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Willow Burn Hospice thank CS students for Gameathon Fundraising

On April 27th, Willow Burn Hospice, Lanchester, welcomed representatives from the Computing and Technology Society (NUCATS) to thank them for the recent 24 hour Gameathon event which raised over £3,700 for the hospice. Danwen Huang, Harry Large and Eva Theodoridou, along with staff member John Colquhoun were shown around the hospice by Community Fundraiser Jacqueline Pigford who explained how the money raised would be used to help patients. Willow Burn Trustee Paul Jackson presented NUCATS with a certificate whilst Harry also received a trophy for contributing the largest amount of money raised by an individual during the Gameathon. Harry commented "Having seen the amazing work that Willow Burn Hospice does with the limited funds they receive has really made me happy to have been able to raise the money I did for them. I hope that all the money we raised from the event will be able to go a long way there and help to continue the staff at Willow Burn to be able to do what they do best which I believe is bringing smiles and lots of amazing support for the local community. When we got told that they don't have the funds to be able to help everyone almost brought a tear to me and I want to continue to try to raise as much money as I can for Willow Burn, so that they can continue to do the amazing work they are and give the patients the care they deserve!"

published on: 29th April 2016

Newcastle research contributing to improve W3C security

A recent project by researchers in the School of Computing Science (Maryam Mehrnezhad, Ehsan Toreini, Siamak Shahandashti, Feng Hao), reveals a significant flaw in the current W3C specification. Conforming to W3C, mobile web browsers allow JavaScript code in a web page to access motion and orientation sensor data without the user's permission. However, by analysing the collected sensor data, it is possible for a remote web page to deduce the user's local touch actions on the mobile phone screen and even the PIN entered into other web pages. This flaw imposes serious privacy risks to end users, and affects all major browsers, including Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari.

published on: 28th April 2016

Cyber-Physical Lab Announces New Open Call

The Cyber-Physical Lab (CPLab) in the School of Computer Science has announced a new open call process, offering businesses the opportunity to apply for grants of up to €150,000 as well as receiving technical support from CPLab research staff.

published on: 27th April 2016

Jacek Cala and Paolo Missier win best paper at FGCS forum

Dr Jacek Cala and Dr Paolo Missier have won the best paper award at the FGCS forum. The research is a collaboration between Computing Science and the Institute for Genetic Medicine at Newcastle University and Microsoft.

published on: 25th April 2016

Four Corners project launched at World Press Photo 2016

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is collaborating with the World Press Photo Foundation and Open Lab to launch the Four Corners Project, which establishes a new standard for image contextualization and credibility. Dean of ICP School Fred Ritchin will discuss the project along with Jonathan Worth of Open Lab during World Press Photo Awards Days at 3:15pm on Friday, April 22, 2016 in the Compagnietheater in Amsterdam.

published on: 22nd April 2016

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