UK conducts cyber attack on Islamic State
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Seven TRS-80s and a couple of macs burst into flames

Blighty is claiming to have conducted a "major offensive cyber-campaign" against the Islamic State death cult.

UK government uses AI to block jihadist content
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Rudd claims she can block Isis from the Internet

The UK government has unveiled a tool it says can accurately detect jihadist content and block it from being viewed and is thinking of forcing companies to use it.

Huawei looks to UK after US snub
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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 10:51

Huawei looks to UK after US snub


The US number one spying chum has no problem

While the US claims that Huawei is a spy for the Chinese government, it seems that the UK, which does a lot of US spy work, has no problem working with the company.

UK snooper's charter is illegal
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Thursday, 01 February 2018 10:48

UK snooper's charter is illegal


No oversight

UK judges have ruled that the British government's digital surveillance programme is illegal.

UK and France ally over AI
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Thursday, 25 January 2018 10:37

UK and France ally over AI


Brexit backdoor remaining

While the UK government is frantically trying to show that it is really about Brexit, it is apparently doing deals with the French on artificial intelligence, data, cybersecurity, digital government and tech skills.

British ISPs banned from massaging broadband speed figures
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You can’t claim speeds that most users don’t get

Broadband firms will no longer be able to advertise broadband speeds based numbers that only a few customers get.

Echo show shows up in UK
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Thursday, 16 November 2017 13:00

Echo show shows up in UK


Took a while

Amazon's Echo Show is finally ready for British customers after being announced in May.

Russian hackers attack major UK sectors
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 16:18

Russian hackers attack major UK sectors

GCHQ is on the case

The chief executive of Britain's GCHQ cyber security centre said today that its spooks are aware of attempts to disrupt the UK's energy, telecomms and media by attempted hacks.

Rudd demands social networks censor extremist speech
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Thinks AI will sort it all out

Britain’s top internal security official is pressing social media companies to devise automatic systems to spot and block violent militant messaging before it is posted on their networks.

British women are hardcore gamers
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Friday, 03 November 2017 11:09

British women are hardcore gamers


Guinness says UK women dedicate a big chunk of their lives to gaming

British women in 2017 are spending a month of every year playing video games, according to new research.