An online “code of conduct” aimed at fighting hate speech has been launched by the European Union in conjunction with four of the world’s biggest internet companies. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft have all been involved in the creation of the code, which is particularly aimed at fighting racism and xenophobia across Europe. Chris Green is a tech journalist and consultant, and he looked at the rules.
Should we have been surprised to learn this week that the US nuclear weapons force still uses a 1970s-era computer system -- complete with 8-inch floppy disks.
Younger listeners may not even know that a floppy is a 1970s- era magnetic storage medium -- a thin disc sealed in a rectangular plastic carrier which you stuck in your computer.
Anyway, the very idea that mission- critical ballistic missiles and nuclear bombers were being run on an old IBM computer, got us thinking about how much ancient computer technology is still in daily use out there. And why.
Prof. Alan Woodward, University of Surrey technologist, joins Nigel Cassidy
You've heard of fintech, but what about fashion-tech? Clothing store, Topshop, has launched a new scheme aimed at fashion technology start-ups. It partnered up with corporate innovation specialist and early stage investor, L Marks, and Matt Cox spoke to Liberty Mawhood, Chief Operating Officer at L Marks, about the scheme.
Margrethe Vestager, the European commissioner for competition, is expected to charge Google over its Android mobile operating system. Matt Cox spoke to Taj Dhunay, CEO and Founder of The App Developers, an android and IOS app creation and consultancy firm, who explained how Google dominates the market.
Money20/20, a big technology in finance event, is taking place in Copenhagen, looking at how payments and financial services can combine in mobile technology. Michael Rolph, Co-Founder & CRO of Yoyo, a mobile platform that merges payments, loyalty promotions and discovering new events, joins Share Radio to talk about his company and the Money 20/20 event.
Google's parent company Alphabet is trying to sell robotics firm Boston Dynamics, which it acquired two years ago. So is this a sign of the end of innovation and ingenuity from Google in the pursuit of profit, or something more complex? Matt Cox spoke to fintech consultant David Brear, Chief Thinker at the Think Different Group, who gave his take on the matter.
David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab, joins Share Radio to talk about the increasing number of companies being attacked by Ransomware. Ransomware, one of the fastest-growing types of cyber threats, encrypts data on infected machines, then typically asks users to pay ransoms in hard-to-trace digital currencies to get an electronic key so they can retrieve their data.
The Digital Media Strategies Conference is an annual affair organised by the Media Briefing Organisation and has publishers from all over Europe sharing problems and best practice. Digital Strategist, Nic Newman, is speaking at the event and he joins Share Radio to discuss his talking points.
Businesses are not taking cyber security seriously enough, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has warned, with under a third of cyber-attacks being reported to the police. In a new report supported by Barclays, named: ‘Cyber Security: Underpinning the Digital Economy’, the IoD revealed that companies were keeping quiet even though half of attacks resulted in interruption of business operations. Professor Richard Benham is author of the report, and he discussed the digital economy.
Dave Millett, Founder and Managing Director of telecoms broker, Equinox, talks about Ofcom’s report ruling on whether BT can keep its Openreach broadband arm. BT seems to have escaped the immediate threat of selling off its wholesale arm, but it faces a stricter regulatory straitjacket under wide-ranging proposals which would allow other operators to lay fibre optic lines alongside its network. Dave discusses the decision.