Rupert Goodwins

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Rupert Goodwins expected to be an engineer, but journalism happened. As an engineer, he worked in defence, for Sinclair Research and Amstrad, in startups and for himself. First appearing in print in 1982 and online in 1984,  he's written about all aspects of technology in business for most of the UK nationals and tech magazines, and was most recently editor of ZDNet UK. Tries to solve more problems than he causes, on average.


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SECURITY

Infosec lessons in Manchester United’s bum bomb bungle

The bomb scare at Manchester United reminds us that people, not tech, cause most problems

WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES

The robots are coming… and they’ll change everything

AI and automation will reconfigure our quaint notions of business futures and risk metrics

Too many spies, too few rules leave no Safe Harbor for anyone

Changes to Safe Harbor rules will have big consequences

WEB CONTENT MANAGEMENT

Bloat-to-content ratio is killing the Web – here’s how to fix it

The publishing model is broken by horrible practices but there is a way out

SECURITY

Is your infosec guy any good? A weird trick will tell you

Microsoft’s Wi-Fi sense feature is a guide to the nature of your security boss

SECURITY

Ashley Madison: don’t let dead data sleep around

The compromise at the infidelity seekers’ website was all about a failure to delete

MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS

What’s the point of 5G?

5G is further evidence of the declining returns on mobile communications ‘advances’

Blogs

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South African ICT

The thorny issue of internet freedom across Africa

Adrian Schofield sheds light on tech in South Africa

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My day in the Jeff Bezos and Amazon forest

Martin Veitch's inside track on today’s tech trends

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China Rising

Why WannaCry might make Microsoft cry in China

Phil Muncaster reports on China and beyond

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