February 2023

2 Minutes
Business and industry News

Consumer watchdog seeks behavioural science guru to analyse firms’ online influence tactics

Competition and Markets Authority advertises role at head of dedicated hub which analyses ‘high-pressure’ sales ops Credit: athree23/Pixabay The UK’s business and consumer-rights regulator is seeking “to appoint a prominent figure […]...
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2 Minutes
News Society and welfare

DWP and software firms exploring retirement savings platforms for self-employed – pensions minister

Laura Trott claims that automatic enrolment remains unsuitable for freelances – but other digital options may have a part to play Credit: 3D Animation Production Company/Pixabay The Department for Work and […]...
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3 Minutes
Defence and Security News

‘Top Secret UK eyes only’ – MoD plots new infrastructure for highly classified information

Facility in south-east England is likely to include private cloud and physical storage Credit: Tayeb Mezahdia/Pixabay The Ministry of Defence has signalled its intention to implement a new highly secure IT […]...
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2 Minutes
Defence and Security Government and politics News

Politicians sound alarm over Chinese tech risks

Senior parliamentarians express need for government-wide vigilance Credit: PublicDomainPictures/Pixabay Prominent politicians have expressed significant concerns about the security risks posed by the growing prevalence of Chinese-manufactured technology. Following reports that the […]...
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2 Minutes
Health and social care News

Government looks to turn Covid data platform into public ‘multi-threat dashboard’ for future health emergencies

The pandemic ‘demonstrated benefits’ of keeping citizens informed Credit: Tung Nguyen/Pixabay The government has begun work to create a permanent “multi-threat dashboard” that could keep the public informed about future health […]...
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4 Minutes
Government and politics News

‘If a company decides the UK is an unattractive place to be – do we want that company in the UK?’

Former digital secretary urges government to ensure it sticks to tough rules set out in online safety legislation Credit: UK Parliament/CC BY 3.0 Former digital secretary Nicky Morgan has said the […]...
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