Technology (UK)

Northern Ireland man charged over Manchester attack comments on social media

A 19-year-old man has been charged over comments he posted on social media about the Manchester bombing.<p>He was arrested on Tuesday evening in north …

Social Media

EE commences sales of new 32GB iPhone 6 model in United Kingdom

The re-released iPhone 6 with 32 gigabytes of storage has surfaced again in a new country, with the smartphone going on sale in the United Kingdom …

Apple

Twitter delights Scottish users with Saltire emoji

Good news for patriotic tweeters.<p>Scottish Twitter has been beloved of patter enthusiasts and journalists for years, the Scots’ unique way of phrasing …

Social Media

Northern Ireland study finds multiple benefits to using iPads in elementary classrooms

Technology can be beneficial to younger students learning core skills, a two-year research project has found, with elementary schools in Northern …

Apple

Eric Phillips: Helping redefine the world

Designing Alibaba's new headquarters intertwines work with natureIn March, NBBJ, a Seattle-based architectural and design firm that creates …

China

2017 Conservative Manifesto: full text

The Conservative Manifesto 2017:<p>Our Plan for a Stronger Britain and a Prosperous Future<p><i>The next five years are the most challenging that Britain has faced in my lifetime. Brexit will define us: our place in the world, our economic security and our future prosperity.</i><p><i>So now more than ever, Britain</i> …

Brexit

Frank O’Donnell: time to unlock our fintech potential

The financial services industry has long been a powerhouse of the Scottish economy and, with the advent of fintech, we have the opportunity to become …

FinTech

US cyber security firm Anomali creating 120 Northern Ireland jobs

US cyber security firm Anomali is creating 120 new jobs with the opening of a lab in Belfast.

Cybersecurity

Scottish villages chosen for broadband boosting pilot

<b>Villagers in some of the more remote parts of Scotland will take part in a pilot for a new broadband boosting technology.</b><p>It is the first commercial trial of the technology, which increases broadband speeds over very long phone lines.<p>About 60 premises in Argyll and the Hebrides are among six UK …

Scotland

A Massive Cyberattack Has Hit Over 150 Countries. Here’s How to Protect Your Computer.

A cyberattack is currently hitting countries from Great Britain to Russia, affecting hospitals, businesses, and home computers.<p>The attack, also known …

Conservative POV

Laptop ban may be expanded to flights from Europe

The United States may broaden its ban on in-flight laptops and large electronics to cover some flights from European countries, a move that highlights the growing concern over the increased sophistication of terrorist bombmakers.<p>DHS Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke is expected to fly to Brussels on …

Batteries

Eight consulting firms in Top 50 Employers for Women in the UK

<i>Eight high-profile consultancy companies have been names in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women in the UK. The annual unranked selection of firms</i> …

Women's News

Friday’s massive ransomware cyberattack will probably get worse, experts warn – VICE News

By Alex Lubben on May 14, 2017<p>A massive cyberattack infected some 200,000 computers in at least 150 countries Friday with ransomware — malicious software that encrypts the computer’s files and demands a payment to regain access to them. The attack was “unprecedented in scale,” Europol’s chief Rob …

Cybersecurity

UK cyber security researcher slams brakes on virus

22-year-old spots ‘kill switch’ and helps delay spread of virus<p>It is not often that you can halt a global hacking attack for a tenner. But when you …

Cybersecurity

Britain: Cyberattack hit almost 20 percent of UK's 248 public health trusts; all but 6 now back to normal

LONDON (AP) — Britain: Cyberattack hit almost 20 percent of UK's 248 public health trusts; all but 6 now back to normal.

Cyberattack

UK working to restore hospital systems after cyberattack

London — Britain's National Cyber Security Center says teams are working "round the clock" to restore hospital computer systems after a global …

Cybersecurity

UK general election: Hacking a very real threat to British political parties and voters

IBTimes UK speaks to experts to find out more about potential cyberthreats in the run-up to the election.<p>The alarming escalation of cyberattacks …

Cybersecurity

UK PM pledges to create new powers to punish and tax social media firms

British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged to create new powers allowing her to punish social media and communications companies that fail to look …

Social Media

VR technology offers tours of £17m Belfast apartment block yet to be built

A BELFAST property agent is using virtual reality technology to let potential buyers tour an apartment complex yet to be built.<p>In what is believed to …

News (Ireland)

UK Conservatives considering proposal to force social media sites to delete posts from teenage years

First, there was the right to be forgotten from the internet. Now, there may soon be the right to remove your childhood.<p>British Prime Minister …

Social Media Marketing

NCA statement on international cyber crime incident

Return to News<p><b>12 May 2017</b><p>An NCA spokesman said: "NHS England, NCSC and the NCA are responding to an ongoing international cyber incident which is …

Cybersecurity

Lego's five tips for a successful launch

Sara Holt was speaking at Launch 360, an event held in London this week by specialist launch agency Five by Five.<p>Before joining Lego in January this …

Marketing

UK startup Improbable just raised half a billion dollars to build the Matrix

A UK company wants to build massive-scale simulations of reality, and they just raised $502 million to do it.<p>The Series B funding round, led by Softbank, values the company at over $1 billion. The money will be used to develop Improbable's technology, in particular its SpatialOS cloud-based …

Startups

Britain Still an iPhone Hotbed

Great Britain’s region-leading love for Apple’s iPhone continued into the first quarter, with the California-based company’s share of smartphone …

United Kingdom

UK Advertisers Can Now Reach Everyone On Snapchat

Advertisers in the UK and France now have the opportunity to reach every Snapchat user with the roll out of Max Reach. Campaign reveals the new …

Advertising

UK virtual reality firm Improbable raises $500m

<b>A London-based virtual reality firm has raised $500m (£388m) in one of the biggest investments in an early stage European technology business.</b><p>Japan's Softbank is backing Improbable in a funding round that values the business at more than $1bn.<p>The deal is further evidence that the UK's technology …

Technology

Banking Trojan tests new attack techniques against high-profile targets

Major banks targeted as hackers employ redirection attacks against the financial sector.<p>One of the world's most widespread forms of banking malware …

Information Security

Fintech, hiring and cybersecurity on City’s election wishlist

Lobby group says the next government must 'look beyond' Brexit to secure long-term growth<p>The UK government needs to do more to ensure London retains …

Brexit

World’s first avatar interviewing software launched in the UK

A new online video interview software platform, Shortlister.com, has been unveiled which uses unique life-like avatars to pose questions in the place …

Recruitment

Is the US really going to ban laptops on flights from Europe?

US government is acting on intelligence suggesting terrorists may convert electronic devices aboard flights into bombs.<p>Reports suggest US will …

Airlines