Media headlines scream about lax teen attitudes to privacy. The real story is more complex.
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.
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.
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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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
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15 December 2014
11 November 2014
15 September 2014
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