What more are we willing to sacrifice at the altar of e-commerce?

The recent explosion of e-commerce driven by COVID-induced lockdowns around the world has been met with almost unanimous and giddy excitement. I have been thinking a lot about why, as a society, we seem to be so invested in e-commerce? What is the price we will pay for the convenience of not leaving home when it is […]

The content unbundling problem that’s stifling us

Jim Barksdale, former CEO of Netscape, said there are “only two ways to make money in business: One is to bundle, the other is to unbundle.” Content is currently at the peak of unbundled, and knowledge worker productivity is suffering because of it. Marketing emails, newsletters, podcasts, and old-fashioned news are all competing for mindshare. […]

If your data science rollout is failing, this may be why

I’ve seen some “advanced analytics transformations” succeed and many others fail. It’s well known that most of these transformations end in failure, wasting huge amounts of time and money. And what is worse, these failures typically sour the organization on data science and machine learning for the future. So failures in advanced analytics transformations cause […]

TikTok’s UK headquarters in doubt amid US pressure

Image copyright Getty Images TikTok’s plan to base its international HQ in the UK has been thrown into doubt following pressure by Washington over the Chinese firm’s future in the US. ByteDance, owner of the video sharing app, has had talks with the government about basing its HQ in London. But the US is considering […]

How to Know If You’ve Been Hacked—and What to Do About It

Everyone is vulnerable to the threat of cybercriminals or hackers getting access to your information, but the threats aren’t equal for everyone. WIRED UK This story originally appeared on WIRED UK. The average person will likely face fewer sophisticated threats than, say, a senior politician, activist or CEO. More high-profile figures may be targeted with […]

How to Check Your Devices for Stalkerware

There are some extra permissions stalkerware apps are likely to need on macOS: From System Preferences head to Security & Privacy, and then Privacy. Check the entries for Input Monitoring and Full Disk Access, as spying software will often need these permissions. Windows doesn’t have exactly the same setup, but you can see the permissions […]

Apps help orthopaedic patients prepare for surgery

The coronavirus pandemic has meant healthcare systems having to delay non-emergency surgery. In England the NHS delayed more than two million planned operations to free up hospital beds for potential Covid-19 patients. Doctors around the country are now looking at ways they can remotely assist thousands of patients waiting for joint surgery. This includes the […]