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Read the latest internet and technology news from around the world.


26 May 2017

UK Businesses Urged to prepare for GDPR

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said there is no time for businesses to delay in preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


26 May 2017

Digital-only Bank gets Regulatory Approval

An online-only bank built on cloud-based software is the latest challenger bank to receive regulatory approval in the UK.


22 May 2017

FCC Votes to End Net Neutrality Rules

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has overturned rules that force ISPs to treat all traffic data as equal.


19 May 2017

Young Shoppers Want to Buy Through Social Media

Shoppers aged 20 and under are increasingly interested in buying goods directly through social media.


16 May 2017

Global Ransomware Attack Sparks Long Awaited Wake-up Call

The attack that hit about 200,000 computers in 150 countries may finally force businesses to take cybersecurity seriously.


12 May 2017

BT to Cut 4,000 Jobs in Digital Transformation

BT will axe 4,000 jobs as it hopes to save £300m through a restructuring programme across its Global Services.


11 May 2017

Barclays Launches £10m Digital Safety Campaign

Barclays will lead a £10m campaign against digital fraud as research reveals the scam hotspots for adults.


10 May 2017

Cognitive Security is the Future

Modern computing capabilities combined with cognitive technology opens huge potential for tackling unknown attack patterns.


09 May 2017

Real Time Internet Surveillance Planned

The ‘live’ surveillance of British web users’ internet communications has been proposed in a draft technical paper.


08 May 2017

Advertising Regulations to crack down on Broadband Speed Cla

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) have opened a 10 week consultation on proposals to tighten rules on how broadband is advertised.


04 May 2017

Metropolitan Police to Hit Massive IT Overspend

The Metropolitan Police Service is set to spend tens of millions of pounds more than expected on its IT upgrade.


03 May 2017

DDoS a Top Security and Business Issue

DNS should be at the core of information security strategies as DDoS attacks increasingly form part of wider cyber attacks.


02 May 2017

Many Companies Lack a GDPR plan

Many organisations around the world do not have a coherent plan to prepare for compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


28 April 2017

Worldwide Ransomware Grows by 50%

Ransomware attacks on businesses worldwide have grown by 50% since last year.


26 April 2017

One in Eight People Suffered from Healthcare Breach

One in eight consumers in England and Wales has had their private medical information stolen.


21 April 2017

UK deemed Biggest Online Shopper

Online shoppers across the UK spend more per household than consumers in any other country.


20 April 2017

Facebook Working on Brain-powered Tech

Facebook has announced it is working on technology to allow users to control computers directly with their brains.


19 April 2017

Nearly all Retailers Think IT is Critical

Most US and UK retailers agree IT is critical when operating retail branches.


18 April 2017

Cyber Attacks Hit One in Five UK Firms

Research suggests one in five British firms had been hit by a cyber attack last year.


13 April 2017

IAM a Core Building Block for GDPR

Identity and access management is key to enabling organisations to become compliant with the GDPR, according to a senior analyst.


12 April 2017

Cybersecurity Fears are a Barrier to Fintech Revolution

Three quarters of large global financial services companies have identified the importance of fintech firms, but 71% see cybersecurity as an associated risk.