Waive data charges on education websites during lockdown, says BCS
Educational websites should be exempt from mobile data charges to help the poorest families, according to BCS. Key sites used by schools and parents, for example, Purple Mash and Classcharts, should not incur any mobile charges in lockdown, according to BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. James Woodward reports.
Disinformation kills. Now what are we going to do about it?
Dr Alexi Drew, Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Policy Institute at King’s College, London advises BCS on policy and cyber security. In this opinion piece she writes that now is the time to have a grown up conversation about the sometimes destructive power of the internet.
Bolshy, brassy, bossy... redefining confidence in IT
There are words that are used to characterise confident people who don’t fit into the mainstream view of the status quo. Suzanne Doyle-Morris PhD looks at what confidence should really look like - and compares it with the usefulness of impostor syndrome and what we should expect in terms of competence.
What we learned in 2020: How COVID-19 changed the future
Naveen Madhavan PhD MBCS, Senior Product Specialist (Pathology) at the NHS Wales Informatics Service, assesses how COVID-19 has changed our perceptions of the workplace and explores the likely lasting influence for the virus on digital transformation.
Why collaboration makes cybersecurity stronger
10 cybersecurity trends for 2021