Robert Wilson

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Designing for Truth: Google Scholar Concept – Muzli -Design Inspiration

How are we to know if a study in an article has been revised or retracted?<p>How credible is a study which cites retracted or outdated studies?<p>Is a …

How to Get the Most Out of Your References

References can end up being a critical component of your job search. Many people will list references on their applications and on their resume (which is not where they belong) and not think much of it. They completed a lengthy application, submitted a resume and cover letter and believe that they …

Snapchat’s epic strategy flip-flop

It takes courage to say you were wrong about almost everything. But that’s what Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel did this week, and that’s what it will take to save Snapchat.<p>From algorithmic feeds to partnerships to target markets to recruiting adults, Snap is planning a 180-degree turn across the …

Social Media

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

On June 14, 2014, the State Council of China published an ominous-sounding document called "Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit …

Google’s DeepMind makes AI program that can learn like a human

Program brings artificial general intelligence a step closer by using previous knowledge to solve fresh problems<p>Researchers have overcome one of the major stumbling blocks in artificial intelligence with a program that can learn one task after another using skills it acquires on the way.<p>Developed …

Artificial Intelligence

Stunning 'AI brain scans' reveal what machines see as they learn new skills

Machine learning is breaking down language barriers, fuelling – and fighting – cybercrime, and can even recognise emotions, but the complex processes …

Secret offshore firms 'own area 3 times bigger than London'

LONDON — Offshore companies based in tax havens like the British Virgin Islands own an area in Britain that's three times the size of Greater London, …

Slick interactive infographic shows UK's top 30 design studios

Click on the image to head over to the interactive infographic<p>Designer Caroline Beavon has brought to life the findings of Computer Arts' exclusive …

Graphic Design

This Could Be The Year Of The University Hack

You’re a college freshman relishing in your newfound freedom. You wake up in your cramped dorm room, roll over and grab your laptop to check Facebook — but when you type in your password, it’s rejected.<p>Slightly annoyed, you pull on some clothes, grab your backpack and head to the local coffee shop, …

Building Smart City Security

As urbanization intensifies and public sector technology initiatives advance quickly, the once-futuristic promise of “smart cities” is coming to fruition.<p>Cities have always been “smart” to a degree, using technology to boost the productivity and efficiency of municipal services. But today, the …

Smart Cities

How Wearable Tech Could Spark A New Privacy Revolution

Fears over privacy are nothing new. As users began to see the sheer availability of information online, and the amount of personal data being seen and used by tech companies, they became rightly concerned over how much information would be available to companies and individuals, and how that …

Wearable Tech

Leaked NSA documents show AT&T had a 'highly collaborative' relationship with spy agency

New documents released by Edward Snowden reveal AT&T was far more than just a willing participant in the National Security Agency's efforts to snoop on the world's internet usage. NSA documents say that the agency had a "highly collaborative" relationship with AT&T, and the company is described as …

Windows 10 sends identifiable data to Microsoft despite privacy settings

Operating system contacts OneDrive, MSN and other services even if a user has activated privacy-protecting options, report discovers<p>Windows 10 sends identifiable information to Microsoft, even if a user turns off its Bing search and Cortana features, and activates the software’s privacy-protection …

Windows 10

Bitcoin users are all tech enthusiasts or criminals, study concludes

Understanding the user base of an unregulated cryptocurrency is no easy feat, but a new study attempts to shed light on Bitcoin users -- what type of …

David Cameron will publish the financial details and viewing habits of all UK porn-watchers

That's not what he says—all porn sites will have to gather and retain proof of customer identity. But <i>everything leaks</i>, so it's what he meant. That's …

Mt. Gox was Bitcoin's ugliest success story

The bitcoin exchange is bankrupt and its founder is in jail. What did it mean?<p>This weekend, Mt. Gox founder Mark Karpeles was arrested in Tokyo, bringing years of confusion and paranoia to an end. Starting in 2010, Karpeles ran the largest and most powerful bitcoin exchange, but the site went …

Hackers threaten 37 million AshleyMadison 'cheaters' with exposure

Cheating website AshleyMadison.com has been hacked, with those claiming responsibility threatening to publish "secret sexual fantasies" and account …

UK's mass surveillance bill is illegal

High Court judges ruled that the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (#DRIP) was inconsistent with the European convention on human …

Dictators' favorite surveillance company hacked and exposed online

"Hacking Team" is a badly-named security contractor that helps governments spy on activists and journalists. It got hacked, badly, and more than …

The Fallen of World War II

The Fallen of World War II from Neil Halloran on Vimeo.<p>The Fallen of World War II is an animated infographic video by Neil Halloran showing the scale …

World War II

America's Class of 2015 have spent more than half their lives at war.

This infographic shows the percent of life each American, perhaps including you, has spent with their country at war or at peace.<p>“Anyone born after …

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3 Paths To Involve Employees In Content Marketing

Want to tap into your employees' know-how to enhance your content marketing? Columnist Jonathan Blank explains how.

Marketing

Tidal refutes leaked documents, says it's paying four times the royalty rate Spotify does

But paying more per stream doesn't necessarily add up to more money<p>A royalty statement from Tidal supposedly leaked last week, and it showed payments that were roughly double the average paid by competitors like Spotify. Reached for comment, Tidal said this statement was false, and that it actually …