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Stephen Fry and the inventor of the MP3 lead the winners of 'Europe's Webbys', the Lovie Awards

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The Lovie Awards, billed as “the only pan European Award to honour the entire breadth of content created for the internet,” has today announced its list of winners for 2012. Instigated as a European alternative to the Webby Awards, the Lovies (named after British computing pioneer Ada Lovelace) are now...
Stephen Fry and the inventor of the MP3 lead the winners of 'Europe's Webbys', the Lovie Awards

Facebook’s “Open Graph Challenge” will give developers 24 hours to hack something awesome

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Facebook has a new road show now that it’s a public company, and it wants to find the best Open Graph hackers there are in the UK. During the Over the Air conference in Bletchley Park, the company will be holding an “Open Graph Challenge.” Members of the Facebook platform...
Facebook’s “Open Graph Challenge” will give developers 24 hours to hack something awesome

Remembering Colossus, the world’s first programmable electronic computer

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It’s no secret we have a special fondness for Bletchley Park. The pioneering work carried out there didn’t just crack codes—it laid the foundations for the computer age. Today, we’d like to pay homage to a lesser-known contributor—Tommy Flowers. Bletchley Park’s breakthroughs were the product of theoretical mathematical brilliance combined...
Remembering Colossus, the world’s first programmable electronic computer

The 5th annual Over the Air event marks the Alan Turing Centenary with creative code

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The fifth annual Over The Air event took place at Bletchley Park this weekend and around 600 hackers, speakers and attendees came to the British historical home of code-breaking to make cool things and learn more about mobile hacks. This year also honours the contributions of mathematician and code-breaker Alan...
The 5th annual Over the Air event marks the Alan Turing Centenary with creative code

Google brings Bletchley Park to its Cultural Institute (video)

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For an unsentimental Silicon Valley giant, Google does have a soft spot for Bletchley Park, the wartime home of Alan Turing and his codebreakers. Having previously donated $850,000 to help restore the site, which now houses the National Museum of Computing, Mountain View has now welcomed pictures and testimony...
Google brings Bletchley Park to its Cultural Institute (video)

A tribute to Turing, the father of modern computing

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“The past is a foreign country—they do things differently there.” It’s a saying that rings especially true in the world of technology. But while innovating requires us to focus on the future, there are times when it’s important to look back. Today—the 100th anniversary of Alan Turing’s birth—is one such...
A tribute to Turing, the father of modern computing

GCHQ chief expresses regret at treatment of Alan Turing

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Iain Lobban laments codebreaker's 'loss to the nation' and says Britain needs new Turings to tackle cybercrimeThe head of GCHQ has spoken with regret of the treatment of Alan Turing, the second world war codebreaker and mathematical genius, who killed himself in 1954, two years after being convicted of homosexuality,...
GCHQ chief expresses regret at treatment of Alan Turing

Booting Up: Is Your News Feed About to Get More Crowded?

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Gotcha! (Photo: In the Capital) The FTC is said to be wondering whether it can actually pull off an antitrust case against Google, as consumers don’t seem too bothered by the company’s putting its own services before those of competitors. [Bloomberg] Facebook is testing adding upcoming events and recently released...
Booting Up: Is Your News Feed About to Get More Crowded?

Scientists call for Turing pardon

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Some of Britain's leading scientists call on the government to grant a posthumous pardon to Bletchley Park codebreaker Alan Turing....
Scientists call for Turing pardon

After weeks of trying, UK cryptographers fail to crack World War II code found on dead pigeon

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A dead pigeon discovered a few weeks ago in a UK chimney may be able to provide new answers to the secrets of World War II. Unfortunately, British cryptographers at the country’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have been unable to crack the code encrypting a message the bird was tasked...
After weeks of trying, UK cryptographers fail to crack World War II code found on dead pigeon

US urged to recruit master hackers to wage cyber war on al-Qaida

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Top defence expert says the US should avoid 'ridiculous' prosecutions and use hackers' skills to detect and track enemiesInstead of prosecuting elite computer hackers, the US government should recruit them to launch cyber-attacks against Islamist terrorists and other foes, according to a leading military thinker and government adviser.The brilliance of...
US urged to recruit master hackers to wage cyber war on al-Qaida

Over The Air prepares for a Very British hack weekend

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It’s nearly 70 years since England’s Bletchley Park first played host to a gaggle of coders, when a team including computing pioneer Alan Turing got together to crack critical Nazi ciphers in a move that was pivotal in winning the Second World War. But this weekend the estate is welcoming...
Over The Air prepares for a Very British hack weekend

Bletchley Park huts ready for repair

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The Bletchley Park code breaking huts are to be repaired...
Bletchley Park huts ready for repair

Letters: Code-breaking was a collective effort

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It is wrong to ascribe to Alan Turing (Letters, 25 June), brilliant as he was, the breaking of the Enigma codes. The Poles had already done this, saving Bletchley Park nine months' work. Turing and colleagues developed an electromechanical machine called the Bombe (another Polish idea), enabling Enigma messages to...
Letters: Code-breaking was a collective effort

Dr Sue Black on the campaign to save Bletchley Park

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This week Aleks Krotoski meets Sue Black to discuss her heroic campaign to focus attention on Bletchley Park, the site of the code-breakers during the second world war and home to the Museum of Computing. Sue is crowd-sourcing money in order to produce a book which celebrates its history and...
Dr Sue Black on the campaign to save Bletchley Park

De-coding the Turing family

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The story of Alan Turing has a hold on the world's imagination. A Northerner post on the subject in January was the most-viewed item on the Guardian's whole website that week. Now the chair of the centenary celebrations, Prof Barry Cooper, starts a series of guest posts for usAs the...
De-coding the Turing family
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