The DARPA GXV-T (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Ground XVehicleTechnology program) aims to introduce technology and mobility to make fighting vehicles more mobile, effective and affordable, by replacing the expensive and slow 'more armour' paradigm for fighter's protection.
The existence of the "Hacienda" spy program reported by a group of journalists, has five western intelligence agencies using the Hacienda software to identify vulnerable servers across the world in order to control them and use them for their own purposes. TUM (Technische Universität München) scientists have developed free software that can help prevent this kind of identification and the subsequent systems capture.
Newborns suffering from life-threatening bacterial infections such as sepsis could benefit from improved treatment, thanks to a ground-breaking study where researchers have been able to detect and decode a signal generated from a baby’s DNA that can tell whether or not a bacterial infection is present in the bloodstream.
Two deadly forces rampage through the Arabian Peninsula and include Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. As the Isis map of ambition reaching out to China surfaces on Twitter, a much older and equally ruthless Ebola virus spreads its territorial claims too.
The UK government takes a leaf out of the Isle of Man approach to crypto currencies and is about to review the trade in virtual currencies to investigate whether it should regulated. That means researchers may well get to go to the Crypto Valley summit from 17-18 September. Some people have all the luck!!
BA (British Airways) has suspended flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the Ebola virus outbreak which has now killed more than 880 people. Emirates was the first major international airline to cancel flights last week to Ebola-hit countries last week suspending Guinea services.
UK tech startup Kogan is launching its Agora 4G access (through an Android smartphone) affordable and accessible for everyone for just £149 - which it is promised will changes the smartphone industry as well as consumer expectations.
Three Newcastle University academics (L2R below) below Andrew Parkin, Dr Mark Jackson and Professor Eric Cross celebrate Gertrude Bell's desert wall hangings. She would probably approve the gentle irony that no women are involved.
Smart city projects are typically deployed via partnerships between the public and private sectors. The main business models include build-operate-transfer (BOT), build-operate-comply (BOC) and municipal-owned-deployment (MOD).
Since the start of this year, it has felt like Armageddon within the cyber-security arena. Attacks are coming thick and fast, with resultant breaches hitting the headlines. Many experts believe we’ve seen just a glimpse of the potential threat landscape devastation. So, what’s behind the headlines?
As KPMG and Imperial team on a combined Data Institute, the UK government is to provide £42 million, over 5 years, to fund the Alan Turing Institute and has asked the EPSRC (Engineering and physical Sciences Research Council) to act as key partner to realise this and position the UK as a world leader in the analysis and application of Big Data. Accordingly the EPSRC now invites UK universities to submit expressions of interest in joining the consortium to establish the Institute.
The Friendly WiFi scheme just officially launched has Purple WiFi as part of the scheme. It come on the heels of news from Motherboard Vice that the UK's internet filters block almost 1 in 5 websites. Accordingly Blocked.org are offering a service to both check on this and unblock such sites.
Despite the European Court of Justice overthrowing the Data Retention Directive as too broad and with too few safeguards to protect against abuse of privilege, meaning that UK mass surveillance of citizen communications lacked legality, the UK Government has subsequently introduced primary legislation to restore its powers and ISPs are to collect, store and share data on demand with public sector workers under the RIPA law.
In a report that looks at Android apps from the Google Play Store, Zscaler’s author notes “While Android was once the open and transparent rebel to Apple’s rigid and restrictive iPhone, it has of late taken on more the image of a questionable rogue. While the App store has been accused of being a bit of a police state, the Play store has been accused of being too loose and lazy with its oversight. And when the cat is away….the mice... will play
Sir Donald Miller, former chair of Scottish Power and the South of Scotland Electricity Board has spoken out on the SNP’s current energy policy of producing 100 per cent of Scotland’s needs from renewables as “disastrous.”
In a June 19 television interview, Paul Henninger, the global product manager for BAE Systems Applied Intelligence told CNBC that his firm had identified and thwarted a cyber attack on a hedge fund in 2013 that took months for the firm to notice and that had eventually cost the fund millions of dollars.
Hewlett Packard and its legal advisors announce reaching an agreement to settle shareholder derivative litigation arising from the acquisition of Autonomy, subject to court approval but will bring claims against Lynch, Hussain and potentially others. Meantime Invoke Capital has been set up by Lunch raising $1billion, investing in Darktrace and other young technology companies.
Data Centre & Cloud specialists Onyx Group are celebrating once more as they have been named as one of the official Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Specialist Cloud Service supplier to the UK public sector. Back in May, G-Cloud 5 went live in the CloudStore and again number of suppliers and services grew. The iteration sees 1132 suppliers, up by over 10% from G-Cloud 4 applications, and 9236 new services added to the store. There has also been a great increase in SMEs, with now 87% on the G-Cloud 5 framework.
Is MaidSafe the Bitcoin for developers and farmers, securing them against HeartBleed and other heists? An Ayrshire-based Troon company with over 8 years of development emerges with SAFE (Secure Access For Everyone) network that hopes to be the un-censorable, secure, and resilient successor to the essential, but cracking under cyber-crime-load internet. It comes with a built-in SAFEcoin (aka Bitcoin) mining economy and foundations for distributed, autonomous intelligence.
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