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Job centres to adopt digital signing-on pads, PCs and free Wi-Fi

24 Oct 2014  by Darren Allan
Job centres to adopt digital signing-on pads, PCs and free Wi-Fi
Job centres across the country will be undergoing a major digital makeover, with electronic pads that will eliminate the traditional queues job seekers face when signing on.

UK police arrest couple selling pirated music worth thousands of pounds

23 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
UK police arrest couple selling pirated music worth thousands of pounds
City of London Police revealed that the couple are from the Greater Manchester area and the value of the music on just one of the hard drives is estimated to be in excess of £350,000.

More than half of Brits have been the victim of online crime

22 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
More than half of Brits have been the victim of online crime
As part of its Get Safe Online Week 2014, the Cabinet Office has released a report on cyber crime, suggesting that the emotional damage of online fraud can often be as bad as the financial cost.

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

21 Oct 2014  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: As it happened

20 Oct 2014  by Team ITPP
TechCrunch Disrupt Europe 2014: As it happened
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.