GDPR, the implementation of stricter data regulations, draws closer at a time when numerous automated decisions are being made that impact on people’s lives, with algorithms determining everything from dating partners to credit scores (sometimes without our knowledge).
We’ve all heard the terrifying statistics around workforce automation and how our jobs are at risk of being taken over by robots and algorithms. In fact, already, we see it happening with ATMs, self-checkout counters and online gambling.
An updated Google algorithm, dubbed Freddie Krueger in response to its nightmarish nature, has continued the search engine’s conquest to penalise revenue before experience.
With the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) fast approaching, Eddie Thorn, director of capital markets at software quality assurance specialist SQS, discusses what firms need to be doing ahead of the impending July deadline.
With billions of dollars at his disposal and the latest technology at his fingertips, it’s surprising that Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, lives in a mansion devoid of smart home automation. But this may soon change with the expansion of UK app Alfred – named after the superhero’s butler.
If you're not up to speed in terms of cyber security or social media, then this story may just persuade you to get to grips with both.
Some ten months after its last update, Google has lifted the lid on its latest algorithm – with changes expected to be noticed over a very slow period.
Whether you like it or not, a lot of what we do in the online world is uncomfortably linked with how Google decides to structure things. As such, paying attention to its updates is key to ensure you aren’t stung.
There are many reasons to start a business. Inspiration, aspiration, or just to make enough money to live on. But the founder of AskHerFriends.com wanted to help other men keep their girlfriends.
The recipe for Coca-Cola is often cited as 'the world's most valuable trade secret'. That may still be the case, but the secret algorithm behind Google's search engines must be a close runner-up. So when Germany's Justice Minster recently called for the algorithm to be disclosed to him, it was enough to make a global giant like Google miss a step.
The announcement of Google Hummingbird, the latest addition to the Google menagerie, caused panic for webmasters everywhere. However, when it was revealed that Google’s Hummingbird – the biggest change to Google’s core algorithm in twelve years – had been in operation for almost two months, this seemed to quash any SEO-related hysteria.