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.


Time is running out: What risk does the ISDN/PSTN switch off pose?

Time is running out…to consider what exposure and risks the ISDN/PSTN switch off poses to your organisation, says Nick Cassidy, Director, Segmentation Group Ltd.
Erp software, public sector cloud hosting

Public sector cloud hosting: It’s time to make the switch

The experts behind QuickThink Cloud explain why public sector organisations all over the UK should be looking to host their ERP software and wider IT infrastructure in the cloud.
facebook and instagram, russian investigative committee

Russia say using Facebook and Instagram now illegal

The Russian Government said anyone in Russia using Facebook and Instagram would be prosecuted similarly to an ISIS terrorist.
eu committees, pegasus spyware

Three new EU committees to dissect digital misinformation

Three new EU committees will investigate the use of spyware by European governments, malicious foreign interference and lessons learnt from the pandemic.
ransomware and zero-day threats, digital hygiene

Ransomware & zero-day threats: Backup evolving

Jeremy Wyatt, Operations Director at FCS, explains how backup is evolving to aid recovery from ransomware and zero-day threats.
fundamentals quantum computing

The fundamentals of quantum computing

Martin Lukac, Associate Professor from School of Engineering and Digital Sciences, Nazarbayev University, discusses the fundamentals of quantum computing
digital finance

Digital finance haunted by traditional inequalities in Global South

While digital finance seems to be the way of the future, access to mobile phones may amplify economic disparities among women in the Global South.
image search gender bias

Google’s image search gender bias shows underrepresentation of women

Google image searches of certain professions, such as “CEO”, have been found to solely represent men – Google claimed to have fixed this – but the results can change searchers’ worldviews.
aec sector

Implementing new technologies: Chance for the construction sector to join Industry 4.0

Jose M. Peña - Director of Lurtis Ltd discusses implementing new technologies and argues this is an opportunity for the AEC sector to join Industry 4.0
connector technology, technologies

Advancing connector technologies for multicore optical fibres

Ryo Nagase, Professor from Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan, highlights research concerning advancing connector technologies for multicore optical fibres, starting with an informative introduction.
data uk eu, data flow

2 million terabytes of data will flow from UK to EU, by 2030

The European Data Flow Visualisation Tool says that 2,291,077 terabytes of non-personal data will flow to cloud facilities in Europe by 2030.
Open source technology, software

What is open source, and why does it matter today?

Amanda Brock, CEO of OpenUK, considers what open source is and why it matters today.
cyber procurement

Building resilience & strengthening your cyber procurement

Elizabeth Giugno, Cyber Security at CCS, details the importance of the public sector building resilience & strengthening cyber procurement
china's deepfake

China’s legislative attempt to control deepfake tech

China’s cyber space watchdog has released a new draft regulation in an effort to control the dangerous use of deepfake technology across the country

Men at higher risk of “sextortion” since the COVID pandemic

Men, Black and Native American women, and LGBTQ Individuals at high risk of falling victim to online extortion
digital services act, digital regulations

European parliament adopts draft of Digital Services Act

The Digital Services Act (DSA), a European attempt to place digital regulations on tech giants like Facebook and Google, passed with a strong majority.
app babies, new born babies

Hospital trials app to help new parents caring for premature babies

Parents of babies leaving the NICU have been using an app to get real-time medical updates - giving them vital information that may otherwise get lost.
vaccine passports, digital vaccine certificates

Vaccine passports: Reimagining their cybersecurity

Jonathan Jackson, BlackBerry, looks at how vaccine passports and digital vaccine certificates could work - while facing off with cyber-criminals across the world.
microchip production lithuania, china microchip

Taiwan announces $200 million for microchip production in Lithuania

Taiwan announced a $200 million investment for microchip production in Lithuania, with a further $1 billion credit programme for innovation.
trust in ai

Data reveals people do not trust AI weapons

As AI becomes more integrated into twenty-first century society, researchers have investigated to what extent the general public trust it.

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