NI electronic voter registration not in place for snap election

An electronic voter registration will not be in place in Northern Ireland for the snap general election on 8 June, despite legislation being passed in December to implement the systems.

Free tech tools aiding cyber crime, NCA warns

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned that young people are being helped into cyber crime by getting involved with free tools such as game-cheat websites or forums concerned with modifying games.

Councils warned over cloud service adoption

Local authorities are being warned to research before switching to the cloud, a study has found.

Report explores digital leadership in local government

LGiU says local councillors are not ‘digital dinosaurs’ as they investigate digital technology, governance and leadership in local authorities.

Survey reveals best and worst broadband providers

A Which? customer satisfaction survey has revealed that TalkTalk and BT are the worst broadband suppliers, with Sky and EE also scoring poorly.

Young cyber criminals helped by free hacking tools

The NCA has warned that young people are slipping into criminal cyber activity as a result of the availability of free, easy-to-use hacking tools.

Six month communication gap for emergency services

Emergency services face a ‘potentially catastrophic’ six-month period without a crucial communications system, the PAC has warned.

Half of UK firms hit by cyber breach, DCMS figures show

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has urged companies to protect themselves against cyber crime after statistics have found nearly half of all UK businesses suffered a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months.

Smart bandages to monitor wound healing to be trialled

Swansea University's Institute of Life Science is leading research into the trial of bandages which use real-time 5G technology to monitor how a wound is healing and help doctors keep track of patient’s activity levels.

Oxford trials innovative new city mapping

Oxford City Council is to trial a new street mapping project that could transform services across the city.

Birmingham City Council awarded for new website

Birmingham City Council has been awarded official Honouree status in the 2017 Webby Awards, the leading international award honouring excellence on the internet.

Slough and Maidenhead the latest Gigabit Cities

UK infrastructure provider CityFibre are set to transform the digital connectivity in Slough and Maidenhead as they gain Gigabit City status.

Third unaware of broadband price increases

Broadband prices rise by an average 43 per cent when fixed term deals end, with many customers unaware of the increase in cost.

Electoral Commission enlists Snapchat app to encourage young voters

The Electoral Commission has partnered up with social media app Snapchat in an attempt to prompt young voters to register for the local government elections.

City of London invests in public WiFi

The City of London Corporation has today announced a deal to deliver a free, public access WiFi network, offering internet access anywhere within the Square Mile.

59 per cent of population experience issues with broadband, survey finds

A new Which? survey has found that 59 per cent of households (16 million people) across England experienced some kind of problem with their home internet connection in the last year.

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