£200,000 facial recognition spend resulted in no arrests

Britain’s largest police force has spent more than £200,000 on controversial facial recognition trials that resulted in no arrests.

Tech to improve Oxford’s roads and promote cycling

Oxfordshire County Council’s Smart City initiative is developing plans for new technology to identify crumbling road surfaces more quickly.

Public rollout begins for NHS App

The NHS App has started its public rollout following successful private testing with more than 3,000 patients across 30 GP practices.

Local authorities trailing in cloud adoption

New analysis of cloud adoption across councils, public bodies, universities and emergency services reveals slow progress and hurdles to climb.

GCHQ establishes all-female cyber training classes

The NCSC has announced plans to set up all-female classes in cyber-skills as part of an attempt to recruit a wider range of experts.

147 cyber attacks in five years in Cumbria

The NHS in Cumbria has been hit by more than 150 cyber attacks in the last five years, with 147 directed at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust.

Screen time encouraging children’s inactivity

A new report has highlighted how children are increasingly choosing to spend hours indoors and on screens instead of playing outside.

Tech shake up to remove GP's outdated systems

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced plans to replace frustrating IT systems in GP practices with modern technology.

New cyber security standard for self-driving cars

Transport Minister Jesse Norman has announced a pioneering new cyber security standard to develop self-driving car technology.

NHS e-Referral reaches online booking milestone

The NHS e-Referral Service has hit 100 million bookings since it was launched in 2005 as the NHS Choose and Book Service.

Better Broadband Scheme extended to 2019

The closing date for applications for the Better Broadband Scheme has now been extended until 31 December 2019.

Worst street for broadband 2,000 times slower than fastest

More than a quarter of UK homes do not have fast enough broadband to cope with a typical family’s internet needs.

Lack of cyber security expertise within the NHS

A new survey of NHS trusts has revealed a large disparity in cyber security skills and spending across the NHS.

Free phone charging at West Midlands bus stations

Bus passengers can now charge their mobile phones for free while waiting for a bus at ten stations in the West Midlands.

£9 million Centre for Cyber Security in Hereford close

Herefordshire County Council is being urged to approve the launch of a new joint venture company to build a new Centre for Cyber Security.

Fax machines to be banned on NHS

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has banned the NHS from buying fax machines and has ordered a complete phase-out by April 2020.

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