Articles about Government : UK
The next phase of the government's £150m investment in free wi-fi is rolling out, with the scheme on track to be completed "as soon as March 2015".
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) knows a thing or two about cloud computing, and they've decided to share some good recommendations. Plus an anti-NSA phone and more government tech shenanigans from the world over.
Criminals hide in the darkest places of the internet, says the outgoing director of GCHQ, and we have to enter that labyrinth to find them.
Do Americans want to be forgotten? Plus another SSL flaw, the FBI, and credit card security [Government IT Week]
Much is going on around the world. Click on in to see the latest government news from the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, and beyond.
We have a new white-as-the-driven-Snowden story on the NSA, the UK's equivalent of the denied-but-not-forgotten PRISM program, a white hot (yet ultimately ridiculous) battle between Google and Oracle, and lots more from around the world.
British police can access millions of UK mobile customers' data without a warrant.
British police are warning that smartphones in custody for forensics and ongoing investigations are being remotely wiped, potentially killing vital evidence.
The dark side of Internet of Things, FBI and China, and other government disappointments [Government IT Week]
Europol has finally figured out something I wrote about four years ago, the FBI seems to be taking the NSA's place in the "keep quiet and shut up" department, and no one is listening to the White House about data center energy efficiency (or much of anything else, it seems). It's another week in that slapstick world we call government.
People with hearing or speech impairments can now make phone calls using a Next Generation Text Relay service launched by BT in the UK today
For the first time, UK cable connections were faster than fibre connections, though not by much. However, ADSL2 speeds have increased, while the speed gap between urban and rural users has narrowed.
The Chinese government is cracking down on Instagram, fearing dissidents and food porn. Europe is once again telling Google how it feels, and the FBI is releasing software. Plus more gov news 'round the globe.
Following the widely publicised successes of some "sharing economy" companies such as Airbnb, the British government has commissioned an independent report with the idea of making the UK a "global centre" for sharing start-ups.
Not only has it been a big week for Apple products, it's been a big week for Apple privacy and government news. On one hand, Apple is promising to protect your privacy, on the other, the "warrant canary" has sung and Apple may be giving into PATRIOT Act demands. There's also more gov news the world over.
Germany, US, and UK top a broadband study which claims there is a link between spending on telecoms infrastructure and GDP.
Security concerns raised by US are not an issue for enterprise customers, says Chinese company as it aims at the corporate tech market.
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 Americans' privacy worries, DHS: it's not 2003 anymore, spies in the sky [Government IT News]
- 2 Microsoft: We took MikeRoweSoft too seriously
- 3 Sex Tech: UK ISPs reject filters, Google innovates CP elimination
- 4 Assange's options: How could he escape the UK?
- 5 Software giant threatens mikerowesoft