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Apple Irish datacentre objectors to seek fresh High Court appeal against project

The remaining objectors to Apple’s plans to build a datacentre in Athenry, Ireland, are preparing to launch another appeal against the project, which has now been delayed by more than two and a half years  more ...

UK intelligence agencies ‘unlawfully’ sharing sensitive personal data, court hears

Intelligence agencies are “unlawfully” sharing huge datasets containing sensitive information about the population with industry, government departments and overseas intelligence services, a court will hear this week more ...

City of London Corporation launches ultrafast Wi-Fi network

City of London’s free Wi-Fi network is being backed by O2 and is supposed to deliver browsing speeds of up to 180Mbps more ...

How technology is transforming healthcare delivery in Gulf region

IT will transform the healthcare sector in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries over the coming years more ...

Encryption flaw leaves every Wi-Fi network in the world wide open

A Belgian researcher has uncovered a major weakness in the WPA2 Wi-Fi security protocol that is thought to leave every Wi-Fi network in the world open to attack more ...

Government launches £25m trial fund to develop UK 5G industry

DCMS is drawing down £25m from the £740m National Productivity Investment Fund to fund a number of testbeds and trials of 5G mobile network technology in the UK more ...

WEF gets to grips with risks posed by transformative technologies

World Economic Forum is bringing technology, insurance and government sectors together to better understand the risks posed by technology failures more ...

Executive interview: David Mahon, CSO, CenturyLink

David Mahon, chief security officer of CenturyLink, discusses why cyber security is actually the business strategy more ...

Don't use cost savings to secure senior management DevOps buy-in, CIOs advised

IT leaders may find themselves unlikely to succeed by promising senior management DevOps-induced cost savings, according to PuppetConf panel more ...

Apple wins Irish court backing for €850m datacentre in Athenry

After more than two years of planning delays and appeals, the Irish court has quashed two legal challenges to Apple’s plan to build a datacentre in the west Ireland town of Athenry more ...

US says its views must be heard in legal challenge to EU-US data sharing

The US government says it ‘has issues’ with an Irish High Court ruling, which will test the legality of EU-US data transfers as Facebook considers an appeal to Supreme Court more ...

Government proposes changes to make Britain safer online

The UK government has unveiled plans for an internet safety strategy to protect the British public from ‘worrying or nasty’ content online more ...

GE opens up on how its move to the AWS public cloud is progressing

The multi-national conglomerate claims to have migrated more than 2,000 apps to the AWS cloud, as its digital transformation efforts continue apace more ...

Max Schrems’s mass surveillance complaint knocked back another year or two by Irish judge

Irish data protection commissioner Helen Dixon has neatly avoided having to deal with the US surveillance of Facebook users in Europe by referring a complaint by Austrian lawyer Max Schrems to the European Court of Justice more ...

Italian cloud provider banks on Brexit to fill country’s largest datacentre campus

Campus will be powered by on-site renewable energy sources as Aruba sets sights on securing tenants displaced by the UK’s EU departure more ...

Dubai’s integrated government on Gitex catwalk

At this year’s Gitex, Dubai's smart city project is showing off its successes in integrating government services more ...

Ofcom adds new protections for consumer broadband buyers

ISPs will have to provide more detailed information on the range of broadband speeds customers are likely to receive during the buying process more ...

Security experts air concerns over hackers using AI and machine learning for phishing attacks

Security experts share views on risk of artificial intelligence being re-purposed by hackers for phishing attacks more ...

HMRC accused of suppressing IR35 stakeholder views on public sector contractor walkouts

Stakeholders are accusing HMRC of trying to suppress their take on how the tax avoidance reforms are affecting contractors, following claims their views were omitted from the latest IR35 Forum minutes more ...

Executive interview: Karno Tenovuo, senior vice-president, ship intelligence, Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce is developing autonomous ships, and the company’s senior vice-president of ship intelligence discusses how shipping will change more ...

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