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Unlikely alliance of hackers, Governors to combat election fixing

Unlikely alliance of hackers, Governors to combat election fixing

Written by on October 10, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Hackers are joining forces with U.S. governors and academics in a new group aimed at preventing the manipulation of voter machines and computer systems to sway the outcome of future U.S. elections, a source familiar with the project said on Monday. The anti-hacking coalition’s members include organizers of last summer’s Def Con hacking […]

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The real impact of legacy IT on Government

The real impact of legacy IT on Government

Written by on March 10, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The Fear Series is about highlighting some of the most common fears I have come across working in public services to improve the use of web and social media for around 10 years. These fears and anxieties are often used as barriers to better online presences and engagement and they come up so frequently I […]

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Is social networking about to self-destruct?

Is social networking about to self-destruct?

Written by on January 7, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

If you are connected to the internet by any means in 2016 you are also likely to be using some form of social networking for personal or business use – even if you don’t realize it. You may have purposely avoided Facebook, LinkedIn and the like, but you can bet someone else has made some […]

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Government requests for data spike – Facebook

Government requests for data spike – Facebook

Written by on November 12, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO/BANGALORE (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said in a report on Wednesday that government demands for its user data surged in the first half of 2015, taking a trend that began at least two years ago when the company started revealing such requests to new heights. Government access to personal data from telephone and Web […]

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Another reason to leave your wallet at home

Another reason to leave your wallet at home

Written by on December 23, 2014 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

The next time you get pulled over by a cop for a traffic violation – which we hope isn’t a common occurrence – you may be showing the officer your driver’s license from your smartphone if you live in Iowa, which will likely be the first American state to issue digital driver’s licenses. No more […]

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Consumer choice in banking

Consumer choice in banking

Written by on January 27, 2014 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Last week the news was full of comments from a certain politician about UK banks being forced to reduce their market share by selling branches. However this idea sadly misses the point about how best to increase competition in the banking market. If the banks are forced to dispose of branches they will likely want […]

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Big Brother likes Big Data

Big Brother likes Big Data

Written by on June 10, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

While we ponder how best to extricate and extrapolate customer information for marketing purposes from our infinite reserves of Big Data, it seems government has beaten us to the punch, but for different reasons. ‘Shocking’ headlines surfaced last week that the U.S. National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers […]

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