Andrew Donoghue

<p>"If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism." </p> <p>Hunter S. Thompson </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Andrew Donoghue is a freelance technology and business journalist with over ten years on leading titles such as Computing, SC Magazine, BusinessGreen and ZDNet.co.uk. </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Specialising in sustainable IT and technology in the developing world, he has reported and volunteered on African aid projects, as well as working with charitable organisations such as the UN Foundation and Computer Aid. </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>adonoghue.wordpress.com/ </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>www.greenwashIT.co.uk </p>

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No spat here says US cybersecurity investigator

No spat here says US cybersecurity investigator

In an earlier post, I flagged up the fact that the head of cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just happens to be at the same IT security show in London as someone who appeared to have made negative comments about his department's leadership.I have managed to speak to both parties involved now, and one of them at least claims their relationship is not as antagonistic as it has been reported.

October 29, 2008 by in Tech Industry

UK ID card fuss is only temporary

UK ID card fuss is only temporary

That was the warning from security guru and BT chief security office Bruce Schneier who said that in five years or so, people won't have to worry about ID cards anymore.Not because libertarians will triumph and prevent the technology from being developed, but because ID checks will happen in the background without us even realising.

October 29, 2008 by in Tech Industry

US Homeland Security spat comes to London

US Homeland Security spat comes to London

What are the chances. You get away from Washington for a few days and escape the criticism that your division of Homeland Security has been getting for not doing its job, only to find that one of your main critics is at the same event that you are at in London.

October 28, 2008 by in Tech Industry

RSA: We are spending too much on security

RSA: We are spending too much on security

That was the interesting admission from the chief executive of RSA Security Art Corviello at his company's conference in London today. The show is running for three days and has some interesting names and faces from the international IT security scence including BT's Bruce Schneier, and the Infromation Commissioner Richard Thomas.

October 27, 2008 by in Tech Industry

Are LCDs really greener than CRTs?

Are LCDs really greener than CRTs?

New research this week from the US has shown that levels of a greenhouse gas emitted during the production of LCDs and flat-screen TVs - is actually four times higher than previously thought.Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), discovered that the amount of Nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) in the atmosphere was about 4,200 metric tons, compared with previous estimates of 1,200 tons.

October 24, 2008 by in Tech Industry

Can a monkey save my iPhone?

Can a monkey save my iPhone?

Becoming increasingly frustrated with my iPhone's battery life I am turning to the only thing a man in a fix can count on - a monkey - and not just any monkey - this one is a Power Monkey.Yep, this clever little device - essentially a portable energy store - should give me enough extra juice to keep my blessed iPhone alive after it gives up the ghost after 6 hours of moderate use.

October 2, 2008 by in Tech Industry

Government launches new e-crime unit

Government launches new e-crime unit

Ok, so this is outside of my main area of focus of sustainable and green tech but I do track some security issues too. I was at a meeting last week with Microsoft's security advisor and ex-FBI agent Ed Gibson (speaking at the RSA Security Conference, in London on 27 October) who told us to expect some news about a new e-crime unit and seems he was spot on as a message to that effect has just landed in my in-box.

September 30, 2008 by in Tech Industry

Government releases more details of UK ID Card

Government releases more details of UK ID Card

Not got time to digest this at the moment but here's the information from the government press office on the trial of the ID Card scheme which happened a couple of hours ago:(Home Office) First ID card unveiled by Home Secretary as scheme builds momentumThe first UK Identity Card was unveiled today by the Home Secretary. Building on the Government's commitment to begin issuing the first ID cards to foreign nationals from November 2008, the card's design was revealed for the first time.

September 25, 2008 by in Tech Industry

Cutting down on e-waste and making WEEE work

Cutting down on e-waste and making WEEE work

Just seen this in from IT charity Computer AId which takes old PCs from UK companies and refurbishes them for the developing world.The organisation has launched a petition calling on the government to give the Environment Agency enough funds to be able to police the WEEE supply chain effectively - and fight dumping of e-waste in developing countries.

September 23, 2008 by in Tech Industry

Confessions of an IT Eco-Sinner

Confessions of an IT Eco-Sinner

Just working my way through an excellent book called Confessions of an Eco Sinner by Fred Pearce. The gist of the book is that rather than just come all preachy about the state of the planet - Pearce actually takes the trouble to find out what is really going on.

September 17, 2008 by in Tech Industry

Lib Dems would scrap NHS National IT Programme

Lib Dems would scrap NHS National IT Programme

Just watching the Lib Dem's conference on BBC Parliament and Norman Lamb, Libe Dem's Health spokesman, has just laid into the NHS National Programme for IT. Hardly controversial - but this is the Lib Dem's we are talking about - as the NPfIT is estimated to cost around £12bn and has been a bit of a farce to date.

September 15, 2008 by in Tech Industry

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