Switch on the TV or scan the headlines and somehow it's become a case of another day, another hack. Multinational companies, governments, global news organizations, social networking sites, celebrities and politicians are all among those that have been left counting the cost of assaults on their e-mail systems and websites.
Today, 10 September, Nesta is publishing a report which argues that the debate over growth is missing a vital point. Fixing the economy in the short term is only half the battle. If we want the UK to return to growth, we need to look at what has gone wrong with the main driver of growth: our capacity to innovate.
You might very well be forgiven for thinking that today's rail announcements were mainly about trains. But they're really about two other issues: (1) getting the coalition back on track and (2) the coalition's intended final destination, the 2015 general election.
A group of influential MPs might have provided David Cameron with a way to deal with three big problems all at once. The third runway at Heathrow, Jeremy Hunt and how to get pension funds to pay for infrastructure have all vexed the Prime Minister in recent months. By creating a Ministry of Infrastructure, Cameron could deal with all three in one fell swoop.
Much like Chelsea, who need to replace the ageing, creaking former world beaters (Drogba, John Terry and Frank Lampard), the Government needs to get investment into Britain's infrastructure and nurture its home grown talent if the gravity-defying performances by British clubs and businesses aren't to become the exceptions rather than the rule.
It has long been accepted that infrastructure development is a vital piece of the growth puzzle. David Cameron certainly subscribes to this mantra, having put infrastructure at the heart of his growth strategy when he outlined a huge £30bn investment over the next four years.