The EU has tried a couple of times to reign in ‘Big Data’; most recently with the infamous GDPR. For the average user, the result, however well intended, is that we are forced to go through the extra step of … Continue reading
By now, everyone has heard about the WannaCry ransomware attack. So far we have two posts about it: one with a general overview of what happened, and another with advice for businesses. But it’s become clear that not everyone understands … Continue reading
Most of us know that the large internet companies know a lot more than we’d like them to about us; and that government agencies routinely stockpile information about everybody and anybody, not just threats to society. However most people don’t know just how open email is.
Sending an email message is like sending a postcard, says scientist Andy Yen in this thought-provoking talk: Anyone can read it.
Ok sorry about the overblown title but with a name like OTG Cable this handy thingy is not likely to catch your attention otherwise. They are available very cheaply from many outlets – eg Maplin – click here and below is a nice video explaining … Continue reading
SMS scam messages are being sent to people’s phones that tell them that they’ve lost access to their iCloud account. The message begins with the users name, and says “Your iCloud ID has been deactivated”. It then encourages people to … Continue reading
Ok, this one is a bit geeky but it’s quite handy ( for any chrome power user ) to be able to figure out which tab or app is causing your machine to run slow. Simply hold down shift and press esc while … Continue reading