More Communications news

British teen arrested in CIA hack investigation

15 February 2016

Police have arrested a 16-year-old British teenager on suspicion of involvement in the hacking of an email account used by CIA director John Brennan.

Wireless brain-implant chip could help with Parkinsons

11 February 2016

An innovative smart chip for implanting in the human brain could be a breakthrough in portable health monitoring devices and wearables.

Privacy victory, as Google removes 'right to be forgotten' content across EU

11 February 2016

Google has confirmed that it will hide content removed using the "right to be forgotten" ruling from more versions of its search engine, thus removing challenged content in more countries.

Biometric systems bringing voting clarity to Africa

08 February 2016

Uganda has joined the list of many African nations making the move towards a biometric standard of voting, in a bid to bring greater transparency to the election process.

Microsoft trials deep sea data centre powered by tide

02 February 2016

Microsoft has been trialling an underwater data centre which can be powered by the tide.

MPs attack Snoopers' Charter

01 February 2016

A group of MPs have criticised the UK government for the unclear and confusing terminology used in its Investigatory Powers Bill.

Cuba to launch its first home broadband service

01 February 2016

Cuba has announced it is launching its first broadband internet service for households in two Havana neighbourhoods.

Advanced sonar ship joins hunt for MH370 wreckage

29 January 2016

A Chinese ship equipped with state-of-the-art sonar equipment will join the search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane Flight MH370.

Proximity hat lets blind people 'feel' spaces

28 January 2016

A hat fitted with ultrasonic sensors that provide the sense of proximity to physical objects could help blind people to better navigate in interiors.

South Korea accuses North Korea of cyber-attacks

27 January 2016

South Korea has said it believes North Korea recently attempted to hack into its government computer systems following a nuclear test earlier in the month.

Children now spend more time online than watching TV

26 January 2016

Children now spend more time online than they do watching television, according to a new report from research agency Childwise.

Solution found for GPS hacking

25 January 2016

Researchers at the Horst Görtz Institute in Germany have developed a system to prevent hackers from manipulating GPS signals.

India-Vietnam satellite could sour Chinese relations

25 January 2016

India is setting up a satellite tracking and imaging centre in southern Vietnam that will allow it to observe the area, which includes China and the South China Sea, from space.

Simplistic passwords blamed for rise in cyber attacks

20 January 2016

Computer users are compromising their own cyber-security with simplistic passwords that are easy to guess according to password management firm SplashData.

Pakistan lifts YouTube ban

19 January 2016

The ban on YouTube in Pakistan has been lifted after Google agreed to launch a localised version that would allow the government to remove any material that it deemed to be offensive.

Cyber-attack on Kiev airport prompts security review

18 January 2016

The Ukrainian government is looking into the security of its computer systems after the country’s main airport in Kiev suffered a cyber-attack launched from a server in Russia.

EE and BT merger poorly received by the industry

15 January 2016

The telecoms industry has raised concerns over the approval of the merger between EE and BT by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Replacement EU/US data protection treaty in the works

15 January 2016

European Union privacy regulators will try to reach a new agreement about data transfers between Europe and the US following the end of the Safe Harbour treaty.

New Internet of Things research hub launches

08 January 2016

A group of UK universities, with support from Government and industry, has launched an interdisciplinary research hub to drive forward UK research in the Internet of Things (IoT). 

Learning through computer games improves concentration

08 January 2016

Despite plentiful evidence that playing too much on computer games can harm children’s development, if designed and used correctly, the games can actually improve learning, a new study has suggested. 

China wants to tighten its grip on the internet

07 January 2016

China's internet regulator has said it wants the country's ruling Communist Party to become the "strongest voice in cyberspace".

Twitter to increase character limit ‘up to 10,000’

06 January 2016

Twitter is set to increase the number of characters allowed in a single tweet to 10,000 from the current limit of 140.

