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Be safe when working from home.

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Be safe when working from home.

Cyber advice for homeworkers to avoid cyber criminals exploiting Covid-19 Due to the latest advice from our UK government, more & more business and companies are asking their employees to work from home. So, to aid companies, the UK’s Cyber Security Agency has issued guidance to keep data safe from criminals trying to use the virus for exploitation. It comes as more workers resort to working from home, in response to the latest recommendations from the Government aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19. It warns that devices at home have a higher chance of being stolen or lost, so...

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TikTok in trouble over use of children's data.

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TikTok in trouble over use of children's data.

One of the fastest growing social media video Apps, TikTok, is being taken to court over use of Children’s personal data. The legal challenge comes from former children’s commissioner for England, Angela Longfield, over the way TikTok collects and uses its young users’ personal data. Millions of Children both in the UK and EU are unaware of ‘giving up’ this information and could be owed thousands of pounds if the challenge is successful. TikTok, naturally, have denied the claims and will take on the fight. The alleged charges are that TikTok extract personal data, like phone numbers, location and videos...

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Facebook v Apple: What is it all about?

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Facebook v Apple: What is it all about?

Apple have recently introduced a new feature to their iPhones and iPads, causing a great disturbance between themselves and Facebook. The new Apple feature allows users to switch off the access to their private data being collected by apps. Facebook are up in arms as they are extremely reliant on the user data for the advertising it generates, this is what makes the company its profits.  At the centre of this row is a unique device identifier which is on all iPhones and iPads, called a IDFA (identifier for advertisers) Businesses that sell mobile ads use this IDFA to target...

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Cybersecurity in 2021

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Cybersecurity in 2021

Never, in the history of the Internet, has it become so crucial & important in this past year, due mainly to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Shops, schools and businesses, plus personal communications via emails, video calls etc via the world wide web, have kept us all afloat during these unprecedented times. Sadly, the Cybercriminals & Hackers have been hard at work too, trying to infiltrate our business and personal cyberspace, so protecting our systems has never been more important. So, what is Cybersecurity? ‘Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems, including hardware, software, and data, from digital threats. Individuals and businesses...

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Will my dog be able to do the washing?

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Will my dog be able to do the washing?

In the future, this is not so ridiculous as it might seem! Animal/computer interaction technology is being researched as we speak, all over the globe. Already, on the market, there are touch screen apps/games for your pets, for example there is a game where your cat can  chase a mouse/butterfly/bird across the screen and when they hit it with their paw it makes a sound! In Long Beach, California, a bird-keeper at an aquarium wanted to see how these ‘cat’ apps affected her penguins, and the results were highly surprising! The Penguins were immediately intrigued, and played the ‘game’ very...

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