• The latest Snowden leaks perfectly illustrate the risks of reading too much into leaked documents
  • Willard Foxton
The latest leaks from the documents that Edward Snowden stole seem shocking. GCHQ has been spying on us through our webcams. It's the closest we've seen to the "Big Brother" nightmare that Snowden warned us of in his Christmas message – and at least Big Brother didn't make the citizens of Ingsoc buy the very cameras they were watched with.
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  • Fifty million quid on beautifying 'Silicon roundabout'? That's our money you're throwing away, Dave
  • Willard Foxton
I spent six months this year on the management team of a tech finance startup. In that time, I heard local entrepreneurs ask for plenty of things from government ministers: a relaxation of our arcane visa rules (to enable them to employ talented developers from overseas) and a cut in National Insurance contributions (the biggest cost on small, growing businesses is the wage bill) were by far the most common.
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  • Ransomware: the virus stalking Tech City
  • Willard Foxton
The inhabitants of Tech City like to think of themselves as at the cutting edge of technology, and that's true of the parasites who prey on them as well. In the last couple of weeks, several prominent Silicon Roundabout firms have been struck by a virus.
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  • If Mark Zuckerberg were British…
  • Alexis Dormandy
In case anyone hadn’t spotted it by now, culture is the vital element in the success or failure of everything: from our sports teams, to our businesses, to our country as a whole. A bad culture is blamed for our failures, but is frequently overlooked as part of success. Yesterday saw it come to the fore again – in the form of Bob Diamond exposing the negatives of banking culture at the Treasury Select Committee, and across the city, David Cameron enthusing us at the launch of another tech start-up initiative telling us “we have it in us to rebalance our economy, to be a more entrepreneurial nation”. Do we?
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  • Supporting Creative Entrepreneurship in East London and Beyond
Our aim is to make London the best place in the World to imagine, start and grow a business by providing a range of support for East London’s booming technology hub.
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  • Spreading the Tech City word in the States
  • Tech City UK
In case anyone hadn’t spotted it by now, culture is the vital element in the success or failure of everything: from our sports teams, to our businesses, to our country as a whole. A bad culture is blamed for our failures, but is frequently overlooked as part of success. Yesterday saw it come to the fore again – in the form of Bob Diamond exposing the negatives of banking culture at the Treasury Select Committee, and across the city, David Cameron enthusing us at the launch of another tech start-up initiative telling us “we have it in us to rebalance our economy, to be a more entrepreneurial nation”. Do we?
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