Author Archives: Max Smolaks

Max Smolaks
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Max 'Beast from the East' Smolaks covers open source, public sector, startups and technology of the future at TechWeekEurope. If you find him looking lost on the streets of London, feed him coffee and sugar.

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The project will employ security experts to search for ‘zero-day’ exploits in popular software

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The watchdog says it can't release the details of the data breach because it is linked to " an ongoing criminal investigation"

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The random number generator in the library that's meant to replace OpenSSL was not really random

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As the controversial bill is fast-tracked through the parliament, privacy campaigners warn it extends UK surveillance powers worldwide

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The Thread Group, which promotes the eponymous standard, already includes ARM, Samsung and Freescale

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The ICO has investigated a record number of cases in 2013, but the watchdog wants more funding and independence to continue its work

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Lloyds will teach SMBs and charities how to maintain a website and accept payments online

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Cyber attacks are recognised as a serious threat to the security of the country, but just how much money will be spent on digital defences remains unclear

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The new board doubles the number of USBs, adds more GPIO pins and support for external hard drives

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The eight winners include SpecialEffect, which helps victims of paralysis play video games

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