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Do you need to Protect ourselves from Quantum Hackers?
There are been two developments over the last few months that have made the prospect of a working quantum computer far more real, and more immediate, than [...]
Are you vulnerable to Oleg Pliss’s Blackmail attack?
Are you vulnerable to Oleg Pliss’s Blackmail attack?
iPhone, iPad and iMac users are being faced with a new ransomware attack. The attack appears to use the ‘Find my iPhone’ function to lock the device [...]
The Right to be Forgotten
The Right to be Forgotten
I’ve written before on the impending battle between the US and EU on a fundamental disagreement on how the internet should be run. On the one hand the EU, [...]
Was the Bitcoin Crash a Fraud?
Was the Bitcoin Crash a Fraud?
For a $20 transaction on a VISA or Mastercard, the card network gets around 4 cents, the issuing bank 36 cents and the card processor around 10 cents. [...]
The Pregnant Professor & Big Data
Is it possible to hide that your pregnant from the internet? That’s the question that Janet Vertesi, assistant professor of sociology at Princeton [...]
US and EU on Collision over Privacy
In a ruling that may put the United States Courts on a collision with the European Union, Microsoft has been ordered to hand over data on a customer [...]
Wikipedia tracks real-time flu levels
Wikipedia tracks real-time flu levels
Original research reported in Computational Biology this week has shown that the number of people viewing articles in wikipedia can be used as a real-time [...]
Aereo Case – Will it make Cloud Storage Illegal on the 1st of July?
Aereo Case – Will it make Cloud Storage Illegal on the 1st of July?
Will the Aereo case make Cloud Storage Illegal? The Supreme court are currently considering a case with potentially disastrous ramifications to either [...]
Why my bin isn’t talking to me yet
Why my bin isn’t talking to me yet
Forty years ago we were promised jet-packs to help us all get to work.  They never turned up. Now I’m waiting for my bin to talk to me.  Or talk to other [...]
Your Health Data – friend or foe?
Your Health Data – friend or foe?
It was easy enough to miss. Most would have been dumped in a recycling bin. The leaflet sent out by NHS England last year selling a idea of new health [...]