UK businesses are struggling to access the financial support they need to survive the COVID-19 pandemic, new research has found.
Lord Alan Sugar has been found in breach of advertising guidelines, with the UK ad watchdog forcing him to remove a tweet promoting a teeth whitening product.
The UK government is building a second smartphone app to track the spread of COVID-19, after the first app currently being tested in the Isle of Wight faced criticism over its effectiveness.
The UK is currently testing its COVID-19 tracing app on the Isle of Wight, a vital tool to help stem the spread of the virus. But is it effective? Does it stay on in the background? Does it stop false reporting? Technology and message recovery service Reincubate were able to get an early view into the app ahead of it going live in the UK.
The Independent is participating in the Google News Initiative (GNI) Subscriptions Lab programme.
Trade association IAB Europe has launch of its new Digital Advertising Effectiveness Measurement Framework, in a bid to create more standardised metrics across the industry.
Burger King has been forced to stop showing adverts for its new Rebel Whopper burger after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) deemed them misleading.
Broadcasters and content creators have been urged to consider the accessibility of their critical communications following the outbreak of coronavirus.
The UK government is launching a contact-tracing app to track the spread of coronavirus, letting users self-report if they develop symptom and alert anyone who’s been in their vicinity before the symptoms manifested, in a bid to halt the spread.
Apple and Google have announced they are working together to create contact tracing technology aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus.
A staggering 93% of people think that brands that are deliberately misleading their customers online should face harsher penalties and that the practice should be made illegal.
Digital payment methods such as Venmo and PayPal continue to gain popularity among consumers. More than three-quarters of digital payment users (79%) report using these platforms at least once a month despite security concerns.
Amazon has placed a temporary ban on certain items in its warehouses, to cope with overwhelming demand for household essentials due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Consumer messaging apps have overtaken email for work communication via mobile, which in turn is creating new privacy and security risks faced by employers and employees, according to a new report.
Almost three quarters (72%) of consumers feel the retail sector needs a new set of standards to combat fake reviews, according to new research.
WeChat, one of China’s most popular social media apps, started to censor messages about the coronavirus a week before officials acknowledged the virus, according to new research.
Facebook ‘rethinks’ Libra cryptocurrentcy plans: Offering more inclusive wallet of dollars and euros
Facebook is reportedly rethinking its plans for its own digital currency, called Libra, after resistance from regulators and losing a number of big name partners.
Major corporations around the world, including Twitter, Amazon and Nike are putting in place extra measures to try and limit the spread of novel coronavirus.
Secure authentication provider iProov has taken its technology live in Estonia’s state-certified digital identity programme.
A new ad bot scheme is posing a threat to advertisers worldwide, by generating fake browser data and creating fabricated URLs to their media spend, according to new research.