Scrap Digital Tax, or no Free Trade Deal


The US will not negotiate a free trade deal with the UK unless a new digital services tax is dropped, according to a newspaper report – Source: Sky News The measure, which was proposed in 2018 by then chancellor Philip … Continue reading Scrap Digital Tax, or no Free Trade Deal

What now for GDS? Announcing Sprint 2018


Photo: GDS;  Article Source: CWS (Civil Service World) The digital transformation of government is critical to the successful delivery of public services. As the world’s number one digital government, the UK leads the way in this.   The Sprint 18 … Continue reading What now for GDS? Announcing Sprint 2018

Eternal Blue was a NSA tool


Source: BBC News Dave Lee, North America technology reporter The huge cyber-attack affecting organisations around the world, including some UK hospitals, can be traced back to the US National Security Agency (NSA) – raising questions over the US government’s decision to keep such flaws a secret. Elements of the malicious software used in Friday’s attacks were part of a treasure trove of cyber-attack tools leaked by hacking group the Shadow Brokers in April. One of the tools contained in the Shadow Brokers leak, codenamed EternalBlue, proved to be “the most significant factor” in the spread of Friday’s global attack, according to cyber-security … Continue reading Eternal Blue was a NSA tool