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    Mobile Africa

    By Dr Leslie Budd, Michael Joseph

    Michael Joseph, Managing Director of Mobile Money at Vodafone, discusses how mobile phone technology is contributing to major developments in Africa.

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    13 Feb 2013

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    Michael Joseph, Managing Director of Mobile Money at Vodafone, discusses how mobile phone technology is contributing to major developments in Africa.
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    01 Nov 2012

  • Watching the watchmen: CRISP researches the surveillance societies

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Nov 2012
    Introducing CRISP - research into how surveillance and privacy shapes society.
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    Secret or sharing? Play our Privacy Game

    What information are you happy to share - and what will you keep to yourself? Our privacy game gives you the chance to gamble with data - safely...

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    31 Oct 2012

  • Secret or sharing? Play our Privacy Game

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    What information are you happy to share - and what will you keep to yourself? Our privacy game gives you the chance to gamble with data - safely...
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    Nationality online

    By Ray Corrigan, Evgeny Morozov

    Evgeny Morozov of Foreign Policy and The Open University's Ray Corrigan praise the chances and weigh the challenges offered as nationality moves online.

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    10 mins

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    Updated on:

    01 Jan 2012

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    Evgeny Morozov of Foreign Policy and The Open University's Ray Corrigan praise the chances and weigh the challenges offered as nationality moves online.
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    08 Dec 2011

  • Jargonbuster

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    An A to Z of IT and Internet terminology
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    Happy birthday Linux!

    By Andrew Smith

    As the 20th anniversary of the Linux approaches, the OU's Andrew Smith looks at how the operating system has very much come of age.

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    22 Aug 2011

  • Happy birthday Linux!

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    As the 20th anniversary of the Linux approaches, the OU's Andrew Smith looks at how the operating system has very much come of age.
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    Riot mapping and social media

    By Dr Tony Hirst

    The recent riots have shown that verifying sources can be a tricky job. The OU's Tony Hirst asks how can we make effective use of social media as a reliable news channel?

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    10 Aug 2011

  • Riot mapping and social media

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    The recent riots have shown that verifying sources can be a tricky job. The OU's Tony Hirst asks how can we make effective use of social media as a reliable...
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    Helping machines translate: An interview with Dr Bill Byrne

    By Gareth Mitchell, Dr Bill Byrne

    Translating isn't easy for machines - but the FAUST project is using the community to try and help them get better at it. Bill Byrne explains how.

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    26 Jul 2011

  • Helping machines translate: An interview with Dr Bill Byrne

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 26 Jul 2011
    Translating isn't easy for machines - but the FAUST project is using the community to try and help them get better at it. Bill Byrne explains how.
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    Mike Lynch on spotting transformative technology

    By Mike Lynch, Dr Matthew Hinton

    Mike Lynch uses an example from the legal system to explain how to spot the technology that can change your business.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Jul 2011

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    Mike Lynch uses an example from the legal system to explain how to spot the technology that can change your business.
  • Friendship on- and off-line: Facebook in Trinidad

    By Professor Laurie Taylor, Professor David Wall, Professor Daniel Miller

    Daniel Miller's study of  how Facebook is used in Trinidad raises many questions about whether it can be a community - and about privacy.

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    15 mins

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    20 Apr 2011

  • Friendship on- and off-line: Facebook in Trinidad

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 20 Apr 2011
    Daniel Miller's study of  how Facebook is used in Trinidad raises many questions about whether it can be a community - and about privacy.
  • Privacy in a connected world

    By Gareth Mitchell, Professor Jeff Jarvis, Andrew Keen

    Unless you live in a cave, your privacy will be affected by digital technology. Jeff Jarvis and Andrew Keen agree on this; the question is how far it's good news...

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    19 Apr 2011

  • Privacy in a connected world

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    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 19 Apr 2011
    Unless you live in a cave, your privacy will be affected by digital technology. Jeff Jarvis and Andrew Keen agree on this; the question is how far it's good...
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    Mapping Live Shipping Data Around the Isle of Wight

    By Dr Tony Hirst

    Tony Hirst explains how a Twitter tweet led him to discover a map of real-time shipping on the Solent.

