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Why cryptocurrencies need a proper ecosystem to thrive

Why cryptocurrencies need a proper ecosystem to thrive

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

Cryptocurrencies and related distributed technologies need a proper ecosystem to become a significant and meaningful part of the finance ecosystem Blockchain, ICOs and digital securities (e.g. cryptocurrencies) have become the new kids on the finance block – and of course opinion is divided. Some believe they will take over the entire finance industry in a […]

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FCC plans net neutrality repeal; how is that a victory for telecoms?

FCC plans net neutrality repeal; how is that a victory for telecoms?

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

FCC Plans to Dismantle Net Neutrality Reported as a” Victory for Telecoms”. On 21st November the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in the US announced plans to repeal Net Neutrality rules. This is the beginning of the end for Net Neutrality legislation in the US. There will be lobbying, appeals and counter appeals but this looks […]

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Analysing the true cost of a security breach – hold tight!

Analysing the true cost of a security breach – hold tight!

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

What can make a grown CISO quiver in hits boots? The gathering of ominous, dark clouds of the dreaded security breach are rapidly sending businesses for cover! Many of the reported cyber-attacks have caused significant downtime, not to mention long-term reputational and financial damage. The rehabilitation process is more significant than you might imagine (here, here & here). […]

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Google’s AI is already ahead in the war against fake news

Google’s AI is already ahead in the war against fake news

Written by on November 21, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Google’s AI already paying dividends. Both Google and Facebook have a fake news problem but Google’s leadership in AI means that it is likely to have a better solution and will not have to materially impact the financial performance of the company to fix it. Over the last 2 years, Google, Facebook, Twitter and so on […]

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A focus on machine learning is focus for new ITU group

A focus on machine learning is focus for new ITU group

Written by on November 20, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

A new ITU Focus Group will establish a basis for ITU standardization to assist machine learning in bringing more automation and intelligence to ICT network design and management, particularly for 5G networks. The creation of the Focus Group was agreed by ITU’s standardization expert group for future networks, ITU-T Study Group 13, at its meeting at […]

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The hacking of Face ID might just prove its security

The hacking of Face ID might just prove its security

Written by on November 15, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Hacking of Face ID proves its security. The inevitable hacking of Face ID has been achieved but I think that the lengths that the hackers had to go to crack the system proves that, for all practical purposes, it is a worthy upgrade from fingerprint recognition. Vietnamese cyber security firm and Android phone maker, Bkav Corp, […]

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Legacy banks meet fintech innovation: result – M&A frenzy?

Legacy banks meet fintech innovation: result – M&A frenzy?

Written by on November 13, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

FinTech is disrupting the finance industry to the point where we’re likely to see quite a bit of M&A activity as a result. That activity could take several different forms, but one likely possibility is that FinTech or tech companies could acquire traditional finance names. It appears the transition for banks to really utilize FinTech […]

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Time is running out for GDPR compliance, wherever you are

Time is running out for GDPR compliance, wherever you are

Written by on November 9, 2017 in Features, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The European Union, via the EU Commission, has enacted two key regulations relating to data processing; the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Network and Information Security Directive (NISD). While both came into force in April 2016, they will replace the Data Protection Directive on May 25, 2018. Here I will briefly summarize a few […]

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Fake news: a problem that neither humans nor Facebook can solve?

Fake news: a problem that neither humans nor Facebook can solve?

Written by on November 8, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

A problem that humans can’t solve. There is a silver bullet to deal with the fake news issue, but the problem is that Facebook is not even close to being able to produce one and is having to rely on old, ineffective bullets instead. This problem has been around for a while but really came to […]

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Exactly why has Kaspersky fallen foul of US lawmakers?

Exactly why has Kaspersky fallen foul of US lawmakers?

Written by on November 2, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Kaspersky has fallen foul of US lawmakers. According to the WSJ, Hackers working for the Russian government stole details of how the U.S. penetrates foreign computer networks and defends against cyberattacks after a National Security Agency contractor removed the highly classified material and put it on his home computer with Kaspersky antivirus installed, according to […]

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