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Internet

22 June 2017

Computing GCSEs rises by 9%

The number of students who have registered to take the 2017 GCSE computing exam has increased by 9% year on year.Figures from the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OFQUAL) show that the number of year 10 and 11 students taking the computing GCSE has risen from 63,650 in 2016 to 69,350 in 2017.

Internet

20 June 2017

North Korean Lazarus botnet linked to WannaCry attack

There have been global reports that a North Korean hacking group was linked to the WannaCry attacks on NHS computers last month.The hackers were reported to have been sponsored by North Korea’s spy agency, and have strong links to Lazarus, the group responsible for the cyber

Internet

19 June 2017

Revolution of computing education proving difficult to achie

In an effort to revolutionise computing education is schools, the ICT GCSE is being scrapped for a new Computer Science GCSE.A spokesman for the Department of Education said: “The new exam had been designed with industry experts to develop the computational skills needed for toda

Internet

16 June 2017

Many Non-Voters Would Vote if They Could do it Online

Two-fifths of people who didn’t plan on voting in the general election claim they would if online voting was available.   

Internet

09 June 2017

Smart Farming only way to Feed Population

A report from an IoT sector analyst says the agricultural industry will need to embrace smart farming methodologies to support the growing human population.

Internet

08 June 2017

HSBC Launches Global Social Network for Businesses

HSBC Bank is helping its customers connect to potential partners through a digital hub.

Internet

06 June 2017

Europe Faces Shortage of Cybersecurity Professionals by 202

Nearly 40% of firms want to grow their cybersecurity teams by at least 15% in the next year.

Internet

01 June 2017

Twenty Years of Online Banking has Increased Financial Aware

More than two thirds of consumers can keep on top of their finances due to the evolution of online banking.

Internet

31 May 2017

Three Quarters of IoT are at Risk of Failure

The majority of IoT devices are at risk of failure, with almost two thirds stalling at the proof-of-concept stage.

Internet

30 May 2017

Bitcoin Hits $2,000 Trading High Point

The value of a bitcoin has hit a new high, with each individual coin now worth more than $2,100.

Internet

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).

Internet

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.

Internet

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.

Internet

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.

Internet

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.

Internet

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.

Internet

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.

Internet

10 May 2017

Cognitive Security is the Future

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

Internet

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.

Internet

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.

Internet

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.