Dame Wendy joins the “Inspiring Fifty”

Web Science Trust Managing Director, Professor Dame Wendy Hall has been named one of the top most inspirational women in European technology by the Inspiring Fifty programme. Recognising Dame Wendy’s prominent global role in the development of the Semantic Web, and the academic discipline of Web Science (which celebrates it’s 10th anniversary this …

WSTnet well represented in Reuters Top 100 most innovative

Reuters set out to find and rank the world’s top 100 innovative universities empirically, building a methodology that employs 10 different metrics. The criteria focused on academic papers, which indicate basic research performed at a university, and patent filings, which point to an institution’s interest in protecting and commercialising its …

US House passes Bill to end domestic NSA bulk data collection

The US House of Representatives has voted 338 for and 88 against ending the NSA’s dragnet collection of telephone, email, and other online data from millions of Americans, a controversial program that was revealed in 2013 by former security contractor Edward Snowden. The USA Freedom Act is seen as a …

Government has failed to provide guidelines on use of biometric data, warn MPs

The government has failed to properly legislate for the increasing use of biometric data, leading to oversights and gaps in how it is managed, MPs have warned. The Science and Technology Committee has voiced concerns about how information is collected, stored and used in its ‘Current and future uses of …