Data

GDPR: A Business Challenge, Not Just A Data One

Rashmi Knowles | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Tech
Rashmi Knowles

Brexit or not, the UK will be adopting the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("EU GDPR") and plans to update our own Data Protection Act. What does it mean for UK citizens and UK-based businesses? What is going to change? And why is it happening?

How Much Would Your Spotify Account Be Worth?

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Tech
Nicholas Shaw

You can buy pretty much anything on the internet. You just need to know where to look. For most of us, the only times we'd venture off the beaten track would be to find a specialist birthday gift perhaps, or a niche item you spotted on Pinterest, Facebook or Reddit. But what might surprise you is that in some places, your digital belongings could also be listed for sale - all at rock bottom prices.

Four Reasons Why We Must Adopt The GDPR Despite Brexit

Sasha G Brown | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Tech
Sasha G Brown

Leaving the EU doesn't have to mean giving up online privacy, though. Instead, there are many compelling reasons that the U.K. should fully adopt the GDPR anyway. I personally want more security for my data, and I'm sure that almost everyone agrees.

Smashing It Out Of The Park: Elite Female Sports Performance In A Male-Dominated World

Emma Beanland | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Sport
Emma Beanland

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How Africa's Data Revolution Can Deliver Sustainable Development Outcomes

Donald Mogeni | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Tech
Donald Mogeni

The data revolution in Africa is characterised by increasing amounts of data now being produced at faster speeds, by more actors (beyond the State) deploying various technologies and innovations than ever before. This revolution, is also characterised by greater dissemination and analytical capabilities through new technologies and social media.

The Hashtag's Story Has A Lesson For Every Internet User

Jamie Wareham | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Tech
Jamie Wareham

Back then, it was mostly known by Americanism, the 'pound sign' - one that you may remember from many automated recorded phone messages "end by pushing the pound key".

Have You Ever Been Spammed Into Abandoning An Email Address?

Alec Dobbie | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Tech
Alec Dobbie

Over the years I know of many people who have abandoned their email addresses or change their phone numbers because they were fed up with sheer volume of spam mail and nuisance calls they received. Quite an extreme thing to do, but when your data has been abused by businesses and organisations to the point that it's impacting your life, this might have been the only option to regain privacy.

What To Do When Your Data Is Held Hostage

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Tech
Nicholas Shaw

Ransomware like WannaCry is on the rise. These attacks involve hackers holding your digital files hostage and demanding payment for you to get them back. It poses a dilemma that no one hopes to face. Should you pay up if you fall victim to a ransomware attack?

The Value Of Data In A Digital World

Ather Gattami | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Tech
Ather Gattami

Much of the data collected and used today is to understand human behavior, which is very important from both a societal as well as a business perspective. Everyday, we interact and observe each other's decisions and body language to collect enough data to understand people around us.

The GDPR Is Coming: Five Ways You Can Safeguard Your Personal Data

David Emm | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Tech
David Emm

Can you honestly say, hand on heart, you know who has access to your personal data? Just how many people know what your email address is or when your birthday is? And, more importantly, who knows where you live or what your bank card details are?

Can We Trust Our Cars To Drive Us?

Russell Haworth | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

We have been gradually increasing vehicles' autonomy for many years, fuelled by progressing technology and the enthusiasm of customers. Considering the current status quo, the self-driving car is really just one more step down a path we have been journeying for many years.

Cloud + Intelligent Edge = The Fog

Chris Woodcock | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Woodcock

With global giants BP and Standard Chartered announcing their wholehearted support for 'the third generation of computing', we can say with conviction...

Internet Safety Day - Is It Enough?

Jenny Afia | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Tech
Jenny Afia

The Newsround kid contributors told me that sometimes social media makes them anxious. Selfies, they say, are fun, but come with a catch. "It's important to look good...when I look at photos of celebrities I worry a bit about how I look", said one. "Sometimes I take 10 or 15 pictures before I am happy with the one I put on the site", said another.

Are The Lines Between 'Sim' And 'Human' Blurring?

Nick Brown | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Tech
Nick Brown

Up to now, the distinction between digital simulations and the humans creating them has been relatively clear. However, as more and more of our 'human' lives are digitised, could this line be starting to blur?

Why The Unreliable Polls Of 2016 Must Awaken New Methods Of Market Research

Mark Lund | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics
Mark Lund

What is left to say about the US election and Brexit? There seems to be a sense of fatigue now when people discuss these two events - a sense of disbelief and tiredness. However, the implications of both are so huge that we can't shy away from it and have to push ahead; not only to understand what's next, but how it all happened in the first place.

Social Media Terms And Conditions Are Failing Our Children

Jenny Afia | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Parents
Jenny Afia

Although social media sites claim that they have always prioritised giving people easy to understand, clear information about their safety and privacy policies, both the Children's Commissioner and I, along with a whole host of others believe that the odds are stacked against children online

Data Projects: More Than Just Marketing

Matt Jones | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
Matt Jones

Organisations shouldn't assume data is simply an advertising tool, nor should non-digital businesses dismiss data as the preserve of the new, digital kids. Marketing is not only a very small subset of data's potential; it is also a completely different approach to analytics to the vast majority of data projects.

Can Social Media Data Save The Polls?

Jason Smith | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Smith

When it comes to political decisions, there are few that were talked about more on social media than the EU Referendum. In the six weeks leading up to the vote, there were 54 million tweets about Brexit. These tweets were collated in the Press Association's live referendum data hub.

The Precious Family Photos Being Taken Hostage

Dr Simon Rice | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Simon Rice

How would you feel if a cybercriminal caused the photos of your son or daughter's first Christmas or birthday party to be lost forever? That's the r...

Echo Chambers And Empathy Gaps

Neil Simpson | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Neil Simpson

Smart advertisers know that they lead lives which are often radically different from the average American consumer. They tend to be better educated,...

Buying Light - The Support Services Sector Is About To Change Significantly

Guy Hewett | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Tech
Guy Hewett

Perhaps the key to securing investment for IoT lies in ensuring the Support Services sector knows how to sell it. The sector currently largely sells into operational management or procurement departments but an IoT sell needs to happen at a strategic level. The sector needs to build these relationships.

Data And AI - How Healthcare Should Use It (Or, Florence And The Machine)

Max Gadney | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech
Max Gadney

Austerity economies have squeezed public health services while private suppliers compete on ever tighter margins. But there are ways to improve. One aspect of modern technology is particularly useful to improving health - beyond hardware and devices, there is data.

Wasn't The Internet Meant To Make The World Flatter?

Nick Lambert | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
Nick Lambert

When Thomas Friedman wrote his book The World Is Flat in 2005, it was heralded as a seminal work on the impact that globalisation would have on us all. The Internet was supposed to play a huge part in this and with Facebook a year old we began to believe in a very different future.

Stay Smart With The Latest Leap In Smartphone Mobile Coverage

Holly Jayne Barry | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Tech
Holly Jayne Barry

As varied as the choice of smartphones on offer are, one thing they all have in common is the undeniable ability to frustrate their users by failing to detect a connection signal. Seemingly bamboozled by even the smallest obstructions, current smartphone technology is not as synonymous with reliability as it would like to pretend.

Lessons From The 80s - Why The Humble VCR Is Still Relevant Today

Rob Mellor | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Tech
Rob Mellor

But in the world of business technology, we still lag someway behind in our thinking. All too often business applications are designed with masses of functionality that are created to justify an expensive upgrade path but result in users only exploiting small percentages of the available functionality