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Obama uses White House ‘Demo Day’ to call for more diversity in technology industry

Government Digital Service in need of a refresh, says DVLA CTO Iain Patterson Read More »

How Williams Martini Racing will use machine learning and the Internet of Things

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of Things could all play a significant role within the Williams Martini Racing Formula 1 team in the not too distant future, its IT director, Graeme Hackland, has told Computing. Formula 1 often sits at the cutting edge of information technology, with analytics and big data now playing a key role at the ... Read More »

Edward Snowden brands Facebook ‘shameful’ as social network is accused of secretly backing US data-sharing scheme

Facebook has been accused of secretly backing the US Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA) – which is now poised to become law – while it continues to publicly oppose the act. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has branded the social network “shameful” in response. If it goes through US Congress, CISA would allow companies and the government to share private user ... Read More »

32 charged over what FBI calls ‘largest known computer hacking fraud scheme’

An international group of stock traders and two Ukrainian computer hackers who allegedly worked together to make over $100m (£64m) in illegal insider trading profits have been charged with fraud. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged 32 people for taking part in a scheme to profit from stolen information about corporate earnings. The FBI has described ... Read More »

Uber to quadruple cybersecurity team to protect drivers from attacks

Controversial taxi-ordering service Uber is set to quadruple the size of its cybersecurity team to protect customer data, defend against hackers and even protect its drivers from attack. The company, which allows users to order a taxi using a smartphone app, currently has a security team of 25 and plans to increase its size to 100 by the end of ... Read More »

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos defends company against accusations of "dystopian" work practices

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has hit back at a damning report which paints his company as a “dystopian” corporation which punishes employees should their work be affected by health or family issues. The New York Times (NYT) expose titled Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace claims that Amazon employees have been laid off after being diagnosed with ... Read More »

Ashley Madison CEO resigns in wake of adulterers dating website hack

Our top IT stories: Windows 10 forced upgrades, secrets of O365, and Linux Foundation to the rescue Read More »

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos plans space travel with Blue Origin

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has put forward plans to launch rockets into orbit, becoming the latest technology industry leader join a growing field of billionaires engaged in the race to space. Bezos revealed his goals for space startup Blue Origin as the competition among private firms looking into human space travel and exploration intensifies. The announcement comes shortly after fellow tech ... Read More »

Further and faster – technology and the evolution of the Rugby World Cup

Behind every successful major sporting event is a team. While at first this might make you think of those on the pitch, the team I’m referring to is the many unsung heroes behind the scenes. As you unravel the Russian doll-esque team structure at Rugby World Cup, you’ll swiftly discover that technology and the teams responsible for it are the ... Read More »

RBS accused of ‘falsifying’ customer information in breach of Data Protection Act

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been accused of breaching  the Data Protection Act by editing customer emails, call transcripts and altering how it presented its “central file” record of correspondence. According to The Times, the claims have been made by an RBS customer who believes that his business failed due to the alleged nefarious activities by the bank, ... Read More »

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