The impacts on storage and compliance from Blockchain, robots and IoT

Vigitrust's Mathieu Gorge reports from Web Summit 2017 on the impact on storage and compliance of biometric security, Blockchain, and robots in internet of things deployments

DMCS opens local fibre broadband fund to applicants

Public sector bodies invited to apply for funding from £190m fund designed to stimulate local-level investment in FTTP broadband services

Geospatial Commission announced in Budget to open up OS data

Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond announced in his November 2017 budget a £40m Geospatial Commission to open up Ordnance Survey data to stoke new business for small companies

Gartner on the Pentagon’s ‘misconfigured’ AWS S3 bucket data leak

After details of the Pentagon’s online data collection habits came to light in the wake of its recent AWS S3 bucket leak, Gartner said web users should not be surprised to know the intelligence services are keeping tabs on their online activities

Advertising Standards tightens rules around broadband speed claims

ISPs will have to abide by a tighter set of rules that restrict the claims they are allowed to make about their broadband service speeds from May 2018

NHS data not fit for AI, Lords select committee told

House of Lords artificial intelligence committee hears evidence from experts about the challenges of sharing NHS patient data

Work needed to ensure positive tech revolutions, says researcher

The first technology revolution was brought about by all computers going online, but care must be taken that in the second and third tech revolutions, the good outweighs the bad, a cyber security researcher warns

IR35 reforms: Consultation on private sector roll-out confirmed in Autumn Budget 2017

The government has confirmed it is preparing to consult on whether or not to roll out the controversial IR35 tax avoidance reforms to the private sector

Government 5G investment must address roll-out as well as R&D

Chancellor Philip Hammond announces further round of investment in network connectivity technology, with more cash for 5G and fibre broadband projects, but some say it’s time for the government to invest in roll-out as well as R&D

GDPR could ramp up cyber extortion demands, warns researcher

The ransom demanded for stolen or encrypted data is likely to rise after the General Data Protection Regulation compliance deadline in May 2018, according to a cyber security researcher

Government urged to improve redress for mass data breaches

Open letter calls for UK government to make it easier for consumers to get compensation for mass data breaches by implementing an effective system for collective redress

US charges Iranian man with HBO hacking

The US has charged an Iran-based hacker with accessing HBO's computer systems, stealing data and attempting to extort millions of dollars

Hyper-convergence + backup software = scale-out backup nodes

Hyper-converged infrastructure with built-in backup software brings scale-out capabilities to provide data protection nodes via pre-configured appliances that can build into clusters

Meg Whitman steps down as HPE CEO

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman is to step down after six years in charge

CIO interview: David Southern, director of ICT, WWF UK

In his 17 years in the IT department at the WWF, David Southern has seen many changes – and the advent of cloud computing is one of the biggest

HSBC recruits CIO from Google

HSBC has recruited a CIO from Google as it seeks to continue to digitise its retail banking services

Uber recognises need for consumer trust after breach cover up

New Uber leadership has recognised the importance of consumer trust and that they never should have attempted to cover up a 2016 data breach that affected millions of customers and drivers

IR35 reforms: Economic concerns raised over prospect of private sector roll-out

With the government’s stance on rolling out the IR35 reforms to the private sector appearing to soften, IPSE and others air concerns over the threat this move could pose to the post-Brexit economy

HPE hails progress in using AI to build autonomous datacentres

Hardware giant claims to be the first in the industry to bring artificial intelligence-based infrastructure management software to market that can predict datacentre problems before humans can

Google invests £1m to help train UK computing teachers

Tech giant will provide grant to help train secondary school computing teachers across the UK