What does 2018 hold in store?
Drones for good, a green internet, regulated Ai and data as consumer tool – all on the list of predictions for 2018 from Nesta. How many are likely to become reality next year? And, with the series in its seventh year, how have previous years’ predictions fared? (more…)
How websites ignore privacy settings
Are websites watching people’s every move, and ignoring privacy settings? Yijun Yu of the Open University argues that online usability demands keep trumping security measures that are designed to keep our data safe online. (more…)
New data tools to ‘give people back control’
New ways of managing our private information on the internet are to be trialled in a new three-year project, Nesta confirmed this week. The distributed ledger technology behind blockchain is expected to drive much of the innovation. (more…)
Sex toys can be hacked too
With an amazing array of sex toys like vibrators now connected to the internet, the risks for highly personal hacking are growing. But, as Kate Devlin points out, it’s not just hacking that users need fear – one sex toy maker has just settled a multi-million dollar privacy suit after secretly tracking the habits of its users. (more…)