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    5 mins

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    Updated on:

    22 Mar 2011

  • Mapping Live Shipping Data Around the Isle of Wight

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    Tony Hirst explains how a Twitter tweet led him to discover a map of real-time shipping on the Solent.
  • Dawn of the digital census

    By Dr Evelyn Ruppert

    With online returns for the UK's 2011 census opening tomorrow, Dr Ruppert, research fellow with the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-cultural Change (CRESC), explores the impact of the web on the census

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    Updated on:

    03 Mar 2011

  • Dawn of the digital census

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Mar 2011
    With online returns for the UK's 2011 census opening tomorrow, Dr Ruppert, research fellow with the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-cultural Change (CRESC)...
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    Campus Party Brasil 2011: The interviews

    By Click on BBC World Service

    Digital Planet went to the 2011 Campus Party Brasil, and took the chance to listen to some provocative thinkers and their views on openness.

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    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2011

  • Campus Party Brasil 2011: The interviews

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2011
    Digital Planet went to the 2011 Campus Party Brasil, and took the chance to listen to some provocative thinkers and their views on openness.
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    Campus Party Brasil 2011: The keynote

    By Al Gore

    The planet faces numerous challenges in the coming years. Al Gore believes the ideas of individuals and the empowerment of the internet may yet have the solutions, as he tells delegates to Campus Party Brasil 2011.

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    08 Feb 2011

  • Campus Party Brasil 2011: The keynote

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Feb 2011
    By Al Gore
    The planet faces numerous challenges in the coming years. Al Gore believes the ideas of individuals and the empowerment of the internet may yet have the...
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    Open platforms make things simple

    By Gareth Mitchell, Thiago Rocha Camargo

    Although Skype might look like an open platform, there's still much to be done before a truly open communications system can link us all together.Thiago is working on a solution - Jinglenodes.

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    08 Feb 2011

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2011
    Although Skype might look like an open platform, there's still much to be done before a truly open communications system can link us all together.Thiago is...
  • Tim Berners-Lee on... net neutrality

    By Tim Berners-Lee

    For the internet to work in everybody's interests, it shouldn't be allowed to favour anyone's interests.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2011

  • Tim Berners-Lee on... net neutrality

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2011
    For the internet to work in everybody's interests, it shouldn't be allowed to favour anyone's interests.
  • Tim Berners-Lee on... opening up data

    By Tim Berners-Lee

    It might be hard to quantify the cash value of opening data - but the same was true of the early days of the world-wide web.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2011

  • Tim Berners-Lee on... opening up data

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2011
    It might be hard to quantify the cash value of opening data - but the same was true of the early days of the world-wide web.
  • Tim Berners-Lee on... Wikileaks

    By Tim Berners-Lee

    The value in Wikileaks, believes Tim Berners-Lee, is in the method of publishing and sharing data.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2011

  • Tim Berners-Lee on... Wikileaks

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2011
    The value in Wikileaks, believes Tim Berners-Lee, is in the method of publishing and sharing data.
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    Tim Berners-Lee on... why open data is important

    By Tim Berners-Lee

    At the moment, the opening of data might seem like a nice gesture. Tim Berners-Lee explains why it's much more significant than that.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2011

  • Tim Berners-Lee on... why open data is important

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2011
    At the moment, the opening of data might seem like a nice gesture. Tim Berners-Lee explains why it's much more significant than that.
  • Free as in freedom, not as in price

    By Jon "Maddog" Hall, Gareth Mitchell

    Linux champion Jon "Maddog" Hall loves the exchange of ideas - and the pace - of Campus Party. He tells Gareth Mitchell why 'free' is so important.

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    08 Feb 2011

  • Free as in freedom, not as in price

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2011
    Linux champion Jon "Maddog" Hall loves the exchange of ideas - and the pace - of Campus Party. He tells Gareth Mitchell why 'free' is so important.
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    A tour of Campus Party Brasil 2011

    By Ben Hammersley, Gareth Mitchell

    What brings a group of digital dignitaries and electronic activists together? Ben Hammersely shows Digital Planet's Gareth Mitchell round Campus Party Brasil.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2011

  • A tour of Campus Party Brasil 2011

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    A tour of Campus Party Brasil 2011 Creative commons image Icon Alex Dunne under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2011
    What brings a group of digital dignitaries and electronic activists together? Ben Hammersely shows Digital Planet's Gareth Mitchell round Campus Party Brasil.
  • From PCs to iPads: What makes an Open Platform?

    By Dr Tony Hirst

    It might sound like a schoolyard riddle: when is an open platform not an open platform? But it can be far from funny when millions of pounds hang on the answer.

