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Investigation finds Instagram aware of mental health impact

According to the Wall Street Journal, Instagram has been aware of severe mental health impacts on teenage girls for the past three years.
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Scientists invent sustainable concrete made from astronaut blood

Scientists at The University of Manchester have figured out how to make sustainable concrete - with a mixture of astronaut blood and space dust.
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Apple reveal ‘Pegasus’ spyware infiltrated their devices

The 'Pegasus' spyware, used to hack deceased journalist Jamal Kashoggi, has been confirmed to exist in Apple devices - a new software update was released to counter the issue.
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Quadruped robot system with animal like actions

Professor Ken Saito and PhD candidate Yuki Takei, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University, tells us about a project they are working on to generate typical animal like actions in robots.
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National Coding Week 2021 – Tech experts tackle the main issues  

Eight experts working across technology companies in software development, AI, public sector IT, data analytics and cybersecurity give their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities around National Coding Week.
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Open source software: Breaking the mould for public sector technology procurement

Will Huggins, CEO of Zoocha, explores how open source has come of age and is rewriting the rule book on technology procurement in Government.
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Three steps to heaven: Delivering genuine value through public services technology

Louise Sunderland, Local Government Sector Lead at Ignite Consulting, outlines three steps that public sector organisations can take to deliver genuine value from their technology investment.
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Fly me to the moon: Securing potential lunar water sites for research

Athena Coustenis, Niklas Hedman and Gerhard Kminek for the COSPAR Panel on Planetary Protection discuss updates in the Planetary Protection Policy to ensure sustainable scientific lunar exploration.
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Technology for smallholder agriculture in Africa

Chris Henderson, Head of Agriculture, Influence and Impact at Practical Action, explores the role of technology in the success of smallholder agriculture in Africa.
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Open Science for global challenges & restoring the ethos of science

The EUA illustrates how the COVID-19 pandemic revealed the power of sharing research outputs in addressing global crises.
Children’s Code

Online safety – the ICO’s Children’s Code

Julian Hayes, Partner at BCL Solicitors LLP, examines the new Children's Code in relation to online harms which came into force on September 2nd.
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Low code helps close the skills gap in the UK

Dan Blake, Managing Director EMEA, Claris, explores how the UK can close its growing skills gap with low code.
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Smart tech help councils address tax arrears in a sustainable way

Paul Rudd, Director of Service Design at Civica, discusses the three-step approach local authorities should consider when dealing with COVID’s impact on council tax arrears.
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Subaru Telescope: A nexus of next generation astronomy collaboration

Saku Tsuneta, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, introduces the Subaru Telescope, Japan’s world-leading optical and infrared astronomy facility.

Report finds tech industry spends €97 million on EU lobbying

A new report by Corporate Europe Observatory reveals that the tech industry spends €97 million on EU lobbying annually - with companies like Amazon spending €2,750,000.
social engineering

Controlling the top cause of ransomware – social engineering

Javvad Malik, lead security awareness advocate at KnowBe4, explains how social engineering is the top cause of ransomware and explores the steps organisations can take to reduce the risk of attackers gaining a foothold in their networks.
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Why the UK’s public sector needs to urgently build better cybersecurity  

Keith Glancey, Head of Solutions Architects at Infoblox, explores why cybersecurity has never been more important for the public sector.
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Online Safety Bill poses threats to encryption

Robin Wilton, director for Internet Trust at Internet Society, discusses why governments and the private sector pose threats to encrypted communications.
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How local governments can harness the power of their data

Glen Ocskó, Head of Local Government at Made Tech, explores how councils need to unleash the value of their data to realise the potential it has to revolutionise the way our towns and cities are run.
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Technology as the magic key for a remote team culture

Mark Seemann, CEO, StaffCircle, investigates how technology will drive a remote team culture in a post-pandemic economy.

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