Society Article Archive

  • Detective Superintendent Andrew Gould, the National Cybercrime Programme Lead and former head of the Met’s Cybercrime Unit, talks about the threat landscape and what the police are doing to combat it.
  • Professor Mike Smith explains how and why he created his own species of blockchain to ensure children’s mental health records are kept safe and trustworthy.
  • Researcher and ISSG member Wendy Goucher MBCS provides a timely reminder that even during the daily commute your data may not be safe from prying eyes.
  • Starting with Satoshi’s famous essay, Anthony G. Parker MBCS explores what blockchain and cryptocurrencies may mean for the future of money and wealth.
  • Christopher Curry was co-founder of Acorn Computers, which was probably most famous for creating the BBC Micro. Curry also managed to develop GIS, a system for cashless money, and created an ID card with medical history, called Bluefish.
  • Paul Jagger FBCS asks: whatever happened to virtual reality learning platforms, and is a second life being given to Second Life?
  • Chen Mao Davies has experience at the confluence of many strands relevant to BCS: she has a PhD in computer graphics; she is a tech-entrepreneur; and her developing business is one with a demonstrable social benefit.
  • Adam Simmonds, Cloud and Identity Architect from Coventry City Council, explores the diverse approaches of smart cities across a variety of international cities, reminding us that becoming a smart city is a journey, not a status.
  • Justin Richards MBCS interviews 2019’s Turing Lecture speaker, Krishna Gummadi, from the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, in Germany.
  • Long-term writer of the BCS Future Tech blog, Chris Yapp, is stepping down. Here we present his final blog, plus some highlights from the fantastic blogs he has produced for us. His insight will be sorely missed.