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Government Presents T-level funding to boost pandemic recovery

besjunior – stock.adobe.com The government has announced it will be offering some employers £1,000 of funding for hosting T-level students By Clare McDonald, Business Editor Published: 11 Jun 2021 15:36 The government is offering £1,000 of funding to employers that provide industry placements for T-level students. Employers can claim £1,000 for each T-level student they…

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Did government permit Post Office to sack forensic accountants to pay Horizon scandal?

Whatever the Post Office told government about its decision to sack investigators examining subpostmaster prosecutions for theft could identify if the government was part of a cover-up By Karl Flinders, Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly Published: 08 Jun 2021 12:11 A lawyer has questioned the government’s role in attempts to cover up the Post Office…

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Nigeria’s government threatens to prosecute individuals for tweeting

Nigeria’s government is doubling down on its decision to ban Twitter indefinitely, with regulators Monday ordering broadcasters to stop using Twitter even to gather news, and the foreign minister summoning Western ambassadors whose countries criticized the ban.Why it matters: Twitter has been a powerful tool for younger Nigerians to mobilize, including during the massive #EndSARS…

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Government action on ransomware epidemic Collects pace

The US government steps up action against ransomware operators, while the UK’s NCSC publishes guidance on preparing to deal with a ransomware attack By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 04 Jun 2021 10:00 The US government is stepping up action against the current epidemic of ransomware, which this week has seen one of the world’s…

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Government response to National Data Strategy consultation depicts data as’asset, not threat’

Government responds to consultation with a promise of delivery, putting an emphasis on data as an asset, not a threat, and finding respondents keen on levelling up By Brian McKenna, Business Applications Editor Published: 18 May 2021 11:55 The government has responded to its National Data Strategy consultation by putting an emphasis on “data as…

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IR35 reforms: Government gifted roadmap to umbrella regulation by ex-senior policy adviser

The UK government is facing renewed calls to urgently push through regulation for umbrella companies, following the submission of a draft policy document by a former Office of Tax Simplification adviser that details steps that could be taken to expedite the process. The Umbrella companies – call for regulation draft policy document has been submitted…

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Ads Are Impersonating Government Websites in Google Results, Despite Ban

When Benjamin Sowers lost his job in the service industry last year due to the pandemic, he and his fiancée, Keely Reed, brainstormed a new career: starting a food truck serving charcuterie and sandwiches, to be stationed outside Reed’s family’s vineyard in Hood River, Ore. As the opening date in April sped ever closer, the…

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UK government publishes Online Safety Bill draft

Bill builds on previous commitments by the government, which has added new measures to uphold democracy and freedom of speech while making tech giants more accountable By Sebastian Klovig Skelton , Senior reporter Published: 12 May 2021 15:46 The UK government has published a draft of its long-awaited Online Safety Bill, introducing a raft of…

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Xiaomi along with the US government bury the hatchet, settle investment ban

Now if only they would sell smartphones here — Trump’s DOD called Xiaomi a “Communist Chinese military company” in mid-January. Ron Amadeo – May 12, 2021 5:40 pm UTC Xiaomi is no longer on the government’s blocklist, according to a new court filing spotted by Reuters. On its way out the door on January 14,…

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Authorities to reform Computer Misuse Act

peterzayda – stock.adobe.com Home secretary Priti Patel will explore reforming the Computer Misuse Act as calls mount for the 31-year-old law to be updated to reflect the changed online world By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 11 May 2021 14:45 The government is to begin work on reforming the 31-year-old Computer Misuse Act (CMA) of…