We often hear about the pressure that traditional media is under today. Falling ad revenues, the rise of citizen journalism and reduced attention spans mean that deep investigative journalism is growing increasingly rare. So it is interesting to read a story where seemingly deep research has taken place. That was the case last year when two French journalists from Le Monde received access to a highly complex dataset. The two obtained data detailing over 100,000 clients and related bank accounts at the Swiss branch of HSBC. The data pointed to unethical and fraudulent practices.

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.