Month: October 2013

What does privacy mean in a connected world?

Originally published in Battle of Ideas. Zunftsaal, Blue Monkey, Zunfthaus zur Schneidern. Stüssihofstatt 3 – 8001 Zürich, Switzerland From Google and Facebook to government surveillance, our data is being mined behind our backs. But should we be surprised? When the product is free, we should realize we (in the form our data) are the product. […]

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Infrastructure and investment: have we lost our nerve?

Originally published in Battle of Ideas. With HM Treasury having recently set up a new body to oversee £350bn of infrastructure investment, are we about to see an explosion of large projects around the UK? Or can we expect large-scale infrastructure projects to be used as political footballs and kicked into touch by a government […]

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