When people talk up the promise of open data and big data analysis, there’s invariably an elephant in the room: the thorny question of data protection. Many of the more exciting possibilities touted for the technology rely on systems being able to process sensitive data sets such as patient health records, detailed logs of people’s movements, web browsing habits, what appliances they use and when, and so on. But increasingly, people are only likely to permit this data to be processed by third parties if they can be sure it’s handled in a safe and secure manner that cannot expose any of their personal information.

For many people, their first experience of software distribution and game server hosting will have been with Valve Corporation. Valve’s Steam platform has become the world’s leading digital distribution outlet for PC games. Launched in 2003, it was originally developed for Windows devices, but is now compatible with OS X and Linux too. As well as predating rival platforms (such as Electronic Arts’ Origin service and Ubisoft’s Uplay), Steam now handles online game distribution on every continent.

In previous articles in the hosting 101 series, we have looked at setting up Postfix to act as a mail server in order for your dedicated server or VPS to send emails for alerts, or just on behalf of any web applications you may be running. One issue you may encounter, though, is that the emails that your server is sending may be marked as spam by the recipient’s mail servers. One way of  avoiding this is to set up an SPF record, which is what we’ll be looking at here.

YouTube is on something of a roll at the moment. The Google-owned video streaming service has just launched its subscription-based Red platform in Australia and New Zealand, with no ads or popups and the ability to save videos for offline viewing. Meanwhile, YouTube’s Connect service is also preparing to introduce a live streaming platform into an already-congested marketplace.

Facts concerning the recent Brexit vote from a tech perspective from our 100TB Team UK correspondent including what to expect from the surprising vote along with questions that remain unanswered.

Informative Monday mornings with 100TB’s Technology News Roundup: Security Vulnerabilities Found in Libarchive; NuGet to Implement API Key Expiration; Enfield Council ‘Hires’ Virtual Agent Amelia; Intel Launches 72-core Xeon Phi Accelerator; Fujitsu Taps ARM for Post-K Supercomputer.

This week 100TB brings you an amazing experiment from the world of AI and deep neural networks: by binge watching TV shows the AI learns how to anticipate what humans do next!

The genius idea, the angel investor and the impressive media launch. For any startup these are equivalent to winning the entrepreneurial lottery. However, as amazing as this may be, if your startup doesn’t have a website which is easily navigated, well designed, clearly explains the product or solution and has contact information, then it may as well be operating in the dark ages.