Age cannot wither, nor custom stale “… an urgent need for a reliable method to determine the age of undocumented migrants and identification of terror victims in the Middle East… A world expert for age estimation forensics at the University of Huddersfield, in association with the AgEstimation Project headed by Professor Cameriere in a two-day workshop that runs on 13-14 May 2016.
It seems curiously timely, as the world recalls Chernobyl, the nuclear accident that occurred 30 years ago today, that the focus from the nuclear energy sector is on the next challenges for the technology with its decommissioning market in the next decade. "Nuclear Energy Insider" journal has organised its Decommissioning Conference to be held 31st May-1st June. And that other most intriguing development, the next generation of small modular reactors has a Handbook is in place as well!, The cost from $195 (Kindle) to $265 hard cover.
Five of the eight largest healthcare security breaches that occurred since the beginning of 2010 – those with more than 1 million records reportedly compromised – took place during the first six months of 2015, according to IBM X-Force's "2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index." And in 2015 overall, more than 100 million healthcare records reportedly were compromised, the report said.
75 per cent of mobile phone devices still not insured. Aquarium Software, global insurance technology expert, warns that consumers are storing up a potential uninsured gadget time-bomb, and advises the insurance industry to take the bull by the horns and help educate consumers.
In a thoughtful examination of Google as top target for European regulators and privacy watchdogs, who openly fear and distrust its dominance since the American tech giant’s search engine alone sweeps up roughly 90 percent of the European market, the "New York Times" observes that the landmark court ruling to rein in Google has ironically put it as head of Europe's enforcement of Internet privacy.
Wistiki is coming to the UK with a series of stylish item trackers created in cooperation with the French designer Philippe Starck (below right) and are made to fit in with your lifestyle, rather than appearing like a house arrest bracelet!
In February the UK's HFEA ( Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority) approved the first studies of New Gene Editing Technique CRISPR on human embryos. The technique offers hope for victims of genetic conditions and infertility, but it also raises some misgivings over ethical issues.
A team of scientists in the UK and Bangladesh turn to combined knowledge of the global scientific community to address that fearsome fungal disease, wheat blast, an emerging threat to Asian agriculture which follows upon the heels of Europe's ash dieback.
A new study has shown a significant reduction in the number of breeding birds following the construction of turbines at a wind farm in the north of Scotland, which authorities chose to ignore RSPB advice stating the area was unsuitable for windfarms.
At a time when the financial community is aware of the desperate need for data security, in the medical world the Inclusion of one-time consent is “crucial” for future of cancer research, The new Regulation will help to harmonise public health research across all 28 EU member states. ESMO – the lead European professional organisation for medical oncology – welcomes the European Parliament’s adoption of the EGDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation) which it describes as “crucial” for the future of cancer research.
As the European Parliament passed the final vote for General Data Protection Regulation Forbes breaks the news that researchers at IBM have discovered a new piece of malware that has stolen some $4 million from more than 24 American and Canadian banks in just a few days. The hackers combined code from two malware types, known as Nymaim and Gozi, to create GozNym, a Trojan both persistent and powerful. Numerous credit unions and popular e-commerce platforms were also said to have been targeted.
The European Parliament has passed the final vote for the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). These approved new data protection rules will strengthen online privacy, streamline legislation between the 28 member states and boost police and security cooperation.
Answers to technology problems are often reached by changing the accepted view of the issue to another slant or angle. Accordingly organised crime, it is urged, should be viewed as a business across Europe, in order to help crack down on activities such as drug-trafficking.
UK authorities regularly engage in emergency planning procedures, designed to test how the emergency services will respond to a major incident. The reaction is always practiced and professional, yet few realise there is no consistent central coordination for these efforts and that is a cause for real concern. Category 1 responders use different systems and this has led to criticism by Home Office ministers among others writes Intermedix UK Market Development director, Ian Carr
A software tool capable of both collecting and then cutting through millions of online messages to identify radicalising groups, trolls, and cyberbullies has been created by a UK trolling expert and her team at Lancaster University. The software, known as FireAnt (Filter, Identify, Report, and Export Analysis Tool), can speedily download, devour, and discard large collections of online data leaving relevant and important information for further investigation, at the touch of a button!
Iceland is considering investing up to £3 billion to install a subsea power cable from the Highlands of Iceland to Britain, to deliver 1000MW [the equivalent of a modest power station] of reliable renewable energy on demand.
Australian computer programmer Julian Assange instigator of Wikileaks, has been put in the shade by what’s said to be the biggest data leak in history, aka the Panama Papers. An estimated 11.5M files from Mossack Fonseca, one of the world’s largest offshore law firms, was leaked, exposing off shore tax havens from many rich and powerful individuals around the world, including 12 national leaders – two being Russian President Vladimir Putin and Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugson. The documents show how Mossack Fonseca helped its clients to launder money, dodge sanctions, and evade tax for 40 years.
Police, government, corporations, and countless individuals have been victims of malicious software aka ransomware that encrypts data then demands payment for its return. A spate of recent ransomware infections at hospitals now has experts worried over patient care suffering. When it comes to terrorists there are some who favour bulk data collection for security, rather then the use of encryption.
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