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When Ray Tomlinson sent “QWERTYUIOP” over the ARPANET in July 1971, he probably did not suspect that this would be the beginning of a communication system that would be used by billions of people for more than 40 years. Today, six billion addresses exchange more than 150 million emails every minute (two out of three of which are of a dubious…

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The theme of the latest FIC Observatory Breakfast was “How to accelerate investment in cybersecurity”. An opportunity to carry out a cross-examination of the subject as seen by the sector’s investment funds and start-ups Investment in France’s digital sector rose sharply in 2017, with €1.5 billion in new funds raised. While the number of companies involved was…

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Many people consider the Internet and the World Wide Web (Web) to be synonymous. They are not. The Web is a part of the Internet, and a means of accessing information. Some define the Web as comprising the websites that may be accessed through a traditional search engine such as Google or Bing. However, this content —…

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Today, the European General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 2016/679/EU, also known as GDPR), which will come into effect on 25 May 2018, is an important concern for business leaders and compliance professionals. This European regulation is going to turn the field of personal data protection upside down next year. In the future, companies will have to transition…

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With risk capital investment levels among the highest in Europe in 2016-2017 and the recent opening of Station F, France has become one of the main players in the digital sector and a European leader with international ambitions. Meanwhile, a succession of massive and complex cyberattacks in the past few weeks proved once more that…

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Smart cards and the use of near-field communications (NFC) is an increasingly popular tool for many things from wireless payment solutions to entry access and identification.  One of the main players in this industry, NXP, designed the MIFARE Classic many years ago, and to date 260 Million readers and 10 billion card components have been…

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