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The Internet of Things won’t give us a smarter government

The Internet of Things won’t give us a smarter government

By Steven George-Hilley With predictions of up to 200 billion connected devices in circulation by 2020, the UK government has much to fear from the wider implications Internet of Things The UK government has a less than glamorous record in the delivery of ambitious technology-driven initiatives. From billions wasted on the infamous NHS IT project to the clumsy implementation of […]

by · 19th January 2016 · Tech Frontiers
Digital skills: The Robots are Coming

Digital skills: The Robots are Coming

If like me you spent a few months complaining about the pain of self-service supermarket check-outs, before mastering the art and learning to love then, then you too will accept that automation is here to stay Take a good look at the work of scientists at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore who created the freakishly realistic ‘Nadine’ – the […]

by · 19th January 2016 · Tech Frontiers
Take a gamble on open standards

Take a gamble on open standards

By Steven George-Hilley The UK Government has long been the prisoner of lengthy IT projects, costing billions of pounds whilst finishing over budget and over time – and sometimes never finishing at all. It is truly extraordinary that in an era where technology can transform every aspect of our daily lives, public sector IT has all too often acted as […]

by · 29th November 2015 · Tech Frontiers
How technology is transforming the developing world

How technology is transforming the developing world

By Steven George-Hilley The explosion of smartphone connectivity across Africa means that many more people are now online and able to interact with aid project organisers and volunteers, uploading videos and photos showing exactly how donations are improving living conditions and fighting poverty. But as well as making visible how charities are aiding third world countries, social media is also […]

by · 15th November 2015 · Tech Frontiers
EastIdahoNews.com covers Parliament Street research

EastIdahoNews.com covers Parliament Street research

EastIdahoNews.com has reported on the findings in our new research paper, Revenge Pornography: The Rising Tide of Digital Harassment: Revenge porn may be more widespread than previously believed New data out of the United Kingdom lent some limited context to the problem of revenge porn: Specifically, it’s more widespread than previously known. In just six months, nearly 200 cases of […]

by · 21st October 2015 · Tech Frontiers, Press Room
Revenge pornography – the rising tide of digital harassment

Revenge pornography – the rising tide of digital harassment

A new report on revenge pornography by Parliament Street director of technology, Steven George-Hilley For many of us, social media offers the opportunity to engage with friends and family at the touch of a button. It provides users with a platform to launch a business, to share creative ideas and reach vast global audiences. Unfortunately the ability to instantly upload images and video is not […]

by · 21st October 2015 · Tech Frontiers, Research
Utah News Organization covers Parliament Street research

Utah News Organization covers Parliament Street research

Utah News Organization, Deseret News, has reported on the findings in our new report, Revenge Pornography: The Rising Tide of Digital Harassment: Revenge porn may be more widespread than previously believed New data out of the United Kingdom lent some limited context to the problem of revenge porn: Specifically, it’s more widespread than previously known. In just six months, nearly […]

by · 17th October 2015 · Tech Frontiers, Press Room
The Register covers Parliament Street research

The Register covers Parliament Street research

Tuesday 13th October 2015 Leading global online tech publication, The Register, has reported on the findings in our new research paper, Revenge Pornography: The Rising Tide of Digital Harassment. The original article can be found here.   Alternatively, we have reprinted it, below: ‘Insufficient evidence’ makes Brit cops drop revenge porn probes SnapChat, WhatsApp, Facebook highlighted in research By John Leyden 13 […]

by · 13th October 2015 · Tech Frontiers, Press Room
Daily Mail: The revenge porn victims as young as twelve

Daily Mail: The revenge porn victims as young as twelve

Almost 200 cases of revenge porn have been reported to police in the past six months – with some victims only 12 years old, figures have shown. The Government introduced a law criminalising the offence in April, after a spate of cases in which vengeful former lovers shared intimate images online. Earlier this year it emerged that 14 police forces […]

by · 12th October 2015 · Tech Frontiers, Press Room
The Guardian: Revenge porn: 175 cases reported to police in six months

The Guardian: Revenge porn: 175 cases reported to police in six months

Nearly 200 cases of revenge porn have been reported to police in the past six months by victims as young as 12, according to the largest collection of official figures to date. The figures, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, disclose for the first time the number of revenge porn cases being reported since a new law was passed […]

by · 11th October 2015 · Tech Frontiers, Press Room