Monday, 30 June 2014

Social media and real time analytics

Having responded to the UK parliamentary select committee on Science and Technology inquiry into social media data and real time analytics, I was pleasantly surprised to be invited to give oral evidence in a session a few days back.

The video on Parliament TV is two hours, but the transcript is perhaps more readily digestible!

Witnesses
  • Professor Derek McAuley, Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, Professor David De Roure, Director, Economic and Social Research Council, and Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Web Science Trust
  • Professor Liesbet van Zoonen, Loughborough University, Professor David Robertson, UK Computing Research Committee, Dr Mathieu d'Aquin, The Open University, and Emma Carr, Big Brother Watch

Thursday, 5 June 2014

How Cell Phones Reveal Your Location


Many of us use Location Services & GPS on smartphones but mobile phone companies have been able to track us for a long time. More from Computerphile..