Machine learning helping Facebook fight online terrorism

Facebook is using machine learning to assess posts that may signal support for ISIS or al-Qaeda.

Instant messaging services ‘vital’ during crisis

New NHS guidance will help doctors, nurses and other health staff use instant messaging safely to co-ordinate patients’ care during emergencies.

Digital map to boost Midlands engine

The Midlands Engine Partnership will use £1.5 million to pioneer cutting-edge technology across the Midlands.

Watershed year for public sector cloud adoption

A new survey has highlighted a dramatic rise in the number of organisations planning to migrate core IT infrastructure to the cloud.

5G capacity could end fixed-line contracts

5G mobile data will be so reliable and fast most homes will no longer need a separate home broadband connection.

Smart infrastructure can make buses more reliable

A new generation of bus projects across the UK are helping to drive people out of their cars and onto public transport.

Glasgow launches Europe's first 'smart canal' scheme

Glasgow City Council has marked the construction of Europe's first ever 'smart canal' scheme, using technology to mitigate flood risk.

£200 million to kickstart national full fibre broadband

£200 million will be allocated to fund full fibre broadband connections in hard to reach areas across the UK.

LGfL to help schools upgrade their old computers

The Neverware's CloudReady operating system will allow schools to revitalise their old hardware and save money.

Majority of English councils using public cloud services

80 per cent English councils are now using public cloud services to some extent, although stumbling blocks are still preventing optimum use.

Life-threatening cyber attack on UK likely

The National Cyber Security Centre has warned that a life-threatening incident will almost inevitably strike the UK.

Rural Welsh classrooms to be video-connected to other schools

The Welsh Government has begun its Rural Education Plan by connecting rural schools with other classrooms via video technology.

GOSH partnership to transform tech innovation

A new technology innovation centre will open at Great Ormond Street Hospital to transform the use of technology in healthcare.

Digital Outcomes and Specialists 3 opens for business

The Digital Outcomes and Specialists 3 framework agreement has opened for business, with 94 per cent of suppliers SMEs.

Public sector digitisation reliant on SMEs

A new white paper has argued that locking SMEs out of public sector contracts is detrimental to the progress of digitisation.

£7.5 million fund for councils' digital innovation

Councils seeking to transform their public services through digital innovation can now apply to a new £7.5 million fund.