The next battle in the global cyberwar

On Tuesday, we looked at the history of cyberwar. Today, on screens around the world, we see its consequences. Vladimir Putin’s pick for the White House will be handed both the world’s largest economy and its largest military. Unfortunately, the…

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Your essential cyber dossier

Today, a quick recap for you on global cyber-warfare. There’s so much going on right now – it’s hard to keep track of all the twists and turns. But it is very important you don’t get lost. It’s a story…

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Welcome to World Cyberwar I

Our world is changing – quickly, and fundamentally. Recent decades have seen us become politically complacent. We’re used to a politically-stable developed world, controlled by one-party bureaucrats and squabbly-but-tame democracies. Now, the autocrats are back: Russia, China, Turkey, India, Hungary…

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Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?

On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog. They also don’t know if you’re being impersonated by an ex-partner, a disgruntled business associate or a foreign fraudster. Conclusively proving your identity online is one of the thorniest problems in the…

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Smarter transport is coming

Yesterday, we looked at how we’re entering transport’s third transformation in the last 200 years. At the start of the industrial age came mass rail transport. Nearly a century later, cars formed the second such shift. Now, with the addition…

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Transport’s tricky transformation

We’re all familiar with the Age of Steam. Railways were born of the Industrial Revolution – and responsible for facilitating its meteoric growth. Without the ability to transport raw materials and manufactured goods, industrialisation would never have happened. The growth…

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Undeclared global warfare

Let’s do a quick straw poll. I need your opinion on something. It’s the biggest and most controversial geopolitical story in the world right now. Did Russia “hack” the US election? Did Russian cyber-attacks favour the presidency of Donald Trump…

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Is it time to say goodbye to food?

Food is a big deal for all of us. It costs us time, and it costs us money. For increasing numbers of us, it also costs us our health. Throughout the developed world, we eat nutritionally-imbalanced diets. This leads to…

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Virtual people are the future

It’s Monday; it’s SciTech Bulletin – and there’s a lot to cover. Not only has the Consumer Electronics Show just closed, but we’re also catching up on some of the best holiday stories. Grand Moff Tarkin surprise I’ve been sitting…

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Could this “social technology” save us from robots?

Yesterday, we heard about how the world has moved forward in the last generation or so. Almost everyone is profiting from an extraordinary period of global growth. Everyone, that is, except for two key groups. These are the global poor…

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