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Teenage privacy online: confronting the web's privacy boundaries

Media headlines scream about lax teen attitudes to privacy. The real story is more complex. 

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With 2015 being hailed as a potentially pivotal year for the Internet of Things, privacy could easily become a victim of the competitive forces that drive its development.

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2014 saw Apple, Target, Ebay and Sony become victims of cyber theft, and while experts warn 2015 is set for further disasters, organisations are betting on not being targets rather than addressing the core problems.

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Passwords have been essential to the security of our personal information as well as that of large corporations. Now, groundbreaking technologies are striving to transform our bodies into the definitive guardians of our personal data. Will they succeed?

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About E&T magazine

E&T is the IET's award-winning monthly magazine and associated website for professional engineers, with a circulation of approximately 150,000. It covers all areas of engineering and technology through exclusive news, features, analysis, announcements and job adverts. 

The scope of E&T’s coverage is highly varied and broad and is aimed at professionals working in all areas of engineering and technology, including the key industry sectors of the built environment, design and production, energy, information and communications, and transport.

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The magazine and its journalists have enjoyed success in media industry awards in recent years. Here are some hits and near misses:

Dickon Ross, Editor-in-chief

Shortlisted, Editor of the year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2012
Winner, Editor of the year, Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), BSME Awards 2011
Shortlisted, Editor of the year, Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), BSME Awards 2009
Winner, Editor of the year, Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), BSME Awards 2008
Runner up, Editor-in-Chief Best Single Issue, TABPI: Trade Association Business Publications International (‘Tabbie’) awards 2010
Gold award, Editor-in-Chief, Best Special Section [for the Undergound Issue], TABPI Awards 2010

Vitali Vitaliev, Features editor

Shortlisted, Columnist of the year, Business Media (for ‘After All’ column), PPA Awards 2011 
Highly Commended, Columnist of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2009

John Rooney, Chief designer

Shortlisted, Art director of the year (Business), BSME Rising Stars, 2013
Shortlisted, Designer of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2012
Shortlisted, Art director of the year (Business), Business and Professional Magazines (non-weekly), 2011
Highly Commended, Designer of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2009
Bronze Award, front cover, Illustration, TABPI Awards 2010
The Design Team, Honorable Mention, Contents Page, TABPI Awards 2010

Aasha Bodhani, Assistant features editor

Winner, Best Overall Feature Article of the Year, BT Security Journalism Awards, 2013

Kris Sangani, Consumer electronics editor

Shortlisted, Writer of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2011 

Justin Pollard (freelance journalist)

For Eccentric Engineer column
Shortlisted, Columnist of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2012
Shortlisted, Columnist of the Year, Business Media, PPA Awards 2010
Shortlisted, Columnist of the Year, Magazine Design and Journalism Awards 2008

Chris Titley (freelance journalist)

Silver Winner, Best Feature Article, TABPI Awards 2010

Mark Harris (freelance journalist)

Gold Award, Technical Article, TABPI Awards 2010

Amy Spurling (freelance journalist)

Silver Award, Focus / Profile Article, TABPI Awards 2010

Popular articles
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Recent Hollywood blockbusters like 'Gravity' and 'Interstellar' give space a sci-fi image. But when it comes to transporting real-life hardware (and people) into space, it's "less Buck Rogers, more Eddie Stobart". We visit the Guiana Space Centre to see space transportation in action. 

Where next for the Internet of things?
Everyone knows that the Internet of Things (IoT) is the next big thing. E&T went to the IoT World Forum in London to find out what's trending among the big names and, crucially, what 2015 will bring.

Ex Machina movie asks: is AI research in safe hands?
With the release of the movie 'Ex Machina' in mind, concerns over the existential threat posed to humankind by artificial intelligence reached a fever pitch in 2014. Are the fears justified or are there more pressing concerns?

 
Airport of the future in Mexico
Mexico needs a new international airport. Its designers have come up with a radical approach.

IoT: a warning from the future for the Internet of Things
With 2015 being hailed as a potentially pivotal year for the Internet of Things, privacy could easily become a victim of the competitive forces that drive its development.

Air Asia crash calls for emergency locator improvements
Three major aviation tragedies in the past five years, all of which occurred above open ocean water and left rescue teams frantically searching for the crash sites, have put the technology designed to locate the wreckage firmly in the spotlight.

Past issues
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Engineering and Technology: issue 1 2015

Issue: 1

19 January 2015

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Engineering and Technology: issue 12 2014

Issue: 12

15 December 2014

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Engineering and Technology: issue 11 2014

Issue: 11

11 November 2014

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Engineering and Technology: issue 9 2014

Issue: 9

15 September 2014

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