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Bracken: If retailers operated like government, they’d go bust

Digital director says civil service held back by big IT, manual, outdated processes and a ‘fetish’ for policy read more »

What Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg said in Mandarin that so impressed the Chinese

The Facebook CEO spoke in Mandarin for almost half an hour in a talk at a Chinese university on Wednesday read more »

IBM's chip business sale gets national security scrutiny

IBM's plan to transfer its semiconductor manufacturing business to GlobalFoundries faces a government review over national security read more »

Accused text-message spammers to pay $9 million in settlement

The group of companies promised free gift cards and electronics, but required phone owners to jump through several hoops read more »

Lawmakers call on FCC to reclassify broadband for net neutrality

Eshoo calls on the agency to use old telecom regulations, but take a light touch toward applying the rules read more »

Liverpool Council expects to save £30 million by ending ICT joint venture with BT

Decision taken after BT refused to agree to further price reductions to contract worth an estimated £70 million a year read more »

Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with Chinese official after iCloud attack

Apple's iCloud service recently faced a hacking attack in China read more »

New European Commission, approved by Parliament, will focus on the digital domain

The European Parliament has put an end to uncertainty over who will direct the EU's policy on data protection and telecom regulations read more »

Google, Facebook continue massive lobbying efforts in Q3

Google is on track to spend more money this year attempting to influence lawmakers than any other tech company read more »

Digital rights groups ask ITU to stay out of net neutrality debate

The U.N. agency should resist calls to regulation international termination fees for Web traffic, the groups say read more »

FTC appoints privacy researcher Soltani as chief technologist

Soltani has assisted newspapers with investigations of government surveillance and online privacy read more »

King's College Hospital NHS trust keeps a closer track on network user rights

Gives IT full visibility of changes read more »

NHS to expand analytics tool from 850 to 1,500 GP practices

‘RAIDR’ provides trends on A&E visits, high cost patients, prescriptions and other statistics using NHS data read more »

Candidates for EU's data protection job heard by the European Parliament

Europe is set to choose a new data protection supervisor after much delay read more »

Nottinghamshire abandons Blackberry for Windows 8.1

Council planning to give 2,000 tablets and 1,000 Windows phones to staff over the next year read more »

Samsung Knox devices approved for government use by NSA

The certification may help Samsung establish itself as a serious player in secured devices read more »

Are higher frequencies mobile's next frontier? The FCC wants to know

The agency is seeking comments on using spectrum above 24GHz for extra mobile capacity read more »

ITU gives public more access to talks on future of the Internet

Webcasts of intergovernmental committee meetings, and access to working documents, follow calls for transparency read more »

Cabinet Office launches procurement for new PSN framework

'Network Services’ framework worth up to £2 billion expected to launch in March 2015 read more »

Tech industry likes Obama nominee for patent office

Tech groups praise the nomination of former Googler Michelle Lee to fill a post empty for a year and a half read more »


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