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BAFTA relaunches scheme for young game designers and coders

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) today relaunched its scheme to encourage more young people to pursue careers in the games industry.

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Shane Richmond: How Hollywood’s A-listers revealed a flaw in security

The recent publication of private photos of Hollywood actresses, apparently stolen from Apple’s iCloud service, has got a lot of people worried about the security of cloud computing services.

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Digital Content Briefing: Instagram, MailOnline and BuzzFeed

Instagram will carry advertisements in its UK feeds this week. Waitrose, Rimmel, Channel 4, Starbucks, Cadbury and Estee Lauder will pepper Instagram with campaigns.

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Skills shortage tears holes in government security

Government IT departments are struggling to find enough cyber-security experts to work in Whitehall.

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Legacy technology stopping departments from reaching their full potential

Digital government is being “paralysed” by legacy IT systems and contracts with big IT companies, according to one government adviser.

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Many countries failing to hit EU E-government targets

Although the EU predicts a fully operational E-government system by 2050, many countries have so far failed to hit targets.

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#TEISS15: ‘Give consumers back control over their digital lives’

Technology companies should hand consumers back ‘control over their digital lives’, according to a privacy and information security expert.

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Measure by measure: Algorithmic regulation is an idea whose time has come

Before he made Star Wars, George Lucas directed a sci-fi thriller about a couple fleeing from a blank robotic future. Right at the film’s climax, the robot police call off their manhunt because it has exceeded its budget allocation.

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Local services are lagging, says MP Onwurah

The government has largely ignored local digital government in favour of central E-government, says shadow Cabinet Office minister Chi Onwurah.

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Keil Hubert: Why, in my book, E stands for exasperating

I want to believe in the future of E-government. I really do. Unfortunately, my experience with government services delivered over the web has been mixed, and I don’t see how they’re likely to get any better, and I think we’re demanding more than government agencies can realistically deliver.

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