An end to end-to-end encryption?

This week the European politicians sought to outlaw the practice of technology companies having backdoors to encrypted private data. Such a move is undoubtedly the best way to ensure the protection of sensitive data, but is considered controversial as it provides a channel for potential terrorists to communicate without the means for security agencies to…

World IBD Day – Mobile Making an Impact

  I’m turning the blog Purple today to mark World IBD Day. Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis are conditions collectively known at Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Both result in symptoms that untreated can have a real impact on the patient’s quality of life. Medical and surgical treatments can make a significant impact on the condition but…

Smartphones key in the fight against Ebola virus

Whilst much of the UK’s National Health Service has spent the weekend grappling with a computer virus which made front page headlines worldwide, another much more serious virus was causing far more concern at the World Health Organization.  Unlike the WannaCry ransomware attack, this virus is already a household name: Ebola.   A new outbreak…