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    10 mins

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    Updated on:

    03 Feb 2011

  • From PCs to iPads: What makes an Open Platform?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Feb 2011
    It might sound like a schoolyard riddle: when is an open platform not an open platform? But it can be far from funny when millions of pounds hang on the...
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    A potted history of Linux

    By The OpenLearn team

    An open operating system that actively encourages a community to make it better? However did that happen?

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Feb 2011

  • A potted history of Linux

    A potted history of Linux Creative commons image Icon Laserguided under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
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    An open operating system that actively encourages a community to make it better? However did that happen?
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    Source of denial

    By Dr Tony Hirst

    Following the recent spates of denial of service attacks by hackers supporting Wikileaks, Tony Hirst offers some insight into what's involved

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Dec 2010

  • Source of denial

    Source of denial Creative commons image Icon By Kryptyk via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Dec 2010
    Following the recent spates of denial of service attacks by hackers supporting Wikileaks, Tony Hirst offers some insight into what's involved

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    The birth of commercial spam, and the customer services stars you probably don't even notice. Free learning from across the day.

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    The birth of commercial spam, and the customer services stars you probably don't even notice. Free learning from across the day.
  • OpenLearn Live: 8th April 2016

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    The attempt to drag cassette tapes into the late 20th Century that unspooled. Then more free learning through the day.

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    The Chinese State is tightening rules on how foreign organisations reach its citizens online. Oiwan Lam explains.
  • OpenLearn Live: 6th April 2016

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    When Microsoft tried to take on the iPod. Twice. And how Beethoven wrote music he couldn't hear. Free learning from across the day.

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    When Microsoft tried to take on the iPod. Twice. And how Beethoven wrote music he couldn't hear. Free learning from across the day.
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    Rupert Murdoch's attempt to create an old-style, brand-new newspaper. Then more free learning across the day.

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    Rupert Murdoch's attempt to create an old-style, brand-new newspaper. Then more free learning across the day.
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    Making sense of the Panama Papers; and the handheld device that changed the way we live - although not straight away. Free learning from across the day.

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    Representing and manipulating data in computers

    Computers are all around us in cars kitchen scales digital cameras etc But how do they store the data they hold This free course Representing and manipulating data in computers will help you to understand how the data in a computer represents something in the outside world You will also explore how ASCII code and Unicode are used to control data

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    Computers are all around us: in cars, kitchen scales, digital cameras, etc. But...
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    Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability

    This free course Systems thinking Understanding sustainability introduces ways in which systems thinking can help support processes of decision making among stakeholders with different often contrasting perspectives on sustainable development in order to generate purposeful action to improve situations of change and uncertainty You will be encouraged to engage with the concept of sustainable development and discover and contextualise your own sustainable development beliefs and values

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    Key skill assessment unit: Information technology

    Skills in information technology IT cover a broad range from using software packages effectively to developing a critical understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of IT solutions Developing your IT skills means planning your work practising your skills seeking feedback from others and reviewing your approach In this free course Key skill assessment Information technology you will learn to use and adapt your skills effectively and confidently in different situations and contexts

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    Skills in information technology (IT) cover a broad range, from using software...
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    Network security

    Encryption of files and firewalls are just some of the security measures that can be used in security This free course Network security which assumes you have a substantial knowledge of computing helps to explain the intricacies of the continually changing area of network security by studying the main issues involved in achieving a reasonable degree of resilience against attacks

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    Encryption of files and firewalls are just some of the security measures that can...
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    An introduction to software development

    Software development is the practice of organising the design and construction of software the beating heart of much technology fundamental to our personal and professional life This free introductory course An introduction to software development discusses the engineering nature of software development its challenges and some fundamental practices which have developed to meet them Software development is a fastmoving discipline and as a software development professional you must be able to track its leading edge The course also teaches you some fundamental skills to help you interact with the growing published academic and professional literature on the subject

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    Distributed paradigms

    This free course Distributed paradigms looks at some of the architectural and programming paradigms used in distributed system development You will learn about synchronous and asynchronous message passing distributed objects technology and eventbased bus architecture before finally moving on to tuple architecture

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    Key skill assessment unit: Information literacy

    As the volume of information grows in databases libraries and on the internet information literacy skills are key to being able to find and manage information effectively in a complex society Information literacy is about recognising when information is needed and locating critically evaluating using and presenting the information to suit a specific purpose These skills are increasingly in demand by individuals and employers alike In this free course Key skill assessment unit Information literacy you will learn to use and adapt your skill confidently and effectively in different situations and contexts

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  • OpenLearn Live: 7th March 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    A week in Dundee starts with the city churches; remembering the father of email.  Free learning from across the day.

