Yesterday, the government presented plans to Parliament for a wide range of powers that will permit security agencies to view the activities of everyone in the UK who goes online. Known as the Investigatory Powers Bill, if it becomes law next year it will enable the security services to conduct a wide range of activities - including seeing the names of every website people have visited, and the power to hack devices and run operations to capture large amounts of data as it transits the … [Read more...] about Theresa May unveils UK surveillance measures in wake of Snowden claims
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#FuturePRoof, a crowdsourced book and community with the bold ambition of asserting the value public relations has, launched today. The book aims to kick start the biggest conversation ever about the future of public relations. It is available as a free download and printed copies are priced £25.99 from Blurb. Edited and curated by public relations consultant and agency owner Sarah Hall, with a foreword from Ketchum’s chief engagement officer Stephen Waddington, the 33-chapter book covers … [Read more...] about #FuturePRoof: “The biggest ever conversation about the future of PR” launches
Back in the very early days of this century, one of the best disruptive services to emerge after the dotcom bubble was Skype, the free software program that lets you make and receive phone calls over the internet for free with other Skype users, and at very low prices compared to the phone companies when calling a landline or mobile phone number at home and abroad. I signed up for Skype in mid 2004 and have been a user ever since. It was instrumental in making it possible to start a podcast … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s ham-fisted Skype communication vs a compelling business rollout
How cars are evolving into 'experience platforms' and not simply mobile devices to get you from A to B is a topic of huge interest to anyone paying attention to the crossroads where the automotive industry, technology innovation and human behaviour intersect. (I was going to say 'collide' but that would hardly make the best metaphor.) Modern cars are now crammed with technology that offer the occupants of those cars environments that are way beyond driving a car in the manner we are … [Read more...] about Car driving evolving into an autonomous car experience
It's the stuff of PR nightmares - a company embroiled in its most significant crisis, one that has wider implications in society at large, with negative press and other opinion wherever you look, watch and listen; and photos (like the one in Saturday's Telegraph, above) presenting a carefree image of its CEO looking like he or she is thinking about anything but the crisis, its effect on stakeholder groups including employees, customers and shareholders, and how to get through it to the other … [Read more...] about TalkTalk: Is it time to RunRun?