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Keil Hubert: Dangers of the modern world: getting mugged by your appliances

The subject of the security risks inherent in the internet of things came up over breakfast a few weeks back. Other families talk about sport or politics; we chat about risks and countermeasures because we’re a family of nerds.

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Government champions Internet of things with new legislation

The UK government is beginning to step up its game when it comes to the IoT. A new Digital Government Review – Digital Britain 2015 – plans to look at how technology can improve both the effectiveness and efficiency of people-powered public services.

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Keil Hubert: We’re Here to Serve

Some IT leaders revel in being ‘hands on,’ while others insist on remaining ‘hands off.’ Business Technology’s resident U.S. blogger Keil Hubert argues both positions completely miss the point. A good leader cheerfully does whatever needs to be done to get results.

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Cisco predicts there will be 50 billion internet-connected devices by 2020

The Internet of things (IoT) enables devices to communicate to each other without human interaction. Integrated networks of sensors and embedded systems are being incorporated into all types of devices, from household appliances to transport networks and medical devices, to make our daily lives more efficient.

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Netflix sees share price boost as profits double and subscriptions hit 50 million

Online film and TV streaming service Netflix has seen its profits double in the second quarter of this year, as it crossed the 50 million user mark.

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Yahoo acquires Flurry to optimise growing smartphone and tablet offering

Yahoo has announced that it is to acquire mobile experience specialist Flurry optimise its mobile offering as more users take to their smartphones and tablets.

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A third of UK small businesses have no plan of action for cyber attacks

A third of UK small businesses do not know that they would do if they suffered a data breach, according to research from Kaspersky Lab.

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Mobile operator partnership means better signal at England’s national parks

A partnership with four of the main UK mobile network providers means that the signal in England’s national parks is set to improve.

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Keil Hubert: Chairman of the Bored

Most information security training is painfully boring. Business Technology’s resident US blogger Keil Hubert argues that it can be made exciting and effective by putting employees in the bad guys’ shoes and challenging them to exploit their own vulnerabilities.

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One in five businesses have been hit by Advanced Persistent Threats

One in five information security professionals have experienced an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attack and 92 per cent of workers feel that they are a serious threat, according to a new study from ISACA.

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