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How the Mercedes F1 IT team helped Lewis Hamilton win the British Grand Prix

When Lewis Hamilton crossed the finish line for his emotional win in the 2024 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, there would have been a good few fist pumps from the IT team at his Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team. While fans focus on the race engineers that helped get the Mercedes car back to the…

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Labour government plans new laws around cyber security, data sharing and skills

The Labour government has announced its legislative agenda for the new Parliament, with the King’s Speech outlining bills covering cyber security, data sharing and skills among proposals likely to impact IT professionals – but there are no plans for artificial intelligence (AI) regulation at this stage. The King highlighted his government’s intention to “pursue sustainable…

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Police Digital Service CEO Ian Bell resigns as company director following news of staff arrests

Police Digital Service (PDS) CEO Ian Bell is no longer a director of the company, two weeks after it emerged two of its employees had been arrested on suspicion of fraud, bribery and misconduct in public office. A Companies House filing, dated 16 July 2024, confirms Bell’s position as company director was terminated on 11…

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Week one of a new government and it’s time to talk tech

It is often said that politicians campaign in poetry and govern in prose, but as we contemplate the new government, trying to predict regulatory intentions in every policy announcement and ministerial appointment, what tech prose can the tech bros expect? In his speech on the steps of Number 10, our new Prime Minister highlighted his…

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Challenges of deploying AI to run public services more efficiently

In its 2024 general election manifesto, Labour promised to support the tech and digital sectors through a new industrial strategy and set about planning rules to boost digital infrastructure.The Tony Blair Institute (TBI) has now issued a report, Governing in the age of AI: Reimagining the UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), detailing how…

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Revamped DSIT to transform digital public services, says government

A revamped Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) will transform public services and supercharge economic growth through science and technology, the new government has claimed. The plans will see DSIT’s scope and size greatly expanded with a brief to unite digital transformation efforts – as they pertain to public services – under one command,…

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Welcome minister, the next Horizon scandal is here in your department

To: All incoming secretaries of state Algorithmic prediction and classification systems are probably in use in your department. They may or may not be called “AI”, and there may be other types of system labelled “AI” performing various functions. There is high risk they are causing harms to citizens and may be unlawful. If left…

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The Lian Li EDGE EG1000 1000W ATX 3.1 PSU Review: Power On The Edge

Lian Li Industrial Co., Ltd., established in 1983, is a Taiwanese company specializing in the manufacture of computer cases, power supplies, and accessories. They are one of the oldest players in the PC market and are known for their focus on aluminum-based designs. Lian Li produces a range of products aimed at both consumer and…

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Tech leaders recognised for social, cultural and economic innovations

Technology sector trade body TechUK has recognised four pioneering industry leaders for their work in using digital innovation to effect social, cultural or economic improvements in the UK. In its second annual President’s Awards, the organisation chose winners who it says are “going above and beyond” to use technology for good. The winners in each…

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Kaspersky says it can continue to sell cyber threat intelligence in spite of US ban

The US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has banned Kaspersky Lab from directly or indirectly providing antivirus software and cyber security products or services, meaning Kaspersky will be prohibited from conducting or participating in certain information and communication technology service transactions in the US. “The Russian Government has proven that it…

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