Monday, August 10, 2020

Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe

“Keep it secret, keep it safe.” Gandalf uttered these words to Frodo Baggins moments after leaving him with the one Ring. These words would become Frodo’s marching orders throughout the duration...

Better Dead Than Red…Bots?

The Communist scare that swept through America and Western Europe at the beginning of the Cold War lead to some pretty insane political times. Fear of the ‘Reds' caused governments to...
Big Tweet is Watching You


In 1949, George Orwell introduced the famous phrase that causes the innate spine-tingling fear of an authoritarian, censoring, Stalinist, dictatorial, police state: “Big Brother is watching you.”  For some reason, in...
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Net Neutrality and The Dismantling of Regulations

On December 14th, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is set to vote on whether or not to dismantle the regulations put in place in February 2015 by the Obama administration.  This...
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When Business Relationships Need Couples Counseling

Personal relationships are complex. Business relationships can be even worse. What’s so frustrating about them, is the great opportunity for potential. Two companies, providing goods and services which benefit the other,...
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Cyber security: How Alexa is permitted to spy on your private life

Chris Middleton explains the implications of Amazon’s latest research – and its efforts to water down consumer privacy protections. Scare stories about Amazon’s Alexa eavesdropping on customers are nothing new, and are...
AI and robotics

How AI and robots drive the next generation of jobs

Chris Middleton explains why the dominant narrative about robots equalling mass unemployment is wrong. However, the nature of work and skills is certainly changing. In 2018, the World Economic Forum (WEF) predicted...
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Unique Reach by Google will Prevent Advertisers from Spamming

During Google’s Marketing Next conference in San Francisco, the search giant unveiled a new measurement tool called Unique Reach which will allow marketers to know the exact number of times a...
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UK Industrial strategy: A bold vision scuppered by incompetence

OPINION While the British government wrestles with Brexit, it has announced more details of its plans to raise R&D investment to 2.4 percent of GDP, in line with its revamped industrial...

Some Catching Up To Do

In 2010 President Obama had exhorted American students to toil harder in schools, as their hard work and success would determine America’s leadership and hegemony in an increasingly multipolar world. He...


The Auto Insurance Damage Assessment

If you have ever been in a car crash, the rush of emotions can be quite overwhelming. After assessing the damage to our bodies,...

Some Catching Up To Do