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Cyber security has become a C level priority

Cyber security has become a C level priority

Written by on May 23, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Security executives are under increasing pressure to keep sensitive networks, systems and data safe from threats which are rapidly increasing in both frequency as well as complexity. It’s no surprise, then, that CSOs and CISOs often find themselves in the hot seat when it comes to the topic of cyber security. Their roles are changing along […]

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The unpicking of the net neutrality rules begins in the US

The unpicking of the net neutrality rules begins in the US

Written by on May 23, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The US Federal Communications Commission has voted to overturn the previous Obama-era FCC Net Neutrality rules. The Federal Communications Commission has officially begun to undo Obama-era regulations on Internet service providers. The FCC Net Neutrality rules, passed in 2015, had placed cable and telecom companies under the strictest-ever oversight of the agency. In a 2-1 […]

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Here’s how innovation is alive, well and thriving (in some telcos)

Here’s how innovation is alive, well and thriving (in some telcos)

Written by on May 22, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It seems that innovation is alive and well at Deutsche Telekom. For a start no-one in the company has their own desk, according to Erik Meijer, head of Group Innovation, “not even the CEO. In fact, my secretary’s first task in the morning is to figure out where I am”. This – sadly rather sparsely […]

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Waymo is 5,000 times better at autonomous driving than Uber

Waymo is 5,000 times better at autonomous driving than Uber

Written by on May 19, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Uber is now even more on the back foot. The partnership between Waymo and Lyft puts Lyft streets ahead of Uber when it comes to developing autonomous cars but is likely to cost it heavily in the coinage of data. Uber has described autonomous autos as “existential” to its long-term future and in that regard this […]

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Emerging payments trend shows mobile P2P proliferating

Emerging payments trend shows mobile P2P proliferating

Written by on May 19, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility Report exploring emerging payments trends finds mobile person-to-person payment technologies proliferating rapidly, especially among millennials. The latest Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility Report into emerging payment trends has found that 36 percent of adults currently use mobile P2P payments, with millennials leading the pack at 62 […]

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The cost of payments in Canada and why cash is so expensive

The cost of payments in Canada and why cash is so expensive

Written by on May 18, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

As I was in Canada, I thought I might mention that a detailed investigation into the cost of payments at POS just released by the Bank of Canada shows (absolutely as I would have predicted given the scale and dynamics of the Canadian market) that Debit cards are the least costly in terms of total […]

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Some EU countries want looser rules for customer privacy

Some EU countries want looser rules for customer privacy

Written by on May 18, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

EU member states are divided over a proposal to change privacy rules for telecoms operators, with some countries calling for looser rules on when they can use consumers’ personal data. Draft rules detailing when telecoms companies and digital communication services like WhatsApp can process consumer data should be softened, according to a report dated 15 […]

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The WannaCry attack triggers a reality check, of everything

The WannaCry attack triggers a reality check, of everything

Written by on May 17, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

In the aftermath of the WannaCry carnage, a relatively unsophisticated virus attack that crippled old computers across the world, it seems right to reflect. It is probably not a nice thing to do, but it seems that we are beginning to wake up and realise that the hype has gone. And the grim news is […]

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Will disruption come to the legal industry? Hint: Oh, yes!

Will disruption come to the legal industry? Hint: Oh, yes!

Written by on May 17, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Did you know that nearly half of all UK business leaders think their business model will cease to exist within the next five years? In this article we take an in-depth insight into what that means for legal advisors to those organisations. If you believe that your business will be unaffected, you are more than […]

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Fraudsters using old SS7 and SMS flaws to steal from your bank account

Fraudsters using old SS7 and SMS flaws to steal from your bank account

Written by on May 16, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

ITEM: Cyber criminals are reportedly exploiting long-existing security flaws in the SS7 signaling network to hack SMS-based two-factor authentication for banking services and successfully steal money from their customers. That’s according to Motherboard, citing a report in a German newspaper: In short, the issue with SS7 is that the network believes whatever you tell it. SS7 […]

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