Data

Who Owns Your Data When You Die?

Guy Sheetrit | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Tech
Guy Sheetrit

In May 2016, a New York Times media columnists Twitter account was taken over by a sexting bot, and flooded his nearly half million followers' accounts with spam. In the context of increasing cases of account hacks, the incident wasn't remarkable. Just that David Carr had been dead since 2015.

Theresa May Hesitates Over Brexit - But Her Home Office Mistakes Boosted The Leave Vote And Let The Country Down Over National Security

Lord Bilimoria CBE | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Politics
Lord Bilimoria CBE

This is why I believe that, before long, the British public will see that the Brexit "Emperor" has no clothes. It would be better for our country, our economy, our businesses and our citizens if Brexit were not to take place.

Data Is The New Water: Seven Reasons Why

StJohn Deakins | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Tech
StJohn Deakins

If 'data-is-the-new-oil' is obsolete as an analogy, Big Data companies have a choice to make. If they don't change their business models to a more human-friendly and sustainable data-is-water model, will they face becoming obsolete?

Using Machine Learning To Predict The Trillion Dollar Solar Storm

Robert Hill | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Tech
Robert Hill

The biggest Solar Storm ever recorded is the Carrington Event of 1859, which caused telegraph networks around the globe to fail catastrophically, with telegraph paper catching fire and operators receiving electric shocks from equipment.

The Defining Products Of The Year Show We Remain Social Animals

Murray Lambell | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK
Murray Lambell

As tech continues to change the way we live our lives, many commentators have taken to the line that our obsession with mobile handsets, laptops and t...

Data Protection - It Isn't Just For Businesses

Stuart Facey | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Tech
Stuart Facey

Data. We send and receive so much of it on a daily basis that we almost don't think about it anymore. As long as it reaches its destination, we don't think about what happens to it in-between, or even consider who may have access to it.

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...