Anti-IS group admits attack on BBC online services

04 January 2016

An anti-Islamic-State hacking group has claimed responsibility for a cyber-attack on the BBC that brought down many of its services on New Year’s Eve.

Apple Pay, smart home tech and Internet of Things impressed IET experts in 2015

24 December 2015

The arrival of Apple Watch and Apple Pay, the first UK man on the International Space Station, as well as the rise of the Internet of Things and smart home technologies were the major engineering and technology milestones of 2015 according to IET experts. And what do they think that 2016 will bring?

Google developing AI messaging app

23 December 2015

Google is building a new mobile messaging app that uses artificial intelligence (AI) in order to compete with Facebook according to the Wall Street Journal.

2015 in engineering and technology

23 December 2015

2015 has been a big year for the world of tech and engineering. The rise and rise of driverless cars and wearable technology foreshadow much bigger things to come in these sectors over the next decade, as evidenced by the release of the Apple Watch and Google, Nissan, Ford and others embracing vehicular autonomy.

Free Wi-Fi to be installed across the NHS

21 December 2015

All NHS buildings are to be equipped with free Wi-Fi in order to boost medical treatment and the experience of patients Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.

Secret back doors found in government network equipment

21 December 2015

The US government has warned that secret code embedded into equipment made by networking provider Juniper Networks could leave back doors for attackers to infiltrate into corporate and government bodies.

Facebook users vulnerable to ID theft and fraud at Christmas

21 December 2015

Facebook users are being warned against showing their full name and email address on their profiles this Christmas because it leaves them open to identity fraud.

Satellites and solar to provide internet to remote African villages

15 December 2015

A satellite operator and a solar panel provider are teaming up to deliver internet acccess to remote villages in Africa.

MoD using 3G to view live video feeds from distant drones

09 December 2015

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is developing a data link system that uses 3G to view live video feeds from distant drones.

Average age of cyber-criminals drops to 17

08 December 2015

The average age of suspected cyber attackers is now just 17 according to the National Crime Agency (NCA).

Obama wants to stop terrorists using social media

07 December 2015

US President Barack Obama has called on technology firms to help address the threat of militant groups using social media and electronic communications to plan and promote violence and terrorist activities.

Estonia moves all government data to cloud due to Russian threat

04 December 2015

Estonia is planning to upload all of its government data to the cloud so that the country can be run from abroad if necessary.

Hackers steal data on 650,000 Wetherspoons customers

04 December 2015

UK pub company JD Wetherspoon has admitted that the personal details of 650,000 people may have been stolen in a data hack on its website.

Google accused of storing data on children by EFF

02 December 2015

Google has been accused of collecting the personal data of schoolchildren by The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

Blackberry pulls out of Pakistan over spying allegations

01 December 2015

Blackberry has announced it is ceasing operations in Pakistan because the government wanted to spy on the communications of its users.

Government wants UK businesses to undergo 'cyber health check'

19 November 2015

The government is trying to convince the UK’s largest firms to get a ‘virtual health check’ in the light of recent data breaches from company’s such as TalkTalk.

Anonymous shutting down IS Twitter accounts

18 November 2015

The Internet hacking group Anonymous said it has identified the social media accounts of Islamic State (IS) sympathisers which has resulted in many of them being shut down.

Paris terrorists may have used PS4 for communication

16 November 2015

Terrorists involved in Friday night’s attacks in Paris could have been using Sony’s PlayStation 4 games console to send encrypted messages.

55,000 UK businesses boosted by superfast broadband

16 November 2015

A government scheme to get businesses to sign up to superfast broadband - defined by the EU as reaching download speeds of 24Mbps and above - has attracted 55,000 small and medium businesses since April.

Facebook launches news app

13 November 2015

Facebook has launched a new iPhone app called Notify that presents users with a news feed that is tailored to their interests.

British Museum offers cyber tours via Google Street View

12 November 2015

The British Museum has partnered with Google to offer tours of its collections via the Street View mapping tool.

