Data breach exposes widespread fake reviews on Amazon
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data breaches

Data breach exposes widespread fake reviews on Amazon

IT security researchers found an unsecured database that shows how the scam is organized
7 May 2021
India delays wireless approvals for Chinese-made devices
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Policy & legislation

India delays wireless approvals for Chinese-made devices

Companies have had to delay their product launches in the country as they lack the necessary permissions
7 May 2021
Microsoft to give EU business customers greater control over data storage
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data protection

Microsoft to give EU business customers greater control over data storage

Engineering work is underway to make sure that by 2022, no data is routed outside of the EU
7 May 2021
Australia plans to become a leading digital economy by 2030
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Careers & training

Australia plans to become a leading digital economy by 2030

$1.6 billion investment includes a new National AI Centre, support for digital skills, and enhanced cyber security
7 May 2021
New York seeks to ban bitcoin mining over power consumption
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cryptocurrencies

New York seeks to ban bitcoin mining over power consumption

Proposed bill places a three-year moratorium on power-hungry crypto mining operations
6 May 2021
Peloton security bug could expose user data
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data protection

Peloton security bug could expose user data

Exposed API could let hackers access customer data
6 May 2021
Facebook bans Signal's crafty anti-tracking ad campaign
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data protection

Facebook bans Signal's crafty anti-tracking ad campaign

Signal exposed Facebook’s data collection practices
5 May 2021
UK devising EU-alternative mechanism for global data sharing
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data protection

UK devising EU-alternative mechanism for global data sharing

The mechanism will replace the soon-to-be invalid EU standard contractual clauses
5 May 2021
COVID vaccine passports will fail unless government wins public trust, ICO warns
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privacy

COVID vaccine passports will fail unless government wins public trust, ICO warns

Data watchdog's chief Elizabeth Denham warns that it’s not good enough to claim ‘this is important, so trust us’
5 May 2021
Indro Mukerjee appointed as new Innovate UK CEO
Indro Mukerjee, new CEO of Innovate UK
business management

Indro Mukerjee appointed as new Innovate UK CEO

Former Watchstone CEO will take the reins to help develop the UK’s innovation capability
5 May 2021
Broadband industry sues New York over $15 price cap
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broadband

Broadband industry sues New York over $15 price cap

Companies argue FCC regulations forbid this type of state-level regulation
4 May 2021
Tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians health data exposed following data breach
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data protection

Tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians health data exposed following data breach

Coronavirus tracing company is at the heart of the exposure
4 May 2021
India trade deal to create over 2,000 UK tech roles
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Careers & training

India trade deal to create over 2,000 UK tech roles

Infosys, HCL, and Wipro commit to new jobs as part of £1 billion investment deal between the UK and India
4 May 2021
Basecamp loses a third of its staff over internal freedom of speech row
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Policy & legislation

Basecamp loses a third of its staff over internal freedom of speech row

Many senior staffers quit after founders ban political discussions on the work platform
3 May 2021
What is subnetting?
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Network & Internet

What is subnetting?

Partitioning a single network can help relieve network congestion and increase security
30 Apr 2021
What is Section 230 and why does it matter?
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Policy & legislation

What is Section 230 and why does it matter?

Revoking the law could have unpredictable and far-reaching consequences
30 Apr 2021
Apple charged over breach of EU anti-competition rules
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Policy & legislation

Apple charged over breach of EU anti-competition rules

The tech giant could now face a fine of up to 10% of its global turnover
30 Apr 2021
Cost of a data breach report 2020
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Whitepaper

Cost of a data breach report 2020

Find out what factors help mitigate breach costs
30 Apr 2021
IT Pro News in Review: Driverless cars on British roads, vaccine passport fears, and the digital divide narrows
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Policy & legislation

IT Pro News in Review: Driverless cars on British roads, vaccine passport fears, and the digital divide narrows

Catch up with this week's top headlines in under two minutes
30 Apr 2021
Government and industry look to cryptocurrency regulation to slow ransomware
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cryptocurrencies

Government and industry look to cryptocurrency regulation to slow ransomware

However, experts warn that crypto laws won’t be a silver bullet against attacks
29 Apr 2021
G7 leaders discuss 5G infrastructure security for first time
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Security

G7 leaders discuss 5G infrastructure security for first time

Representatives agreed on the need for “rigorous evaluation of equipment” and avoiding over-reliance on a small number of suppliers
29 Apr 2021
Taming the machine: AI Governance
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Taming the machine: AI Governance

As machine learning expands, ensuring these tools are properly managed is a critical priority for all businesses
29 Apr 2021