US Tracks Journalists, Chelsea Manning Goes to Prison, and More Security News This Week

US Tracks Journalists, Chelsea Manning Goes to Prison, and More Security News This Week

HERIKA MARTINEZ/Getty ImagesThe RSA Conference, one of the biggest cybersecurity events of the year, took place in San Francisco this past week. Researchers demonstrated lots of new reasons to freak out about your data security, but they also highlighted new techniques for staying safe. There’s the clever new tool that can protect Macs using Apple’s…

How the Accenture Luminaries Program Helped a Toy Producer Unlock Development Ideas – SPONSOR CONTENT FROM ACCENTURE INNOVATION

How the Accenture Luminaries Program Helped a Toy Producer Unlock Development Ideas – SPONSOR CONTENT FROM ACCENTURE INNOVATION

Sanjay Sarma, Vice President for Open Learning at MIT and co-founder of the Auto-ID Center at MIT There was a level of expectation in the room at the Accenture Innovation Hub in Boston when the CIO and senior leadership of a major toy manufacturer, together with its Accenture team, gathered for a workshop to explore…

Urban unicorn renewal

Urban unicorn renewal

Three cities, three dead urban unicorn renewal projects. In just the past few days, we’ve had Foxconn renege on Wisconsin, Amazon renege on NYC and GE renege on Boston. Each followed the Anna Karenina principle that every unhappy economic development deal is unhappy in its own way: for Foxconn, it was trade tariffs and slowing…

12 Tips For Building An Effective Podcast

12 Tips For Building An Effective Podcast

A few weeks ago, I shared 11 podcasts we learned from in 2018. To continue the conversation, I asked a few of the podcasters featured to share their strategies on creating and promoting their content. To measure success, many podcasters, including WaitWhat (the team behind Masters of Scale), follow two key metrics: velocity of downloads…

Trump’s a racist conman– which’s the brand name America bought|Gary Younge

Trump’s a racist conman– which’s the brand name America bought|Gary Younge

Shortly before November’s midterm elections I interviewed a Donald Trump supporter, coming out of a debate between three local candidates in a congressional race, asking how she felt about the president’s attitude to women. “I need to see the facts and the actual documentation,” she said. “I can’t just do all this hearsay.” “What about…

Don’t censor drill music, listen to what it’s trying to inform us|Ciaran Thapar

Don’t censor drill music, listen to what it’s trying to inform us|Ciaran Thapar

A couple of months ago I was standing in Koko, a music venue in north-west London, watching drill rappers Skengdo and AM’s headline show. In it, they announced a minute’s silence “for the brothers who couldn’t make it”. It was powerful, because it forced everyone in the overwhelmingly teenage audience (yes, I felt old) to…