Technology

Vodafone claims Huawei ban will set back 5G and at huge cost

For some time, mobile operators have been briefing reporters in private that a complete ban on using Huawei equipment would be seriously damaging to the UK’s 5G future. But on Thursday morning, Vodafone came out with a stark warning in public: stop us from using Huawei gear and 5G will be delayed, at huge cost […]

Facebook boss Zuckerberg signals ‘privacy-focussed’ change in direction

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has said he believes secure, private messaging services will become more popular than open platforms. In a blog, Mr Zuckerberg outlined his vision to transform Facebook into a “privacy-focused platform.” Facebook owns Messenger and WhatsApp, but message encryption limits its ability to make money through targeted adverts. The social media giant […]

Bank customers hit by dozens of IT shutdowns

Customers suffered dozens of digital banking shutdowns last year, according to new figures that reveal the scale of banks’ IT problems for the first time. UK banks have begun publishing the number of operational and security incidents that have occurred, under a voluntary scheme overseen by the financial regulator. The data reveals major banks typically […]

Oracle research finds enterprises ready for benefits of 5G

While much of the discussion around 5G has centered on consumer devices, enterprises are looking towards the tremendous impact the technology can have on their ability to serve customers and the bottom line. Not only are most companies (97 percent) aware of the benefits of 5G, but 95 percent are already strategically planning how they […]

NHS organisations asked to replace all paper-based communications with email

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has called for all NHS organisations to replace all paper-based and fax-based communications with email to “reduce delays, boost cyber security and cut wastage”. The use of email in all communications by NHS organisations will not only introduce efficiency, but will also enable all NHS organisations to securely communicate with […]

Number of Facebook users continue to grow despite privacy scandals

Facebook users have continued to rise despite a series of data privacy scandals and criticism over its attempt to stem toxic content. The social media giant said the number of people who logged into its site at least once a month jumped 9% last year to 2.32 billion people. Fears the firm’s scandals could put […]

Facebook pledges to do more on self harm

New Facebook vice-president Sir Nick Clegg has told the BBC the firm will do “whatever it takes” to make its social media platforms safer for young people. Sir Nick was responding to the case of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who took her own life after viewing distressing images on Instagram. He added that some experts say […]