The British Army will be deploying two experts to combat the spread of harmful, false and misleading information.

£2.6 million is being made available to fund a number of projects to develop hi-tech solutions to the challenges caused by the coronavirus response

New powers for councils to hold public meetings remotely

Local authorities have been handed new powers to hold public meetings virtually by using video or telephone conferencing technology.

Surge in the number of people using NHS tech

Research shows that 38 per cent of people have increased their use of NHS technology since the start of the coronavirus outbreak.

'Digital Access Fund' needed so children can get online

The IPPR is calling for an emergency 'Digital Access Fund' to provide tablets or other digital devices to households where children cannot get onli

Crack down on false coronavirus information online

The government has announced that specialist units are working at pace to combat false and misleading narratives about coronavirus.

Regular support via NHS text message

People staying at home suffering with suspected coronavirus symptoms will get regular check-ins from a new NHS messaging service.

Coronavirus info service launched on WhatsApp

The government has launched a coronavirus information service on WhatsApp, to provide trustworthy information regarding the outbreak.

Cyber attacks have become more evolved and frequent

The extent of cyber security threats in the UK has not diminished, but the threat is actually found to have evolved and become more frequent.

NCSC issues cyber advice as home working rises

Organisations are being urged to follow cyber security best practice guidance in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

£1bn deal to end poor rural mobile coverage agreed

Ministers and mobile network operators are set to sign a £1 billion deal to make poor rural phone coverage a thing of the past.

Councils turn to AI to achieve £195 million savings

Councils across the country are expecting to save £195 million this year by introducing artificial intelligence technology techniques.

954 fax machines remain in use across public sector

At least 954 fax machines remain in use across local councils, police forces, universities and fire services.

Specialist cyber force to be launched

The National Cyber Force, which will target hostile states and terror groups, is due to be launched later in the spring.

Met boss blasts ’inaccurate’ facial recognition critics

Cressida Dick has again defended the use of facial recognition technology by the police, saying that critics of its use are ‘ill-informed’.

New Welsh digital public services centre

Finance Minister Rebecca Evans has announced that testing for a new digital public services centre will begin in Wales.