Browsing: Bill Buchanan

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Bitcoin’s moment of reckoning arrives

Imagine being told that your salary was going to be cut in half. Well, that’s what’s soon going to happen to those who make money from bitcoin mining, the process of earning the online currency Bitcoin. The current expected date for this

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The cloud isn’t as robust as we think

The computing cloud we have created supports much of our day-to-day office and leisure activity, from office e-mail to online shopping and sharing holiday photos. Even health, social care and government functions are moving towards digital delivery over the Internet

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Google’s overhaul is about staying nimble

In the corporate world you learn quickly that if small companies want to collaborate, it tends to happen, while efforts to collaborate with large companies may involve many meetings and involve many people with no guarantee anything will come of it. Small

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Ashley Madison and the rise of the moralist hacker

There’s value in more than just credit card data, as Avid Life Media, parent company of the extramarital affair website Ashley Madison, has found out after being raided for millions of their customer’s details. All sorts of information that isn’t expressly

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Why Oracle’s Java suit must fail

The Java programming language, which has just turned 20 years old, provides developers with a means to write code that is independent of the hardware it runs on: “write once, run anywhere”. But, ironically, while Java was intended to make

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When crapware becomes malware

A widely disliked habit of PC vendors is their bundling of all manner of unwanted software into brand new computers – demo software, games, or part-functional trials. Faced with shrinking margins, vendors have treated this as an alternative income stream, going so far

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Don’t let politicians choke the Internet

We have spent years promoting the need for change in our approach to Internet infrastructure, forcing politicians to recognise it as a serious issue. So it’s great to see US President Barack Obama tackling the issue in his state of the union address. You may agree or disagree

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Why David Cameron’s wrong on encryption

British Prime Minister David Cameron has stated that the UK government will look at “switching off” some forms of encryption in order to make society safer from terror attacks. This might make a grand statement