Mike Wheatley

Mike Wheatley is a senior staff writer at SiliconANGLE. He loves to write about Big Data and the Internet of Things, and explore how these technologies are evolving and helping businesses to become more agile.

Before joining SiliconANGLE, Mike was an editor at Argophilia Travel News, an occassional contributer to The Epoch Times, and has also dabbled in SEO and social media marketing. He usually bases himself in Bangkok, Thailand, though he can often be found roaming through the jungles or chilling on a beach.

Got a news story or tip? Email Mike@SiliconANGLE.com.

Latest from Mike Wheatley

RT News Hit By DDoS Attack, Taken Offline For Three Hours

The cyber wars are heating up, with the popular Russian government funded RT News becoming the latest victim to fall foul of a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that knocked the site out of action for around three hours earlier today. RT News, whose pro-Russian government stance has seen them publish a number […]

Slowly But Surely, Lenovo’s Catching Up

HP must be feeling increasingly anxious at the moment. Not only has the company just reported staggering losses of $9 billion over the last quarter, but its status as the world’s leading PC maker is increasingly under threat. While HP struggles, Lenovo’s star continues to rise as its share of the PC market just keeps […]

Google Maps Adds 1 Million Public Transport Stops and Routes

Getting around on public transport just got a whole lot easier for smartphone users, and once again we have Google Maps to be thankful to – the service has just introduced public transit schedules for one million train, bus, subway and tram stops in more than 500 cities worldwide. The new feature is available through […]

AT&T Launches DriveMode App To Promote Safe Driving

With almost 100,000 car accidents resulting in injury or death each year due to people texting whilst driving, AT&T has taken it upon itself to raise awareness of the problem, launching a new campaign and mobile application to encourage people to stop. The new public awareness effort is from AT&T is part of its ongoing […]

Germany Gets Tough On Facebook Facial Recognition

Data protection officials in Germany have demanded that Facebook destroy its entire archive of files based on facial recognition technology, accusing it of breaking European laws by compiling a vast photo-database of its users without their consent. The demand follows the reopening of an investigation that was suspended in June of this year, after German […]

SalamWorld, A Social Network For Those Who Appreciate Islamic Values

Religious types who are fed up with all the sleazy images posted onto Facebook will soon have an altogether more conservative platform to help them while away the hours – a new social network with a distinctly Islamic flavor. SalamWorld, as the network is called, is set for its big launch in November with the […]

Hurricanes Loom Ominously Over The Cloud

The USA is no stranger to extreme weather, the sweltering hot summer alone is proof of that. And now, with the 2012 hurricane season now upon us, those living on the east and gulf coasts are bracing themselves for storms that have the potential to quite literally tear the house down. Anyone else who is […]

Gauss Malware Proves Too Tough For Kaspersky To Crack

Fancy a go at cracking some malware codes? If you think you have what it takes, Kaspersky might just be interested to hear from you. You might recall the web security firm’s announcement last week that it had stumbled across yet another malicious code that’s infecting computers in the Middle East. Nicknamed ‘Gauss’, Kaspersky said […]

Saudi Arabia Wants to Block Use of .gay, .sex and .africamagic Internet Domains

Saudi Arabia is attempting to put the skids on the sale of a number of new, top-level internet domains that are among almost 2,000 that companies have registered an interest in buying. According to reports, Saudi Arabia’s Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has voiced dozens of objections to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names […]

How “Creepy” Big Data is Slowly Transforming Our Awareness

Vitamin supplements, cotton buds, baby lotion, soap, wash cloths… Sounds like a pretty innocuous shopping list right? Sure, these are the kinds of items that pretty much every woman in the world buys at some time or other, but buy them all at the same time and in the right quantities, and they become something […]