What do small medium businesses have to fear from WannaCry and the Vault 7 leaks?

 

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The availability of anti-privacy tools can lead to copycat attacks

Read my latest piece on www.v3.co.uk in full below or the original here.

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When The Waters Come: Could Hurricane Harvey happen here?

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The devastation caused in Texas and Louisiana by Hurricane Harvey may be the first in a series of increasingly terrifying events affecting coastal communities, from Mumbai to Margate, argues Mark Piesing.

For this piece, I interview Jeff Goodell, environment journalist and contributing editor to Rolling Stone, about his new book When The Waters Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World.  I also talk to Mark Maslin, professor of climatology at UCL, to discover why the dream of retiring to live by the coast in the UK might be over.

Read my latest double page spread in the award winning – and profitable! –  i paper in full below or the original here.  #longread.

 

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Destiny of the Species: Are animals adapting better to climate change than we think?

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Parakeets like this one in St James’s Park in London could face being culled (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

There is little doubt that our climate is changing, but what if the effects on the world’s plants and animals won’t be as bad as we think?

Earlier in the summer, I had the chance to pop up to the Vale of York to see the evidence for myself in Prof Chris D.Thomas’s out door laboratory.

Read the results of my visit to Yorkshire in my latest double page spread in the award winning i paper in full below or the original here. #longread. It also appeared in The Yorkshire Post here.

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Richard Charkin: ‘We’ve Allowed Our Industry To Become Over-Complicated’

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‘We cling on to the idea that the UK is so different from all the other countries.’ And change, says Bloomsbury’s Richard Charkin, is a new constant.

Check out my interview with Richard Charkin, Executive Director of Bloomsbury Publishing, publisher of Harry Potter, for the New York based Publishing Perspectives in full below or the original here.

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Can South America’s first ever airship help unlock the Amazon?

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The vast jungle interior of Brazil is a difficult place to reach – there are few roads, and travelling by river is very slow. Could airships be the key to supplying remote Amazonian outposts?

Check out my exclusive story for BBC Future in full below or by following this link to the original.

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Gojimo’s George Burgess: On Startups, Sales, and Scale

 

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George Burgess appeared to have cracked the secret of a successful start-up. Then in a move that caught many observers off-guard, he sold his business to The Telegraph Media Group. We wanted to know what happened.

Check out George’s “astonishingly frank” interview with me for the New York based Publishing Perspectives in full below, or click here for the original.

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