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Review: A Whisper of Horses

Title: A Whisper of Horses
Author: Zillah Bethell
Series: – –
Genre: MG Dystopia
Length: Novel
Available: 11th Aug

A gorgeously lyrical journey of discovery across a reimagined Great Britain.

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single sign-on and data sharing

I haven’t seen my old colleague Stefan Brands for a while, but most days I’ll find myself thinking of or mentioning his work – particularly given some of the naivety and poor thinking that still seems to be doing the rounds when it comes to “ 316 more words

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the future shape(s) of the public sector?

The Institute for Government produced a report in 2014, the shape of the Civil Service: remaking the grade.  It looked at the breakdown of the civil service by salary grade and included this interesting visualisation: 1,416 more words

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Hype, Blockchain – and some Inconvenient Truths

For all the froth and hype about blockchain, you’d think it was going to bring about world peace, and simultaneously solve every problem known to mankind. 1,364 more words

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the problem with "data sharing"

The consultation closed recently on the “Better use of data in government” proposals. It has been some two years in the making and yet seems to be a superficial retread of many of the ideas repeatedly surfaced by civil servants to previous administrations – Transformational Government (2005), the Identity Card Act (2006), and the Coroners and Justice Bill (2008) amongst them. 1,957 more words

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King Canute, diffusion and the Investigatory Powers Bill

We can all learn something from King Canute. At least he had the humility to know, contrary to popular misconception, that he could not hold back the waves. 619 more words

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security, privacy and the Internet of Things

I had the pleasure recently of opening a Cambridge Union Society debate on the topic of “This House Fears The Large Scale Collection Of Personal Data… 1,353 more words

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