Data Science

Living Dangerously in the Age of Data

Mike Weston | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech
Mike Weston

At the moment, any company can get hacked at any time. So it is moot whether moral or legal responsibility to protect data ultimately lies with a business. Once your data has been stolen, there's little recourse - it's going to be very inconvenient for you.

Apple Pay and the Concentration of Data Power

Mike Weston | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Tech
Mike Weston

It will be another landmark in the concentration of personal data in the hands of a major tech company. Like Google and Facebook, Apple knows a lot about how people lead their lives. In our new digital world, such knowledge is power - and, increasingly, money.

How Much Data Protection Do We Need?

Mike Weston | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech
Mike Weston

Pushing for strong and transparent data protection rules isn't only in the interest of the man or woman on the street, it will benefit businesses too. Making the rules of the game clearly defined creates a level playing field within which businesses can innovate.

Why a Conservative Majority Could Be a Disaster for the UK's Tech Industry

Mike Weston | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Tech
Mike Weston

A Conservative majority would put EU membership back on the agenda and, even if David Cameron did not intend for the referendum to actually take place, it will undoubtedly negatively affect the UK's tech industry. It is worth remembering that, if managed properly, the UK's tech industry could easily surpass financial services as the nation's main driver of economic growth.

Budget Honour For WW2 Code Breaker Alan Turing

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech

Nestled in the detail of George Osborne's 2014 budget was some good news for data scientists - and an overdue nod to famed Bletchley Park code breaker...

Open Data and Hacking for Social Good

Farez Rahman | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Tech
Farez Rahman

Data aggregators and directories are important roles in the ecosystem. There is so much data out there, that it's hard to keep up with what is available. Additionally, you want to ensure that the data feeds you want can be integrated with your existing data with minimal effort.

Data Scientists: Prospecting for Gold in the Mines of Big Data

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

In the age of internet, big data has just become more commonplace and accessible. And it is growing, fast, and at astronomical rates. Every time we log onto the internet, every time we post on Facebook or Twitter, or purchase something on Amazon or EBay, or just do a Google search, we leave a trail of data. And all this goes into the databases of these websites or companies.