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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...

Online harms: Can UK internet regulation succeed?

Chris Middleton looks at the British government’s Online Harms white paper and whether the UK can really regulate the internet independently. The government has published its delayed – and much-anticipated – white...

UK winning cybersecurity battle, claims DCMS

The proportion of UK businesses experiencing cyber breaches or attacks has dropped from 43 percent to 32 percent in the past 12 months, according to an announcement from the Department for...
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Electoral Interference: Taming the Bear

These days the internet is being used as a weapon of international war. Even as we bid adieu to French President Francois Hollande last week amidst closely observed elections in France,...
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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...
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Why facial recognition systems should be regulated

Chris Middleton reports on a complex debate as the US considers putting legal restrictions on facial recognition systems. Moves are afoot in the US to regulate facial recognition technology. This month, two...
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Should we fear AI, or embrace its benefits?

Fifty-two technologists, academics, and business leaders have been quoted by business intelligence group CB Insights as saying that AI could spiral out of control and threaten human society. Some have hit the...
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5G and the IoT: The communications service provider challenge

‘Digital transformation’ has become a conference cliché in recent years, joining ‘innovation’ as a term that people often repeat without explaining what they mean. But what’s certainly happening in some organisations...
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Dubai Police Force: Facing the Robotic Future

What is a robot? This is not a philosophical question, but a practical one. Honestly consider, what defines whether something is a robot or not? Would a human-like form, that does a human’s...

Brexit: Find out where your data lives

Regulation is core to our lives: some rail against it, while others see it as enabling trade on mutually agreed terms. For some, it’s red tape that stifles innovation, while others...

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The Shoulders of Giants

Sir Isaac Newton, one of the most brilliant minds the human race has ever produced, left a profound mark on history. His laws of...

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