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Bank of England to simulate cyber war attacks in Operation Waking Shark 3

3 hours ago  by Dan Raywood
Bank of England to simulate cyber war attacks in Operation Waking Shark 3
The Bank of England is to test banking organisations’ vulnerabilities as part of a broader assessment of the reliability of their information security defences.

Hitachi seeks to solve IT vs. Management feud with new product lineup

22 hours ago  by Alysia Judge
Hitachi seeks to solve IT vs. Management feud with new product lineup
Hitachi Data Systems has announced a lineup of new products designed to help the previously strained relationship between IT and business management. ITProPortal was in Amsterdam to find out more.

CEO of "Russian Facebook" deposed and replaced by Putin's allies

22 Apr 2014  by Paul Cooper
CEO of "Russian Facebook" deposed and replaced by Putin's allies
The man who founded Russia’s most popular social network VKontakte announced on Monday that he had been fired, and that the site had been put “under the complete control” of Putin's allies.

UK kids can use phones but not building blocks, teachers worry

17 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
UK kids can use phones but not building blocks, teachers worry
Children at nursery school in the UK know how to swipe phones but not how to play with their toys, say worried teachers, amid government spending to transform schools into academies.

Newspaper tycoon: Google is building a superstate that threatens the future of Europe

17 Apr 2014  by Paul Cooper
Newspaper tycoon: Google is building a superstate that threatens the future of Europe
Google is running a “protection racket” designed to build its own digital “superstate”, according to Mathias Döpfner, the man behind some of Europe’s best-selling newspapers.

FBI turns Big Brother, plans digital face database of 52 million

16 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
FBI turns Big Brother, plans digital face database of 52 million
The FBI has been criticised for its ongoing "Next Generation Identification" programme that has the capability of storing 52 million scans of peoples faces, whether criminal or not.

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan will crack down on Twitter using tax laws

14 Apr 2014  by Paul Cooper
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan will crack down on Twitter using tax laws
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan still has it in for Twitter, now he's looking to crack down on Twitter using the country’s tax laws.

France bans work emails after 6pm

10 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
France bans work emails after 6pm
A new work agreement is being enforced by France to prevent workers checking emails and using professional devices after they have finished working for the day.

Only 2% of UK police trained to deal with cybercrime

10 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
Only 2% of UK police trained to deal with cybercrime
A report from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary has found police forces in England and Wales to be woefully under-prepared in dealing with cyber-attack, whether local or national.

Powerful sci-fi style railgun to be tested by US Navy in 2016

10 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
Powerful sci-fi style railgun to be tested by US Navy in 2016
The US Navy will be test firing a new type of weapon at sea in 2016. Named the railgun, it is capable of hitting a target up to 200 miles away ten times in a minute.

BBC slammed over £100m “complete failure” IT project

10 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
BBC slammed over £100m “complete failure” IT project
The BBC's Digital Media Initiative, started in 2006, has been labelled a "complete failure" and a waste of license fee payer's money by watchdog the Public Accounts Committee.