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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...
Big Tweet is Watching You

#BigTweetisWatchingYou

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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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...
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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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The Hooligans: High Tech Car Jacking

In the summer of 2014 an investigation arose after dozens of Jeep Wranglers were victims of car jacking, seemingly right from under their owner’s nose, with no traces of evidence left...
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Underwater robotics: a UK opportunity

Seaborne and underwater robotics for the offshore energy sector could be major opportunity for Britain, according to a new report from Innovate UK. Marine robotics includes Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), which are...
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Censorship in India – the Wayback

The debate over online censorship around the world has taken many interesting turns, and has recently struck a chord in India. Any time violence or threats of arson surface in the...
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Ageing populations demand new technologies, says government

In 2014, the median age of the UK population passed 40 for the first time. Over the next 20 years, the number of citizens aged over 60 will increase from just...
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Windows bugs have come to resemble the Hydra of Ancient Mythology

The Lernaean Hydra in Roman mythology was a frightening beast. It had seven snake heads. If a warrior cut off one of the heads, it simply regrew while the others continued...

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