Articles by Kitty Donaldson

Ex-Security Chief Martin Urges UK to Outlaw Cyber Ransoms

Ciaran Martin, who stepped down as head of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre this month, will call on Boris Johnson’s government to make it illegal for companies to pay cyber hackers a ransom. “If I had one policy card …

U.K. Repelled 658 Cyber Attacks This Year, Many From Hostile Foreign States

The National Cyber Security Centre defended the U.K. from 658 cyber attacks in the year to October — many from hostile foreign states — with government departments most at risk from attack, according to its annual report. The organization revealed: …

UK PM’s Ultimatum to EU: Negotiate Brexit on His Terms, or Face No-Deal Divorce

Boris Johnson is poised to issue an ultimatum to the European Union on Wednesday: negotiate Brexit on his terms within the next nine days, or face a no-deal divorce. A key EU player has already rejected the prime minister’s plan. …

U.K. Networks Could Become Less Secure if Huawei Is Banned, MPs Say

Barring Huawei Technologies Co. from operating in the U.K. could lower security standards and make networks less resilient to malicious attacks, according to Parliament’s intelligence and security committee, which urged the government to speed up its decision on the Chinese …

UK Joins Global Backlash Against Tech Firms that Fail to Control Harmful Content

The U.K. joined a growing global backlash against technology companies such as Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc., proposing fines and bans if social-media platforms fail to curb illegal activity. The government outlined plans for an industry-funded regulator that would police …

Brexit Talks ‘Deadlocked’ Despite Appeal to EU for Last-Minute Concession

Theresa May’s government declared Brexit talks are “deadlocked” as ministers urged the European Union to make a last minute concession to stop the deal being thrown out by Parliament this week. May’s office said on Monday that she spoke to …

Update – EU, UK Officials Pessimistic About Chances of Brexit Breakthrough: Sources

European and UK officials are pessimistic about the chances of a breakthrough in Brexit talks, with Britain accusing the bloc of intransigence and European negotiators worried that whatever they offer won’t be enough to get Parliament behind Theresa May’s deal. …

UK PM May Scrambles to Find Brexit Compromise as Clock Ticks Down

British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to compromise with the European Union over the future of Ireland’s border, with just two weeks left to save her Brexit deal. Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay privately told the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel …

UK Prime Minister Defers Brexit Vote, Raising Risk of No Deal

Theresa May is playing for time. Faced with a humiliating defeat on her Brexit deal, the embattled U.K. prime minister announced to the House of Commons she would defer a vote and return to Brussels to seek “assurances” from European …

If UK Lawmakers Don’t Approve Draft Brexit Deal, What Comes Next?

Theresa May has now presented the results of her two-year Brexit negotiation to Parliament. Next month she’s set to ask lawmakers to approve the deal. And everyone — except perhaps the prime minister — agrees that she’ll probably lose the …