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  • Protecting data

    Protecting data

    The European Union’s new data privacy law, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), comes into effect on May 25 and brings with it several new challenges to businesses big and small. From a consumer perspective, the situation is...

  • Vietnam jails Facebook user for posts seen as anti-state propaganda

    Vietnam jails Facebook user for posts seen as anti-state propaganda

    Vietnam has jailed a Facebook user for four-and-a-half years over posts that "distorted" the political situation in the Southeast Asian country, a branch of the ruling Communist Party said. Despite sweeping economic reform and increasing openness...

  • Twitter tells users to change passwords after bug

    Twitter tells users to change passwords after bug

    Twitter has advised its users to change their passwords. The social media network said a bug had caused "unmasked" passwords to be stored internally. It added that there was "no indication" that the details had been misused but warned users to...

  • CryptoFriends partners with Malta Blockchain Summit

    CryptoFriends partners with Malta Blockchain Summit

    The inaugural edition of the Malta Blockchain Summit promises to be a seminal event on the blockchain and DLT calendar, and it has just received a boost with a newly-minted partnership with CryptoFriends. With an established track record with...

  • Beneficial to business and consumer

    Beneficial to business and consumer

    Due to the Europe Union’s new data privacy law, customer engagement and cybersecurity are about to get a major update. On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect and many organisations are wondering: how...

  • Why the distribution industry is better off with cloud ERP

    Why the distribution industry is better off with cloud ERP

    As a sole collection point for all an organisation’s data from multiple sources, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution acts as a single source of truth – eliminating data duplication, enhancing data integrity, and enabling users to drive...

  • Increased opportunities for students

    Increased opportunities for students

    During a press conference, the Institute of Digital Games of the University of Malta and Maltco Lotteries presented the two projects which were completed and made possible due to a Maltco research sponsorship of €20,000, this to promote research...

  • Blockchain bonus

    Blockchain bonus

    Unless you have been in hibernation or stranded on some tropical island for the last few years, the chances are that you have probably heard of a little something called the blockchain. Already, blockchain technology is being implemented by some...

  • Risky business

    Risky business

    Accidental data leaks by employees are now a primary security weak point. A recent study carried out by Cisco with employees and IT professionals, so as to understand the challenge that increasingly mobile businesses face in protecting sensitive...

  • Defining public key encryption

    Defining public key encryption

    Cryptography is the practice and study of methods that convert data into an unintelligible form and vice-versa. It is the science, and associated technologies, of storing, or transmitting, data in a form that only those for whom it is intended can...

  • A world without lawyers?

    A world without lawyers?

    The term ‘smart contracts’ has come to the fore very recently and is often used in many discussions relating to blockchain. It may therefore be surprising to know that the term has been coined over two decades ago by computer scientist Nick...

  • Tax disruption

    Tax disruption

    As a digital permanent record, will blockchain signal the end of traditional filing of tax returns in the future? One can only predict, but it is definitive that the possibilities blockchain can offer for businesses and our industry are endless.

  • Innovation and value

    Innovation and value

    BetterBetting has provided financial security with peer-to-peer betting by using blockchain technology. Expanding access to more jurisdictions by offering a larger, global betting liquidity pool provides a revolutionary counter to the traditional...

  • Putting Malta on the geospatial map

    Putting Malta on the geospatial map

    Ordnance Survey (OS) was the first national mapping agency in the world to digitise its geospatial database, and it’s using this experience to develop the first geospatial data model for Malta. The project, known as MaltaMap, is part of a desire...

  • Artificial Intelligence event by Valletta.AI

    Artificial Intelligence event by Valletta.AI

    Valletta.AI is the local chapter of City.AI, an international non-profit knowledge-sharing community that aims to divulge knowledge and information in the area of Artificial Intelligence. The next gathering will be on the May 2 at 6:30pm at the...

  • Sigma updates

    AXL Affiliates Acquires NewFreeSpinsCasino.com AXL Affiliates, the EU-based leading iGaming company, continues to thrive with its recent acquisition of NewFreeSpinsCasino.com. Established in 2006, AXL hosts a vast network of iGaming affiliate...

  • Russian court bans access to Telegram messenger

    Russian court bans access to Telegram messenger

    A Russian court on Friday ordered that access to the Telegram messenger service should be blocked in Russia, Russian news agencies reported, heralding communication disruption for scores of users - including government officials. The decision came...

  • Singapore to test facial recognition on lampposts, stoking privacy fears

    Singapore to test facial recognition on lampposts, stoking privacy fears

    In the not too distant future, surveillance cameras sitting over 100,000 lampposts in Singapore could help authorities pick out and recognise faces in crowds across the island-state. The plan to install the cameras, which will be linked to facial...

  • 'Urban mining' in S.Korea pulls rare battery materials from recycled tech

    'Urban mining' in S.Korea pulls rare battery materials from recycled tech

    Workers at a rural South Korean factory are busy extracting some of the world's most coveted metals, used in the batteries that power electric cars. But they're not digging in the ground or refining ore. Instead, they are sorting through a pile of...

  • New laser technology to help research into whales and dolphins

    New laser technology to help research into whales and dolphins

    New laser technology is to be used to for "pioneering research" into whales and dolphins living off of Scotland's west coast. Scientists will use photogrammetry equipment to help collect vital new information to assess the overall health of the...