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MPs doubt government will meet 1Gbps broadband target

Meg Hillier, who chairs the committee, said ministers “can’t rely on the private sector to get fast broadband to the hardest-to-reach, excluded and rural areas – and despite its repeated promises to do exactly that, we are apparently little nearer to closing ‘the great digital divide’ developing across the UK nor addressing the social and …

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Biden signs a memorandum expanding the NSA's role in protecting sensitive government networks, and mandating cybersecurity practices at DoD and spy agencies (Dustin Volz/Wall Street Journal)

Dustin Volz / Wall Street Journal: Biden signs a memorandum expanding the NSA’s role in protecting sensitive government networks, and mandating cybersecurity practices at DoD and spy agencies  —  White House order mandates cybersecurity practices at Defense Department, spy agencies, contractors Source link

Chinese government data shows domestic smartphone shipments grew 15.9% YoY to 342.8M units in 2021, below the 371.7M smartphones shipped in 2019 (Arjun Kharpal/CNBC)

Arjun Kharpal / CNBC: Chinese government data shows domestic smartphone shipments grew 15.9% YoY to 342.8M units in 2021, below the 371.7M smartphones shipped in 2019  —  – China domestic smartphone shipments jumped 15.9% year-on-year in 2021 to 342.8 million units, according to the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT). Source link

Source: Israeli police used NSO's Pegasus to monitor citizens, mayors, political protesters, and former government employees without warrants or court oversight (Tomer Ganon/CTech)

Tomer Ganon / CTech: Source: Israeli police used NSO’s Pegasus to monitor citizens, mayors, political protesters, and former government employees without warrants or court oversight  —  Mayors, leaders of political protests against former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and former governmental employees … Source link

Sources: the US government is reviewing Alibaba's cloud business to determine potential national security risks, including how it stores US clients' data (Alexandra Alper/Reuters)

Alexandra Alper / Reuters: Sources: the US government is reviewing Alibaba’s cloud business to determine potential national security risks, including how it stores US clients’ data  —  The Biden administration is reviewing e-commerce giant Alibaba’s cloud business to determine whether it poses a risk to U.S. national security … Source link

The UK government will increase scrutiny of crypto ads, bringing the marketing in line with other financial promotions, citing risk to buyers (Lucy Harley-Mckeown/The Block)

Lucy Harley-Mckeown / The Block: The UK government will increase scrutiny of crypto ads, bringing the marketing in line with other financial promotions, citing risk to buyers  —  Quick Take  — HM Treasury said it would ramp up scrutiny of crypto advertising in the UK.  — The move will bring crypto marketing within … Source …

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