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Fighting 'Ronnie Biggs', 2017 Style

The RegTech Revolution and Why it Matters It may be far from the theatrical thrill of the great train robbery or the sheer chutzpah of the Hatton Garden raid, but today’s financial crime is a huge global problem, one that costs the UK £52 billion a year. To put that in context, that’s nearly half the annual budget of the ...

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Social Media And Mobile Tech: It Gets In Your Head

Answer me this. Can you get through this entire article without checking your phone? Try it and see how far you get. At average reading speed it will take about five minutes. Can you go five minutes without checking your email, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. If not, you need to seriously ask yourself if your attachment to your social media ...

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How to turn on Ghost Mode on Snapchat’s Snap Map

(Picture: Getty) Snapchat hit us all with an immense new update yesterday and that was Snap Map. Snap Map is a new location sharing layer to the photo messaging app, where you can see where all of your Snapchat friends are in real time and what stories they are posting. What is ‘Snap Map’ Snapchat’s new stalky feature Location sharing ...

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Scientists Could Soon Create Key Ingredient In Petrol Using Just Carbon Dioxide

Ethanol is one of the key ingredients in modern petrol, in fact in the US it is required that all fuel contains at least 10 per cent ethanol. At present ethanol is produced from fermented corn, a process that drastically eats into the food industry. Indeed to produce the 14 million billion galleons of ethanol that the US consumes every ...

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UK’s All-Electric Taxis And More Green Transport Across Europe

Across the UK and Europe, the number of small businesses embracing the use of electric vehicles (EVs) and green transport innovation is rapidly increasing. The incentives are clear: in the UK for example, the Climate Change Act of 2008 means that the country is legally obliged to significantly cut emissions. Indeed, this is a pattern we’re seeing all across Europe. ...

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What To Do When Your Data Is Held Hostage

“Ooops…We have your files. “Pay £1,000 in bitcoin to this wallet in the next 24 hours for their safe return.” Ransomware like WannaCry is on the rise. These attacks involve hackers holding your digital files hostage and demanding payment for you to get them back. It poses a dilemma that no one hopes to face. Should you pay up if ...

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Social Media Is As Harmful As Alcohol And Drugs For Millennials

Tony Rao, King’s College London The word “addiction” brings to mind alcohol and drugs. Yet, over the past 20 years, a new type of addiction has emerged: addiction to social media. It may not cause physical harm, such as those caused by tobacco and alcohol, but it has the potential to cause long-term damage to our emotions, behaviour and relationships. ...

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What Technology Is The Must-Have For Fashion Bricks And Clicks This Season?

When it comes to online shopping, the UK spends more per household than any other country. This change in shopping behaviour has taken its toll on physical stores which are going bankrupt at a record rate. Department stores and clothing shops are the hardest hit with almost a quarter of apparel and accessories sales now taking place online. But, with ...

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From Lab Bench To Children's Bedside – The Persistent Gender Gap In Science

Increasing numbers of women study science – over half of Wellcome Trust-funded PhD studentships are now awarded to women. But women are still dramatically underrepresented in the science and engineering workforce, and spectacularly so in leadership roles. In academic medicine in the US and the UK, only 15-20% of tenured professors, departmental chairs, and senior scientific fellowship recipients are female. ...

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How AI Might Transform The Landscape Of Cybersecurity

Image source: ShutterstockThe growth of newer technologies like IoT, cloud computing, and smartphones have greatly contributed to the evolving sector of cyber security but have also sparked concerns when it comes to security risks associated with the use of these technologies. Cyber criminals now have a plethora of access points and connected devices to target and with innovative and smarter ...

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