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Credit scoring becomes social scoring – be worried!

Credit scoring becomes social scoring – be worried!

Unless you are a Chinese national or serious gamer you have probably never heard of Sesame Credit, but you should at least be aware of what may become the greatest mass surveillance tool ever devised. Sesame Credit is promoted as a credit scoring system constructed by...
Network failures becoming far too common

Network failures becoming far too common

It seems no matter what network operators do to have the most up-to-date infrastructure in place, provide the fastest speeds imaginable and offer the best services they can lay their hands on – if a network fails for one minute it all comes to naught. The latest...
Is T-Mobile’s Legere ‘uberizing’ communications?

Is T-Mobile’s Legere ‘uberizing’ communications?

You have to admire John Legere. Most people who are told that what they are doing is illegal mutter ‘sorry’ under their breath, pack up and go home. Not John. It seems that the introduction of net neutrality, sorry, the Open Internet Order of 2015, is like a red rag...
The apps world has come a long way, but not far enough!

The apps world has come a long way, but not far enough!

I’m terrified to admit that I may be growing up at last. I’m careful not to say ‘maturing’ because that would be lying. And this sudden epiphany has come about because instead of jumping into every bit of new technology that comes along I am actually analysing it...
Making money from APIs? I’d like to see that

Making money from APIs? I’d like to see that

Money has always been thought of as the source for all evil, but without it not much good happens either. For CSPs the perennial battle to maintain revenues means they have to keep coming up with new ways of generating it, and that is not always easy or without evil....
Internet of Silly Things (IoST) continues to excel

Internet of Silly Things (IoST) continues to excel

You can always rely on the annual CES spectacle in Las Vegas to bring out the best, and worst, ideas for our digital future. But just when you thought you had seen all the possible Internet of Silly Things (IoST) ideas CES managed to pull some from the depths. Take,...
Is social networking in self-destruct mode?

Is social networking in self-destruct mode?

If you are connected to the internet by any means in 2016 you are also likely to be using some form of social networking for personal or business use – even if you don’t realize it. You may have purposely avoided Facebook, LinkedIn and the like, but you can bet...
Welcome to the age of, err, steam

Welcome to the age of, err, steam

This time last year I wrote that it was trendy for analysts and journalists to look into their crystal balls and tell you what to expect in the coming year. For me, it made more sense to look back on the year past and see what had failed or otherwise made no sense...