Technology News

Open Access Government’s technology category has plenty of very recent and updated information on all the key topics on this ever-expanding market. 

Within this section, you can find articles on topics such as cybercrime, data protection and online harms. And we also touch upon the relevant topics such as social media and its potential danger and its ongoing need for regulation. The protection of personal data in the modern age is a topic is something we touch upon often in the contexts of revenge porn and other forms. Topics such as Cybersecurity in relation to business and the domination of ‘The Cloud’ are very popular.

We all cover a wide range of information concerning the emerging potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and the many developments and ethical arguments within this topic. we have experts giving their opinion on the future of AI and how it will move forward. We also look at AI and its involvement in healthcare.

We also cover the Internet of Things (IoT) along with the use of data and GDPR related issues.

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Improving the inclusivity of NHS technology for digital patients

To ensure that new NHS technology does not overlook older patients, a survey has taken patient’s comfort levels of using digital services Despite NHS technology...
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Cyber risk: how secure is our critical infrastructure?

We can’t be complacent about cybersecurity threats to critical national infrastructure - every organisation must play a part in protecting it.

AI in healthcare can help save time & brain

Mark Hitchman, Managing Director of Canon Medical Systems UK, explains why AI in healthcare can deliver time efficiencies & better standards of care for patients.
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Escalating supply chain cyber-attacks need a strategic response

Stuart Jubb, Group Managing Director at Crossword Cybersecurity, outlines the need for a more strategic and collaborative approach to maintain visibility of supply chain attack threats.
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Esports at the Commonwealth Games: A step in the right direction?

Last weekend’s Commonwealth Esports Championships marked yet another milestone for the world of competitive video gaming.
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Privacy enhancing technologies are transforming government data usage

The need for data value is driving public sector interest in increasingly visible Privacy Enhancing Technologies.
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Disabled facilities grant: why is it so backlogged?

Councils need to overcome functional silos and improve access to the disabled facilities grant – and technology may just be the solution.
Microscopic nano robot kills disease-causing bacteria inside the human body

‘Nano-robot’ built entirely from DNA

Nano-robot made from DNA can study cell processes invisible to the naked eye.
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The hype around artificial intelligence

Gabriella Kereszturi, Senior Lecturer in Marketing at The University of Law Business School, walks us through the hype around artificial intelligence.
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Blue light exposure: What are the dangers?

Daily, lifelong exposure to blue light which comes from phones, computers and household fixtures can worsen with age.
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Could cutting-edge technology provide a potential HIV cure?

Scientists at AIDS 2022 describe how new technological insights into HIV latent cells could help HIV cure research.
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Ransomware attacks threaten the NHS

Mark Warren discusses ransomware attacks and why the NHS is particularly vulnerable.
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Improving patient care starts with technology

Liam Canavan illustrates the potential of technology in improving patient care, such as reducing waiting times for medical diagnosis and treatment.
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Cybersecurity strategies: fighting alert fatigue and building resilience

As security risks increase in complexity and data expands exponentially, cybersecurity strategies need to simplify – and streamline.
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A revolution in AI: diagnosing cystic hygroma early on

A unique Artificial Intelligence-based deep learning model can identify birth defects in fetal ultrasounds early on .
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Players of video games could have enhanced brain activity through gaming

Players of video games show enhanced brain activity – potentially giving them useful life tools in perceptual decision-making.
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Exposing the criminal underground of the dark web

Open Access Governments speaks with Gareth Owenson, one of the founders of Searchlight, to uncover the murky underbelly of the world wide web.

The dangers of the dark web: being safe online

Open Access Government speaks with Javad Malik from KnowBe4 on security awareness programmes and the dark web.
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The cities of the future are smart – but we must also make them...

From glasses giving wearers, VR and AR overlays to smart rings tracking our sleep, technology is only continuing to grow, what will our cities of the future look like and will they be safe?
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Public sector customer service and the adoption of cloud technology

Rob Irons, Senior Manager at Hinduja Global Solutions, discusses whether public sector customer service has improved with the adoption of cloud technology.

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