Professor Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson

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Director of Academic Quality & Enhancement Birmingham City Business School
2805, 2015

The Government wants to treat everyone as a suspect and make us pay for the privilege

By |May 28th, 2015|In The News|Comments Off on The Government wants to treat everyone as a suspect and make us pay for the privilege

Professor Mike Jackson, Birmingham City Business School

The Queens Speech announced new monitoring powers this week “to tackle terrorism”. This bill entitled the “Investigatory Powers Bill” has its roots in the “Communication Data Bill” (nicknamed “the Snooper’s Charter”) which the government intended to introduce in the 2012-13 Parliamentary session. The Snooper’s Charter was eventually dropped due […]

1505, 2015

Don’t be out of pocket from email scams

By |May 15th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Don’t be out of pocket from email scams

Professor Mike Jackson is a cyber expert at Birmingham City University’s Business School

The UK is under siege from scammers who are using technology to try and steal from us. Scamming costs the UK £27m a year – and that’s just the reported cases.

Wherever there are large amounts of money changing hands, criminals will have an […]

2703, 2015

Why did Microsoft’s Internet Explorer fail to deliver?

By |March 27th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Why did Microsoft’s Internet Explorer fail to deliver?

Professor Mike Jackson, Birmingham City Business School

There have been reports in the computing press last week that Microsoft will cease developing Internet Explorer as part of Windows 10. Its eventual fate will be to be replaced with software which is currently known as Project Spartan and will be renamed when Microsoft’s marketing department decide how […]

2002, 2015

Obama needs to recognise the Internet’s success isn’t just down to America

By |February 20th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Obama needs to recognise the Internet’s success isn’t just down to America

Professor Mike Jackson, Birmingham City Business School

There is much to be praised in President Obama’s plan for a free and open Internet  and much which might inform the polices of European Governments.  On the other hand, in his interview to Recode, he makes claims which really should be challenged:

Obama said: “We have owned the Internet. Our […]

1302, 2015

The Digital Dark Age

By |February 13th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on The Digital Dark Age

Professor Mike Jackson – Birmingham City Business School

In a recent news story, internet pioneer Vint Cerf has warned that our current use of digital technology could mean that future generations are unable to learn anything about us.

For hundreds of years we have written things down in order to make records of what we have done. […]

3107, 2013

In defence of trolls

By |July 31st, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on In defence of trolls

By Professor Mike Jackson – Birmingham City Business School

Let’s be absolutely straight about this, it isn’t acceptable to make threats of violence, it isn’t acceptable to publish untruths about someone. In fact it’s illegal and it should be punished. But does this mean that all trolls should be locked up and their trolling days […]