Articles about Government UK
Turning its back on Microsoft Office's native formats, the UK government has adopted the Open Document Format for all its sharable documents.
It has been a record year for the Information Commissioner's Office in prosecutions and penalties, but the information age keeps piling on the pressure.
The speedy passage of the data retention and investigatory powers is drawing all sorts of invective. We just need to calm down and have a little faith, don't we?
The lower house of UK parliament has pushed through a bill to continue to allow British data retention laws to stay in place after the European Court of Justice threw out the previous law.
We don't need more tanks, we need the latest in cyber warfare, says UK PM David Cameron.
It is essential that an organization's critical computer/networking systems and services are properly monitored so that staff can be made aware of and respond to problems and trends. This System...
FTC sues Amazon, China bickers with Apple, and MS looks into right-to-be-forgotten [Government IT Week]
There's a Zune or BlackBerry gag there, but we'll just let it pass. This week, Apple is not only the bling to swing in China, but is accused of being a national security concern. Mix location tracking with selfies and who knows what you'll get? Click on in to read some more worldwide IT government news.
The UK spy agency's Tempora project is under scrutiny by regulators as part of a hearing demanded by civil liberty groups.
New legislation is being passed at high speed in an attempt to stymie changes that force UK communications companies to store data on all their customers' communications.
Seven internet service and communications providers worldwide have filed a legal complaint against the UK's GCHQ spy agency in the wake of the NSA scandal.
Bitcoin sorta legal in CA, NSA transparency report, and Internet voting fails in Norway [Government IT Week]
Internet voting fails in Norway (and if it won't work there, it probably won't work anywhere). If you're living on the left coast, you can now, at least semi-legally buy your weed with bitcoin, and the DNI releases a transparency report. No, that's not a joke. We report the news here, bucko.
NATO has updated its cyber defence policy in the light of a number of international crises that have involved cyber security threats.
The government has decided that it's not worth the risks, especially since test programs didn't improve turnout. Yet enthusiasm remains in other countries.
We've heard the 'dog ate my email' story before, but the claims coming from the IRS are hard to swallow (especially when they're so impatient with us if we can't find something). There's more (and less) to that story, and we'll be following it as it unfolds and unravels.
London Tech Week: It might seem like a lot of hot air, but that's what you need to lift a balloon.