Expansion urged for the Web's upcoming 25th year

A supporter speaks out for the British web designer's proposal for government digital service, ensuring ongoing access to communications.

Windows 8 tablets embraced by Scottish government

The Scottish Government plans to roll out Windows 8 tablet PCs from several vendors to key civil servants for use on the job.

UK Cyber Crime Unit reports first conviction by new team

The British National Crime Agency has sentenced its first offender after an investigation by the agency's National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU).

Biometric security tested by UK bank using vocal passwords

Barclays is using Nuanceā€™s FreeSpeech voice biometrics software to confirm and identify customers, instead of using security questions.

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British Library leads a team to archive UK web resources

British website content will be preserved along with traditional library resources in a project shared by six libraries in the UK.

Warning: mobile apps can lose you customers, Forrester says

If you don't craft a great mobile app strategy, then other companies will fill the gap and get your customers.

Networks, not just end users, are urged to guard against bots

Hosting facilities for networks must become more adept at filtering software bots that foster denial-of-service attacks, because they are as likely to abet such actions as infected home PCs, AT&T's chief security officer says.

British online retailers face legal action over websites

Top tips for retailers include being clear and open about cancellation rights and also providing a full refund when things go wrong.

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Industry commitment to hardware funding, student training sought

Wolverhampton is part of the Oracle Academic Initiative, which allows it to pay very little for licenses to teach the software.

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Stock exchange's backup: Twitter, Facebook

The New York Stock Exchange says it plans to use Twitter and Facebook for finding buyers and sellers to close daily trading, following a technical glitch that saw its usual method of e-mail fail.

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Cloud Uptake Lower Than Expected, Research Firm Says

Gartner says cloud computing is moving slower than what everyone thought it would.

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Reuters Suffers Second Hack This Month

Reuters News Service's blogging platform has been hacked, allowing false posts claiming that Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal had died to be published.

Official Olympics Website Won't Win a Gold Medal

The London 2012 Website has deteriorated during demand during the Olympic Games, performing poorly in a number of areas.

London 2012 Website Worst Performer in Online Olympics Tests

The official London Olympics website, london2012.com, has been found to be the worst performer in a number of online tests.

BBC Three Months Behind on Olympics Intelligent Video Player

The BBC is three months behind on procuring an intelligent video player that is set to be used throughout the Olympic Games this summer.