Data

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

Finding That Needle In The Huge Data Stack

Michael Upchurch | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Tech
Michael Upchurch

Today, things have changed. New, powerful analytical solutions not only cost less to build than traditional platforms and perform more than ten times faster, but, crucially, business users can now sift through data using familiar reporting tools, gaining easy access to powerful on-demand analytics and allowing data scientists to focus on building models instead of running reports.

What We Follow On Social Media May Be Holding Women Back

Edwina Dunn | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Tech
Edwina Dunn

But in a world where we constantly ask why it is that women don't 'reach higher' in their careers and with their ambitions, it may be worth thinking about more examples of what successful women look like - what they do. It would be uplifting to see more women say 'if she has done that, maybe I can too.'

Keeping Up With The i-Joneses

Sean Farrington | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

This week's National Coding Week is testament to this. Despite our reliance on technology and technical solutions to drive our work and personal lives, few of us actually understand the inner workings or the technology that facilitate a wonderful user experience

Sustainable Development Goals Go

Christian Friis Bach | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK
Christian Friis Bach

In these days, while UN member States meet in New York to assess progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals a new game, Pokemon Go, has been r...

Scientists Have Created A Device That Writes Data Atom-By-Atom

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Tech

A team of researchers in the Netherlands have found a revolutionary way of reducing storage space to the ultimate limit. The scientists have created a...

Artificial Intelligence Wants Your Feedback On Its First Batch Of Beer

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Tech

The world’s first beer brewed by artificial intelligence is here, and now the AI wants to know what you think of its efforts to help make it even ta...

UK Workers Worry That Employers Spy On Their Wearable Devices

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Tech

UK workers are concerned that wearable smart devices are becoming a modern spy tool for employers. In February 2016, Gartner reported that sales of we...

Legal Debates on Decryption and "Contents of the Mind"

Julian Vigo | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

On 25 February, Magistrate Alicia G Rosenburg signed the first ever seizure warrant for a fingerprint to unlock the iPhone of Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan in ...

Twitter Reportedly Hacked With Loss of 32 Million Passwords

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK Tech

Twitter has reportedly suffered a data breach that has resulted in 32 million passwords and user ID’s being hacked. According to website Leakedsourc...

Three Ways the Public Sector Can Use Tech for Good

Ruth Shave | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech
Ruth Shave

The size and scale of the public sector means that we are only at the beginning of tech for good in government - there's a lot of room for public sector organisations, including local councils, to be smarter and leaner about how they spend money by using tech for good.

Self-Aware Drivers Before Self-Driving Cars

Chris Brauer | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Brauer

In the halfway-house between the old world and a safer, self-driving future, telematics technology is having a particularly notable impact of the way we drive. In Octo's case, dynamic machine learning algorithms supported by the world's largest insurance telematics database are revolutionising not only the economics, but also the behavioural science of driving.

Open Up Your Data to Open Up Our Cities

Ken Shuttleworth | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK
Ken Shuttleworth

Every day, millions of people across the world turn to technology to help them plan a journey - whether they need to figure out the quickest way to ge...

Does Your Brand Speak Emoji?

Jon Buss | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Tech
Jon Buss

Can a little yellow face with tears of mirth rolling down its cheeks really be considered not just a word, but the word that best summarises communication in the year 2015?

Top Five Worst Hacks of 2015

Roger Keenan | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past decade, you'll have witnessed proof that digitisation has taken over our lives. With there now being more internet-connected devices than humans on earth and even fridges and kettles being connected, it's sadly inevitable that malicious organisations will attempt to access our data.

The Biggest Data Breaches of 2015

David Emm | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Tech
David Emm

This year has seen a steady stream of security breaches, so much so that the news announcements almost seem routine. It's hardly surprising though, as our personal information is such a valuable commodity - not just for companies, but unfortunately for cybercriminals too.