All articles by Robert Scammell

Robert Scammell

Hiber nanosatellites to bring internet access to remotest reaches of Earth

Dutch space startup Hiber is set to launch the first of its nanosatellites into orbit today as part of its mission to provide the entire planet with internet access.

Business digital asset spend surpasses traditional deals for first time

Businesses around the world are now spending more on digital and technology assets than on traditional mergers and acquisitions, a comprehensive report by leading global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has found.

GDPR six months on: Is it working? 12 experts weigh in

Sunday marked six months since Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation came into force. Since the 25 May, there have been a number of high-profile data breaches that have reinforced the importance of data protection, for consumer and boardroom alike. Looking back at GDPR six months on, is it having the impact that regulators intended?

Facebook fine appeal isn’t about winning – it’s about sending a message

Facebook yesterday appealed the fine imposed on it by UK data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. But some legal and data experts believe that Facebook’s main goal isn’t to win: it’s to send a message.

Email display name deception: The top 10 brands that could really be scammers

Most of us have received a scam email at some point in our lives. Usually, these are phishing attacks in which scammers will pose as a well-known, reputable brand and try to solicit personal details, credentials or financial transactions from victims.

Margrethe Vestager: “Time is over” for digital world to escape the rules

The European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager has told technology companies that the “time is over” for them to escape rules in the digital world that apply in the offline world.

HSBC data breach: Consumer trust “becoming more fragile”

Cybersecurity experts have reacted to the recent HSBC data breach, warning that consumer trust is “becoming more fragile”.

More than half of UK consumers are ready for biometric payment cards

More than half of UK consumers are ready to pay for items using biometric payment cards, according to research by digital security provider Gemalto.

Half of UK businesses lack an AI strategy, warns Microsoft report

UK businesses are underprepared for the disruptive impact of AI and are at risk of being left behind by overseas competition, according to a major report by Microsoft.

Radisson Hotel hack shows vulnerability of hospitality industry

Radisson Hotel Group has confirmed a data breach that exposed the personal details of “small percentage” of its Radisson Reward member’s scheme.