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How to shake up Women in Computing ratio – Eva’s top 5 influencers

Rosie The Riveter Tech

To celebrate International Womens’ Day, here is my top 5 badass women who changed the world to be a better, healthier and more equal place, here are Eva Pascoe’s (our own female digital pioneer) top 5:       Maria ...

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Safe Harbour

In 2000 the European Commission passed a set of principles proposed by the US Department of Commerce that provided adequate protection of personal data of EU citizens . That agreement made it possible for companies in the US to transfer ...

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About Spaces

By Ivan Pope I have been invited to a panel on History of Cybercafes and Collaborative Space, to be held on 2nd March in Google Campus. Yuri Pattison gave us this brief: As part of an on-going investigation into alternative ...

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Poisoning the fruit tree by Wendy Grossman

Originally published on pelicancrossing.net on February 19, 2016 “Why would Apple take this to court?” a TV researcher asked me on Wednesday. He was, of course, referring to Apple’s pushback against a court order telling it to help the FBI access the ...

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Virtual Futures Salon – Neurostimulation – “You seriously thought that evolution would upgrade the brain?”

In this edition of the Virtual Futures Salon we were introduced to Neurostimulation and the different new ways in which we are seeking to develop and change our brains to perform longer, better and in more fun ways. It seems ...

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Recapping what came out of EmpowerHack London 2015

by: Kristin Mathiesen Originally published on EmpowerHack blog   Two months ago, 40 people turned up, almost 90% of them women, to take part in EmpowerHack to build solutions for women and girl refugees using technology. Through the involvement of technology, ...

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The power of us by Wendy Grossman

In her new memoir, Life on the Road, the long-serving equity feminist and campaigner Gloria Steinem writes that decades of campaigning have taught her that, “Voting isn’t the most we can do, but it is the least. To have a democracy, ...

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Reclaim AI – Back-To-The-Humans? – what did we learn?

“Artificial intelligence, robots and strange things” was how Wendy Grossman, a technology journalist and the author of ‘Net.wars’, opened up the last Cybersalon discussion. Even though robots and artificial intelligence seem a modern notion, humans have always dreamt of and ...

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Unreal humans

By Wendy Grossman (originally posted on net.wars on August 21, 2015) Over there, the BBC’s Bill Thompson has a glowing review of the TV series Humans. The obvious irony in the title is serendipitously expanded by the simultaneous airing in the US of Mr Robot: Humans is about ...

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The Snooper’s Charter is back

After being repeatedly repelled during the last coalition government, the Communications Data Bill, also known as the Snooper’s Charter, is back to haunt us yet again. Since the Conservative victory in the polls earlier this year and without a deterrent ...

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