Top 10 investigative stories of 2019

Calls for regulation of Facebook in the US, Europe and the UK reached new heights in 2019, as the Federal Trade Commission, the US Attorney General and the Department of Justice began anti-trust investigations into…

UK satellite data to spearhead fight against climate…

The government has announced investment in research analysing satellite images to better predict the impact of climate change in urban areas and inform future government action. According to a joint statement from the Department for…

Gartner: Top 10 strategic technology trends in 2020

The year 2020 heralds another decade rich with disruptive technology trends. Some of these technologies are already commonplace, but the proliferation of new use cases and applications will see industry grappling with both benefits and…

Virtuous circles: Skilling up for an ethical web

How do we steer the future of the internet for the good of humanity? At a time of growing public concern over the potential of new technologies to control, coerce and displace people, it’s a…

Interview: Why we need a GDPR for dead…

In April last year, analysis by Carl Öhman and David Watson at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) reported that there would be a minimum of 1.4 billion deceased users on Facebook by 2100 if the social…

Processors re-imagined: Will cloud and AI lead mean…

Intel has long dominated the datacentre, with its x86 server chips accounting for upwards of 90% of the market for the past decade or longer. But the datacentre is now undergoing changes, as enterprise workloads…

Call for former Post Office CEO to step…

Peer James Arbuthnot called for former Post Office CEO, Paula Vennells, to step down from high-profile public roles after a lost court battle reveals her failings in major IT scandal. Vennells has apologised for her…