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London Marathon Runners Told They’ll Have To Take Part From Home

Only ‘elite’ racers will be able to take part in London’s 40th Marathon this October
charity
London Marathon
fundraising

£85m Coronavirus Match-Fund Scheme Launched By UK Government

Government announces £85m of its £750m coronavirus fund to be used as a match-fund for fundraising campaigns
charity
Central Government
Coronavirus

Red Cross Chief Exec Says Charities Should “Potentially Consider Consolidating”

Mike Adamson of the Red Cross, in a statement said he, “would not be sure whether he would know who to engage with on the big issues”
charity
red cross
not-for-profit
non-profit

British Universities Have Been Suffering From Ransomware Attacks

US Cloud provider has had to pay a ransom to ensure stolen data is deleted
DevOps
ransomware
Cyber Security
digital security

Apple Sets Its Carbon Neutral Goal for 2030

The pledge from Apple means all Apple products worldwide would have zero climate impact by 2030
Apple
carbon neutral
environmental impact
carbon footprint

New Features For Microsoft Teams!

Microsoft Teams new features have been designed to streamline workflows and automate Business Processes
microsoft
Microsoft Teams

cloudThing’s Thoughts & Insights on Microsoft Inspire 2020

Microsoft Inspire 2020 has now come to a close and, although no one got to go to Las Vegas, Microsoft’s pivot to a completely online environment should be seen as a huge success.
microsoft
Microsoft Inspire
Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Azure
microsoft Dynamics

Philippines Install Free, Country Wide Wi-Fi Hotspots

Philippines Gov. have released plans to install 23,100 free Wi-Fi hotspots country-wide
Wi-Fi
Central Government
Public Sector

Microsoft Withdraws Support For PHP After Version 8.0

PHP 7.3 and PHP 7.4 is still supported for development with security fixes still being provided for PHP 7.2
microsoft
PHP

Charity Appeal For Refugees Affected By Coronavirus Raises £5m In Its First Day

The appeal, led by the Disasters Emergency Committee is the first of it’s kind
charity
non-profit
not-for-profit

What’s That You Say? Another Three Awards For cloudThing?

There must be something in the water at cloudThing HQ at the moment!

Tsunami Security Scanner Now Open-Source on GitHub

Google release the project code for Tsunami Security Scanner on GitHub
GitHub
Devops
Open-source
Google

US Considers Nationwide Ban Of TikTok App

Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, is looking at banning video sharing app TikTok
Cyber Security
TikTok

Tesla Are ‘This Close’ To Having Full Self Driving Cars

Elon Musk has said Tesla has many ‘small problems’ to fix but are very close to having fully autonomous cars
ai
artifical intelligence
machine learning
self-drive cars
Predictive Science

Membership Group TUC Joins Charity Coalition Calling For Furlough To Be Extended

The TUC last week added their voice to the growing number of organisations calling for an extension to the furlough scheme for shielded and high-risk workers
Membership Organisation
Membership Sector
Coronavirus

Gym Membership Plummets During Lockdown

Membership Organisation, The Gym Group, loses 178,000 members during lockdown.
Membership Organisation
Membership Sector
Member Churn

CloudThing Nominated For Not One, But Three Awards In Tech Excellence

We couldn’t have done it without our amazing employees and we’re especially proud to have been nominated whilst retaining our unique culture and people focus under our Build Future mantra
cloudThing
DevOps
not-for-profit
non-profit
charity
Awards

Comic Relief Donates £3.4m to BAME Charities Affected By COVID-19

Ten BAME charities will each get between £275,000 to £440,000 to help fund micro-projects
charity
Comic Relief
BAME
not-for-profit

TikTok App Spying On iPhone Users, Researchers Warn

Video sharing app Tik Tok can monitor the universal clipboard which allows it to pinpoint a user’s location
Cyber Security

PM Told Computer Misuse Act Not Fit For The Modern Digital World

The current iteration of the Computer Misuse Act hinders cyber security research in the UK
Cyber Security
Public Sector
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