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Hackers can and do penetrate most IT systems. They’re here in your systems already. But organisations are getting smarter too, according to speakers at ISACA’s recent conference I attended in Munich. In fact, new developments in quantum computers could change ...

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Replicators – machines that print real things – have been a fun idea ever since the scientist Richard Feynman wrote about them in his 1959 essay, ‘There’s plenty of room at the bottom.’ Today, there is something of a real-life revolution going ...

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When a business is hacked, it’s often difficult to find out who has done it and bring them to book. But companies are beginning to do just that as a way of recouping lost money and to send out the message that they are not the best business to target. Even when ...

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It may be great to boost your profile by sharing details about the work you are doing for clients on your website – but it could be giving hackers the information they need to target you. That is because many sophisticated data security breaches contain elements of ...

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A lot has changed since I first reported on regulating nanotechnologies back in 2009. But like all emerging technologies, nano develops at a faster pace than policymakers can deal with. That has led to a patchwork of approaches and controls around the globe. You can read ...

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An excerpt from a video Neil Baker filmed and I conducted with N. Katherine Hayles on the post-human.

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People are turning to everything from productivity-boosting drugs to marijuana to improve their personal performance at work. This movement, which is becoming known as human enhancement, can be physical, such as prosthetic limbs or drugs that enhance bodily performance, or ...

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This is one of a series of interviews Neil Baker filmed and I conducted with Margaret Boden shortly after she had published her two-volume history of cognitive science, Mind as Machine.

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While documentary makers often consider the restaging of factual events in dramatic form a device of last resort, the Nottingham-based writer Michael Eaton has taken the opposite view. “When people ask me why I choose drama, it is because these real-life stories are ...