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23 January 2017
According to the latest Crime Survey for England and Wales there were 3.6 million fraud and 2 million computer misuse offences in the 12 months to September 2016.
16 January 2017
According to Gartner, research political upheaval and Brexit are forcing many businesses to adopt a “wait and see” approach to IoT investments.Research vice president at Gartner, John-David Lovelock, said: “In this period of massive uncertainty, some people are retrea
13 January 2017
Industry association TechUK has launched a set of high level principles designed to help build public confidence in the Internet of Things (IoT).This has come in response to a number of high-profile incidents that have seen IoT devices and sensors compromised by cybercriminals.
12 January 2017
GCHQ is backing a new hub for tech start-ups in a rare look into its approach to cyber security.Among the companies is a firm using artificial intelligence to monitor workplace behaviour.The start-ups will have access to staff at the UK’s most secretive agency and hel
11 January 2017
The Environment Agency is using cloud computing technology to provide flood forecasting services.The contract was agreed with IT services firm CGI.The deal is worth £5m and is on a three year contract.
10 January 2017
The City of London Corporation is to build a small cell network to provide an ultrafast wireless broadband service to replace its current free offering.The Corporation gave the network the green light yesterday morning, promising gigabit browsing speeds and giving users the ability to
09 January 2017
Experts have predicted that ransomware or malware will make up the majority of cyber attacks in 2017. Cyber attacks that exploit weaknesses in mobile devices and devices that make up the Internet of things (IoT) including Distributed Denial of Service attacks (DDoS) are also
06 January 2017
Almost 85% of manufacturers hope to use virtual reality (VR) technology for customer service according to research.A study by Oracle has shown 38% of manufacturers are already using VR for customer service, however 84% of firms hope to increase this deployment over the next three years
05 January 2017
Children in the UK are unwittingly giving away their rights to private data and putting their online security at risk.
04 January 2017
A study has shown that three quarters of global businesses are now gathering Internet of Things (IoT) data.According to the report, produced by analysts at 451 Research, 90% expect to increase IoT spending over the next year.Its latest study consisted of 1,000 enterprise IT
03 January 2017
TV presenter and tech campaigner Maggie Philbin has been appointed an OBE in the New Year Honours list.She has been honoured for her work in sparking young people’s interest in working in science, technology and engineering.Ms Philbin co-founded the TeenTech organisat
29 December 2016
It may be compulsory for people with drones to complete a safety test in future.That could be the outcome of a government consultation on strict new drone safety rules.Tougher penalties could also be in place for anyone who flies a drone in a no-fly zone with the possibility of a new c
28 December 2016
According to a Russian security firm cybercriminals are turning their hand to cash machines.The firm is warning that malware attacks can strip huge amounts of money from multiple cashpoints.According to security outfit Group IB criminals can hack the central systems of bank
23 December 2016
The government has provided £440m to enable 600,000 more premises to gain access to superfast broadband.The cash has come from “efficiency savings” and money returned by BT as part of the government’s flagship broadband rollout scheme.Culture Secreta
22 December 2016
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has delivered a major blow to the controversial Snoopers’ Charter.The blow comes after ruling that parts of the law that related to the retention of communications data for 12 months were unlawful.The IP Act passed through Parliame
21 December 2016
Facebook will take new measures to sort honest news stories from fake ones across its influential social network.The social giant will make it easier for users to report fake news when they see it, where they will take two simple steps rather than three.Facebook will pass a
20 December 2016
5% of UK homes and businesses are still unable to access sufficiently fast broadband speeds, despite a rise in the number that can access the service over the past 12 months.According to the Connected Nations 2016 report from Ofcom, 1.4 million homes and businesses across the UK l
19 December 2016
According to Gartner, nearly 70% of companies will make use of smart machines by 2021.
14 December 2016
To enable parents to help their children navigate safely online, Facebook has launched an online portal in collaboration with parents, teenagers and safety experts around the world.The social networking giant recently updated its Safety Centre Bullying Prevention Hub and has now introd
13 December 2016
KFC has confirmed that data belonging to members of its loyalty scheme may have been compromised by hackers.The fast food chain advised all 1.2 million members of the loyalty scheme to change their passwords, despite details of only about 30 of them being hacked.In an email
12 December 2016
The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched three grants that total £2.5m to help “future proof” the transport industry by harnessing innovation. The funding is intended to reduce innovation and is said to be available to companies, individuals and academics.