It’s been a important few days for the future of the internet as the world’s most important websites and organisations joined-in-arms in the battle for net neutrality. Make use of your uncapped data plans whilst you can, and check out DIGIT’s top picks for the weekly news round up.
This week we have terrorist-fighting AI, an extra £21 million for the NHS’ cybersecurity strategy, an Aberdeen Council digital upgrade, and shameful basic digital skills for the Scottish public. Beat the statistics and get informed – it’s on us.
Scottish Tech News Roundup:
- A Falkirk-based water treatment start-up has won the inaugural £7,500 Murgitroyd Innovator Launchpad competition.
- Aberdeen council is set to invest £60K upgrading their systems after a hack – but is it enough?
- Basic digital skills in Scotland are not as strong as the UK average, Bank of Scotland research finds
- Just Peachy: Stirlingshire-based Peachy Mondays chosen as employee feedback tool of choice by Brussels Airlines
World Tech News Roundup:
- The world’s biggest websites unite in a massive, internet-wide protest to save Net Neutrality
- Hyperloop One declared its first successful test run of Elon Musk’s futuristic transport technology
- G20 leaders call for access to encrypted information in the fight against terror, and yes – that includes your private messages
- Banks also join the fight by deploying AI to cut off funding for terrorist networks
- Down to fourth place: A lacklustre digital strategy drags the UK civil service world ranking below Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.
- Microsoft finally unveil their secret weapon in the cloud war against Amazon and Google
- Mobile always low on charge? University of Washington boffins develop a smartphone with no battery, but it’s more trouble than it’s worth
- The UK Government pledges an extra £21 million to boost cybersecurity across the NHS