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Will the UK government ever fulfil its digital by default plans?

7 hours ago  by Emily Garthwaite
Will the UK government ever fulfil its digital by default plans?
A tri-monthly progress report on the Government Digital Strategy has revealed that the original target for all exemplar services to go “live” may not be met.

Home Office wages war on child abuse with new project

20 Oct 2014  by Emily Garthwaite
Home Office wages war on child abuse with new project
The Home Office has begun work on the UK’s national Child Abuse Image Database (CAID) that aims to enable law enforcement to better tackle the crime.

'The classroom hasn't evolved since the printing press was invented' says top Angry Bird

20 Oct 2014  by Tom Phelan
'The classroom hasn't evolved since the printing press was invented' says top Angry Bird
Chief marketing officer and "Mighty Eagle" of Rovio Entertainment Ltd., Peter Vesterbacka, joined a panel to discuss the gamification of education at Moscow Open Innovations forum.

TechCrunch Disrupt Europe 2014: Photos, commentary and the Startup Battlefield LIVE

20 Oct 2014  by Team ITPP
TechCrunch Disrupt Europe 2014: Photos, commentary and the Startup Battlefield LIVE
The agenda looks very pretty indeed, featuring the likes of Michael Acton Smith, Neelie Kroes, Waze, Raspberry Pi, a couple of Tech City celebs and some of the most promising startups around.

UK police compiling national database of child sexual abuse images

17 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
UK police compiling national database of child sexual abuse images
Dubbed the Child Abuse Image Database, it will enable the authorities to conduct more efficient investigations into abuse, hopefully leading to the identification of new victims.

Multi-million pound big data centre aims to solve world’s environmental issues

17 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Multi-million pound big data centre aims to solve world’s environmental issues
The University of Reading has received £13 million to launch the facility, which plans to turn complex environmental datasets from satellite research into commercially viable ideas.

Facebook launches Safety Check to keep friends updated after natural disasters

16 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Facebook launches Safety Check to keep friends updated after natural disasters
With many people turning to social media following a major crisis, the service will provide peace of mind by letting loved ones know that users within the affected area are safe.

Mark Zuckerberg pours $25 million into the fight against Ebola

15 Oct 2014  by David Konow
Mark Zuckerberg pours $25 million into the fight against Ebola
Mark Zuckerberg has more money than he knows what to do with, that’s a given. But now he’s putting his money towards a very good cause, fighting the ebola virus.

MPs call for tough crackdown on fake websites

14 Oct 2014  by Emily Garthwaite
MPs call for tough crackdown on fake websites
MPs have called for tougher action on misleading copycat motoring websites in a new House of Commons report on the user perspectives of government motoring services.

Argos hands out tablets to pensioners - the digital kind

14 Oct 2014  by Ian Barker
Argos hands out tablets to pensioners - the digital kind
We're increasingly becoming a digital society yet almost one in five people in the UK lack digital skills and 52 per cent of those are aged over 65.

BT wins £420m PS broadband contract from Welsh government

13 Oct 2014  by Gary Flood
BT wins £420m PS broadband contract from Welsh government
The Welsh Government awards BT a multi-million pound seven-year contract to operate a new Principality-wide public sector broadband network.