The thorny issue of internet freedom across Africa

Human right and internet freedom are loaded terms anywhere in the world but perhaps nowhere more so that in Africa


Could blockchain solve the threat of ransomware?

Ian Smith, CEO of Gospel Technology, argues a new data culture is coming, one where the value of data is understood and realised.


Instant Messaging: A threat hiding in plain sight

Thomas Fischer discusses the security implications of IM


What to expect from Google I/O 2017

What will the search giant reveal at its annual developer conference this week?


People & processes (not patches) responsible for WannaCry...

Andrew Douthwaite of VirtualArmour describes how WannaCry spread and what we can learn from all this


Three important takeaways from the biggest global cyberattack...

What can we learn from the rapid global spread of the WannaCry programme?


News Roundup: Buses, Build, and cyber-boats

A roundup of the week’s tech new including brains, Bitcoins and chicken nuggets.

Quiz of the week: 12th May

Test your knowledge of the week’s tech news


What can other cities learn from Singapore’s extensive tech...

Singapore’s systematic approach to technology is impressive but not easily replicable elsewhere


Amazon Echo Show and the race to make homes machines

Amazon’s Echo Show creates a new inflection point for home hubs


News Roundup: Facebook woes, Apple Echos and AI Pi

A roundup of the week’s tech news including driverless cars, brands who say “Ni”, and robo-taxes.

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Martin Veitch is editorial director of IDG Connect.He has spent over 20 years writing about technology and business. He has interviewed Steve Ballmer, Michael Dell, Marc Benioff and many other luminaries of the tech sector and has held senior roles at publications including CIO, ZDnet and IT Week.

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