Radio spectrum allocated for global flight tracking

11 November 2015

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has allocated radio spectrum for global flight tracking for passenger aircraft using satellite-based systems. 

Apple boss critical of new UK cyber security bill

10 November 2015

Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple, has said that any attempts to weaken data security to provide a digital ‘back door’ for spies would also benefit criminals.

Vodafone accuses BT of unfair practice

10 November 2015

BT is forcing broadband firms to use its old network, resulting in slow Internet speeds for customers, according to Vittorio Colao, chief executive of Vodafone.

UK residents to be guaranteed 10Mbit/s Internet speeds

09 November 2015

The government has announced that Internet access is to be considered an essential utility, with all British homes and businesses given the right to a 10Mbit/s connection.

Smart case makes any phone friendly for elderly

09 November 2015

A smart case that can make any phone friendly and easier to use for elderly and disabled people is launching on crowd-funding web site Kickstarter.

Smartphone spying allowed under new Government law

04 November 2015

Communication companies will be legally obliged to allow the government to spy on the smartphones of criminal suspects under new digital laws being unveiled today.

UK public assets up for sale to fund infrastructure projects

30 October 2015

The government is identifying public assets to be sold in order to raise money to fund major infrastructure projects to be overseen by the new National Infrastructure Commission. 

Latest Issue

E&T cover image 1605

"We visit Barcelona, one of the smartest cities in the world, to find out what makes it so special. What does it look like and what is the future?"

E&T jobs

  • Network Innovation Engineer / Analyst - UK Power Sector

    Nortech Management Ltd
    • Birmingham, West Midlands or Pershore (Worcestershire)
    • £30,000 - £35,000 (depending on experience) + benefits

    Network Innovation Engineer / Analyst to join a team of talented technology enthusiasts who design and support the low carbon networks of the future.

    • Recruiter: Nortech Management Ltd

    Apply for this job

  • Cyber, Communication, Information and Data Scientist roles

    Premium job

    • Porton Down, Salisbury
    • Competitive salaries

    Information is everything. Use it to serve your country and help keep us safe.

    • Recruiter: Dstl

    Apply for this job

  • Senior Threat Analyst

    BAE Systems
    • Filton, England, Gloucestershire
    • Negotiable

    Senior Threat Analyst Would you like to work in a newly created role on the insider threat monitoring programme?We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Threat analyst to support investigations and continue to develop the rules and alerts on the corporat

    • Recruiter: BAE Systems

    Apply for this job

  • PLM Engineer (Product Lifecycle Management)

    BAE Systems
    • Telford, Shropshire, England
    • Negotiable

    PLM Engineer (Product Lifecycle Management) Would you like a varied role that involves working across all engineering functions within BAE Systems Land UK? We currently have a vacancy for a PLM Engineer at our site in Telford with occasional travel within

    • Recruiter: BAE Systems

    Apply for this job

  • Information Systems Engineer (CAD Competency Centre)

    BAE Systems
    • Cumbria, England, Barrow-In-Furness
    • Negotiable

    Information Systems Engineer (CAD Competency Centre) Would you like to work in our Product Lifecycle Management Competency Centre providing support for CAD? We currently have a vacancy for an Information Systems Engineer (CAD Competency Centre) at our sit

    • Recruiter: BAE Systems

    Apply for this job

  • Spectrum Policy Advisor

    • London or Edinburgh
    • Competitive

    We are looking for a talented individual to join the Space and Science team within Ofcom’s Spectrum Group.

