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To Tweet Or Not To Tweet (Technology BLOG)
When the footballer Fabrice Muamba collapsed because of a cardiac arrest during a recent game most online fans were sending out messages of hope – pray for Muamba was a recurring message on Twitter at the time.
UK
25 May 2012
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Is Technology Moving Too Fast For The Law? (Technology BLOG)
Three people have been arrested by police recently as part of the investigation into the alleged naming of Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans’ rape victim on Twitter.
UK
25 May 2012
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In Uncertain Times, What Companies Want Is Certainty (Technology BLOG)
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the UK is now officially in recession as the economy has contracted for the past two quarters.
UK
25 May 2012
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Fighting Piracy Requires Carrots, Not Just A Big Stick (Technology BLOG)
The Pirate Bay (TPB) is a Swedish website that links to online copies of music, films, and software – anything that can be easily copied and distributed online.
UK
25 May 2012
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Laptop Thief Caught By Technology
This story in the Daily Mail demonstrates a couple of interesting principles, that your hi-tech equipment is never really offline and just how easy it is to control a device remotely across the Internet.
UK
15 May 2012
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Optimism For The Future Of Sourcing
There has been an air of optimism in the IT service provider community recently, quite at odds with what we all read in the press on a day-to-day basis.
UK
15 May 2012
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Iceland Goes Open Source
The Open Source software movement has always suffered an image problem because people brought up to respect copyright and trademarks struggle to understand the concept of how intellectual property can be free.
Iceland
12 Apr 2012
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Twitter Can Now Remove Tweets By Country
The micro-blogging service, Twitter, recently announced that they can now 'censor' messages by country. Many in the technology community were shocked by this news as the transparency and free access to information sharing on Twitter was seen as a catalyst for some of the Arab spring revolutionary activity this time last year.
UK
7 Feb 2012
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Does Regular Data Protection Apply To Location-Aware Ads?
In 2010 I wrote on this blog about some of the difficulties associated with facial recognition and privacy. Although biometric scanning is becoming more important, it’s still not really the method of choice for advertisers who want to recognise a consumer in a particular location.
UK
30 Jan 2012
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Time Travel With Facebook
Facebook has launched their new Timeline feature to the world this week.
UK
29 Dec 2011
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Is Outsourcing Coming Of Age?
As we head into 2012, it’s worth taking a moment to consider just how much the entire outsourcing market has changed.
UK
29 Dec 2011
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Turn Off The Networks – Says Who?
A recent poll by the BBC found that most British citizens would like to the see the police respond to riots with water cannon, tear gas, curfews and even a third suggesting the police should be firing rubber bullets.
UK
26 Oct 2011
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Better To Be Safe Than Sony
The last few weeks have featured one technology disaster story after another and two of the big ones involved Sony – no stranger to controversy after their Playstation network was hacked earlier this year and the personal payment details of about 77m users were compromised.
UK
21 Oct 2011
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Staying Alive - Retaining Innovation In IT
The history of information technology is littered with the names of companies that were once great and fell on hard times.
UK
28 Sep 2011
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Is Facebook Copying Google?
For a long time now, Facebook has offered users a way of sharing content selectively.
UK
28 Sep 2011
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Shutting Down Twitter
The recent civil unrest in several English cities that turned from a political protest into looting and criminality within a couple of days has led lawmakers to explore the social networks blamed for organising the wave of crime.
UK
18 Aug 2011
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Switching To The Cloud
The cloud causes a great deal of confusion.
UK
2 Aug 2011
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Cyber-Crime Doesn’t (Always) Pay
If you have read the book ‘A few kind words and a loaded gun’ by former bank robber Noel ‘Razor’ Smith, you will understand how far the world has come from the days of blaggers charging into a bank branch with a shotgun and making off with a stack of cash.
UK
2 Aug 2011
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The Government App Store
Detractors have argued that the concept of a government cloud (g-cloud) is so complex and fraught with privacy issues that it will never get off the ground, but supporters argue that in a time of austerity, reuse of software and systems is essential.
UK
2 Aug 2011
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Cloud: What About Regulated Environments?
The cloud changes everything. That's the consensus view.
UK
2 Aug 2011
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