Data Privacy

Time to Think Big About Big Data

Oliver Daniels | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Tech
Oliver Daniels

The Magna Carta would spell out how we are going to put the user back in control and hold industry, researchers and governments responsible for realising that goal. But the Magna Carta is not just a document designed to protect individuals. Big Data has a lot to offer society.

The Privacy Prospect

Mark Whitby | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Whitby

The "right to be forgotten" could be seen as a potential coup for brands and consumers who wish to rid themselves of those old, embarrassing search links once and for all... Instead of being asked in the fine print if we wish to opt out, the marketing industry may need to get used to the idea of politely asking consumers to opt in.

A Week of Cyber Attacks - What Can Be Done?

Gary Newe | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

DDoS attacks are nothing new, with many high-profile attacks dominating the media over the last 12 months, but with well-known brands continuing to publicly feel the impact of attacks, they also show no sign of losing popularity with cyber criminals.

Hands Up If You Know About the National Pupil Database - Hands Down If You Don't

Adrian Thirkill | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Adrian Thirkill

Who'd have thought that data privacy was an issue in the 17th century? "I know where thou dwellest" proclaims the King James Bible. 400 years later, a...

A Superhuman Experience: Fear and Love-in at SXSW 2014

Dan Machen | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Machen

The Innovation Team is again heading to Austin, Texas for SXSW 2014. This put us firmly in fizzy territory as we waited for the plane to take off. And by fizzy, I don't mean Champagne - the '80s are long gone. I mean a mixture of excitement and The Fear.

CES: Just Because You Can, Does Not Mean You Should

Marco Bertozzi | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Tech
Marco Bertozzi

The annual pilgramage to CES this year created quite an impression. The big themes were relentless connectivity and tracking, the concept of the Internet of Everything from Cisco, basically the intersection of humans, objects and technology and finally wearable technology.

Instagram Apologises For 'Confusion' But Denies It Wants To Sell Users' Photos

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Tech

Instagram has apologised for the "confusing" language of its terms and conditions - but has denied it wants to sell its users' photos. The Facebook...

Instagram Asserts Right To Sell Users' Photos, Leading To Online Outcry

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Tech

UPDATE: Instagram has denied it wants to sell its users' photos, but admits the language of its terms and conditions left people 'confused'. The ph...

Is Big Brother Really Bothered?

Helena Gillespie | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Tech
Helena Gillespie

If I really meant to harm myself or other people in the name of politics and religion, would the new laws really stop me? And am I really being watched any way? I'm not so sure. If Big Brother is really watching us all, he's going to need eyes in the back of his head.

Don't Pin Your Hopes Too Early

Matt Churchill | Posted 14.04.2012 | UK Tech
Matt Churchill

Brand new social networks, your challenge is this: If you're looking to be seen as a serious long-term leader in your respective field, help your future communities out by getting your data privacy in order, be transparent about what your doing with your community's data, and let's work together to give your future communities the best experience possible.