    • Recruiter: Ofcom

    Apply for this job

  • Senior Security Specialist

    BAE Systems
    • Lancashire, England, Preston
    • Negotiable

    Senior Security Specialist We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Security Specialist to be based out of our Channel Way site in Preston. As a Senior Security Specialist, you will be working closely with a variety of projects throughout the organisation

    • Recruiter: BAE Systems

    Apply for this job

  • Software Engineer

    BAE Systems
    • Cirencester, England, Gloucestershire
    • Negotiable

    Software Engineer Would you like a unique role which offers all the advantages and autonomy of a smaller feel of company, but at the same time, affords you the benefits of a global organisation? We currently have a vacancy within our Maritime Services bus

    • Recruiter: BAE Systems

    Apply for this job

  • UMMS Data Support Engineer

    BAE Systems
    • England, Hampshire, Portsmouth
    • Negotiable

    UMMS Data Support Engineer Would you like to design and support tools which aid managers in making business decisions? We currently have a vacancy for an UMMS Data Support Engineer at our site in Broad Oak. As an UMMS Data Support Engineer, you will be wo

    • Recruiter: BAE Systems

    Apply for this job

  • Field Application Engineer

    • Madrid

    Responsible for giving product presentations to the customer describing how Intel products provide the optimum solution to their application.

    • Recruiter: Intel

    Apply for this job

  • Control Engineer

    Bank of England
    • Debden
    • Competitive

    We’re looking for a qualified engineer with experience of computer programming for engineering systems and instrumentation.

    • Recruiter: Bank of England

    Apply for this job

  • Web and Database Developer

    Hercules Site Services Ltd
    • Swindon, Wiltshire
    • £36,000 - £40,000 p/a

    Web and Database Developer to join Engineering department to develop the company website and support the Existing infrastructure.

    • Recruiter: Hercules Site Services Ltd

    Apply for this job

  • Technical Support Engineer

    Port of London Authority
    • Gravesend, Kent
    • £46,926 per annum inclusive

    We are currently looking to recruit a Technical Support Engineer to join the Navigation Systems Engineering Department.

    • Recruiter: Port of London Authority

    Apply for this job

  • Rail Engineer

    Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd
    • Burton, Dorking, Glasgow
    • £ Competitive + Benefits

    Some of the most exciting infrastructure projects in the UK over the coming years are in rail.

    • Recruiter: Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd

    Apply for this job

  • Electrical Power & HV Engineers

    Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd
    • Bristol, Burton, Glasgow, Gloucester, Plymouth, Warrington
    • £ Competitive + Benefits

    Frazer-Nash is currently embarking on a period of significant growth of our electrical, electronics, control and instrumentation capability.

    • Recruiter: Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd

    Apply for this job

  • Control and Instrumentation Engineers

    Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd
    • Bristol, Burton, Dorchester, Glasgow, Gloucester, Plymouth, Warrington
    • £ Competitive + Benefits

    Frazer-Nash is currently embarking on a period of significant growth of our electrical, electronics, control and instrumentation capability.

    • Recruiter: Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd

    Apply for this job

  • Intelligent Transport Systems Engineer - Highways Technology

    Premium job

    Mott MacDonald
    • Birmingham, West Midlands

    Our transport technology team in Birmingham is currently growing a highly skilled and customer-focused team to...

    • Recruiter: Mott MacDonald

    Apply for this job

  • Senior Development Engineer, Electronics

    Premium job

    Helmet Integrated Systems / Gentex Corporation
    • Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
    • Competitive

    We are an innovative, robust and fast growing business, whose main focus is to deliver continues improvement to existing products and offer new sol..

    • Recruiter: Helmet Integrated Systems / Gentex Corporation

    Apply for this job

  • Smart Grid Research Engineer

    Premium job

    University of Strathclyde
    • Cumbernauld, Glasgow
    • Grade: 6/7* £26,537 - £37,768*

    Work as part of a growing dynamic team on a wide range of technical projects with particular emphasis on experimental validation and testing

    • Recruiter: University of Strathclyde

    Apply for this job

  • High Voltage Engineer

    Premium job

    Essex X-Ray & Medical Equipment
    • Great Dunmow, Essex

    This High Voltage Engineer will provide design leadership for high voltage cable assemblies up to one megavolt.

    • Recruiter: Essex X-Ray & Medical Equipment

    Apply for this job

More jobs ▶


Choose the way you would like to access the latest news and developments in your field.

Subscribe to E&T