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    A week in Dundee starts with the city churches; remembering the father of email.  Free learning from across the day.
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    Supercomputing never went away - it just got more and more super; and 100 years of Dada. Then more free learning across the day.

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    Supercomputing never went away - it just got more and more super; and 100 years of Dada. Then more free learning across the day.
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    The database development life cycle

    No idea how relational database systems are constructed Did you know that they underpin the majority of the managed data storage in computer systems This free course The database development life cycle has been designed to give you an overview of the developmental lifecycle for a database system explaining the importance of data analysis and highlighting how database development differs from traditional software development

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    An introduction to data and information

    Ever wondered how a computer processes data into information This free course An introduction to data and information will help you to understand the distinction between the two and examines how a computerbased society impacts on daily life You will learn what computers can do with data to produce information and how computers can be used to work with data and search for it control machines and support commercial operations

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  • How can Wikipedia Activism restore diversity to science?

    By Hilda Bastian

    Using Wikipedia to celebrate the achievements of the many scientists who aren't white men can help restore a sense of balance to science, says Hilda Bastian.

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    17 Feb 2016

  • How can Wikipedia Activism restore diversity to science?

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    Using Wikipedia to celebrate the achievements of the many scientists who aren't white men can help restore a sense of balance to science, says Hilda Bastian.
  • What are the security risks of living in a Smart City?

    By Professor Brian Nussbaum

    The internet of things brings numerous advantages as our towns and cities become smarter - but there are also security risks. Brian Nussbaum is reassured that we're already talking about the potential downsides.

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    17 Feb 2016

  • What are the security risks of living in a Smart City?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Feb 2016
    The internet of things brings numerous advantages as our towns and cities become smarter - but there are also security risks. Brian Nussbaum is reassured...
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    10 things from 2006 that didn't have the staying power of OpenLearn

    By The OpenLearn team

    In October 2016, OpenLearn will turn 10. To get the celebrations started, we look back at 10 trends from 2006 that didn't quite make it to 2016...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Feb 2016

  • 10 things from 2006 that didn't have the staying power of OpenLearn

    10 things from 2006 that didn't have the staying power of OpenLearn Creative commons image Icon By The original uploader was Secretlondon at English Wikipedia (Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 1.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Feb 2016
    In October 2016, OpenLearn will turn 10. To get the celebrations started, we look back at 10 trends from 2006 that didn't quite make it to 2016...
  • Eric King and Bill Binney: Some thoughts on their interview

    By Ray Corrigan

    The OU's Ray Corrigan offers his views on the recent interview between Eric King and NSA whistleblower Bill Binney - and what it means from a UK perspective.

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2016

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 20 Jan 2016
    The OU's Ray Corrigan offers his views on the recent interview between Eric King and NSA whistleblower Bill Binney - and what it means from a UK...
  • Some of all human knowledge: Wikipedia at 15

    Wikipedia has grown into the world's go-to source for information. This raises more problems than just a few missing citations...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Jan 2016

  • Some of all human knowledge: Wikipedia at 15

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Jan 2016
    Wikipedia has grown into the world's go-to source for information. This raises more problems than just a few missing citations...
  • OpenLearn Live: 11th January 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Reaction and context following the death of David Bowie - including his influence on the net and financial markets; plus who is entering the public domain in 2016? Free learning across the day.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Jan 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 11th January 2016

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Jan 2016
    Reaction and context following the death of David Bowie - including his influence on the net and financial markets; plus who is entering the public domain in...
  • How can governments ensure their cybersecurity is strong?

    By Professor Brian Nussbaum

    The state government of Michigan has adopted a response to potential digital attacks that provide a useful model, explains Brian Nussbaum.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Jan 2016

  • How can governments ensure their cybersecurity is strong?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jan 2016
    The state government of Michigan has adopted a response to potential digital attacks that provide a useful model, explains Brian Nussbaum.
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    OpenLearn Live: 17th December 2015

    By The OpenLearn team

    The man who waved his arms and invented an internet. Then more free learning through the day.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Dec 2015

  • OpenLearn Live: 17th December 2015

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Dec 2015
    The man who waved his arms and invented an internet. Then more free learning through the day.
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