TechTarget News - Week of Nov 13, 2016

It’s time to pay attention to mental health IT

Technology can play a significant role in mental health, but has been largely overlooked by both initiatives and funding. However, things are about to change

Amber Rudd orders Lauri Love extradition to US to face hacking charges

Engineering student Lauri Love faces trials in three US states and a possible 99-year jail sentence for allegedly hacking into US government computer systems as part of a political protest, despite concerns over his health

Vodafone softens Brexit stance

Mobile network operator does not expect the UK leaving the EU to have a significant impact on its ability to carry out business as usual

Department of Health searches for digital leader

The department is looking for a digital strategy and transformation leader to shape digital services in the health sector and work closely with GDS

Government launches digital trade platform

The Department for International Trade launches an online digital trade hub to help businesses gain access to international markets

GSMA calls for global 5G agenda

As advanced preparations begin for the next World Radiocommunication Conference in 2019, the GSMA calls on governments to work together on a global spectrum plan for 5G

Government data security confusing, finds PAC

A Public Accounts Committee hearing shows the government’s data and cyber security landscape is chaotic and confusing

NHS Digital CEO Andy Williams to retire

Chief executive officer will leave NHS organisation in March next year after just under three years in the role

Broadcom Brocade deal leaves questions

This week, bloggers weigh the possible outcomes of the Broadcom Brocade deal and discuss cybersecurity lessons fueled by the 2016 U.S. election.

ASA calls for clarity on broadband speed claims

The Advertising Standards Agency turns its attention to how broadband providers advertise the speed of their packages, amid fears that consumers may be misled

Investigatory Powers Bill looks set to become law

Rights groups have vowed to continue to oppose the controversial Investigatory Powers Bill, which is now just two steps away from becoming law

Telenor IoT strategy required core software change

Norwegian telco is expanding its internet of things business, which packages all the components its customers require to offer IoT-based services

European security industry has failed users, says expert

Cryptology expert Bart Preneel says the European security industry must commit to secure communication for the masses and open source is the key to secure infrastructure

Nestlé picks Telefónica to build IoT for coffee machines

Nestlé’s professional business services unit will incorporate internet of things technology into its coffee machines in pursuit of greater efficiency and customer satisfaction

Republican leaders recommend postponing FCC regulations

Following the presidential election, Republican leaders suggest the FCC take a pause in voting on any new FCC regulations. Plus, Facebook turns its attention to telecom.

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