Articles about Government UK
The House of Lords has approved a long overdue copyright 'exception', making it legal to copy content for personal use.
The City of London police will start pasting banners on copyright-infringing sites warning users to go elsewhere.
SEC to Facebook: yeah, we're good, Homeland Security does software, and go ahead and unlock your cellphone [Government IT Week]
It's been a slow summer in Gov news, but at least the Library of Congress seems willing to let you unlock your cell phone. The SEC just "liked" (or at least ignored) Facebook's IPO mess, and DHS is now the Department of Homemade Software. Read on...
We could not live without our mobile phones and texting, according to Ofcom's latest survey of consumer habits.
Rotten or patchy broadband signal at home or at work could be a thing of the past if Vodafone's Open Sure Signal project can prove its worth.
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...
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.
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.
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.