Ultra-secure form of virtual money proposed

A new type of money that allows users to make decisions based on information arriving at different locations and times, and that could also protect against attacks from quantum computers, has been proposed by a researcher at the University of Cambridge. The theoretical framework, dubbed ‘S-money’, could ensure completely unforgeable and secure authentication, and allow … Read more

Rethinking digital service design could reduce their environmental impact

Human-Computer Interaction researchers from the University of Bristol looked at how much electric energy was used to provide YouTube videos to people globally in 2016, to enable them to estimate the service’s carbon footprint in that year. Their analysis showed it was around 10Mt CO2e (Million Metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent) – approximately that … Read more