Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Oscars and Trump’s facts

It looks like the Oscars and President Trump use the same information source and fact-checking agency (aka Madame Zena and her crystal ball!). Back on the 18th of February Trump said “We’ve got to keep our country safe. You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening...

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Brexit and Fair Trade

Like a lot of the information on Brexit still is either still under wraps or just not thought of yet, the effect of UK trade with the poorer nations seems to still be cloaked in secrecy. At the moment we get fruit, coffee, chocolate and other items from these...

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European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR)

Back in December 2013 a new system EUROSUR went active.  It’s aims were to “ equip the EU and its Member States with better tools to prevent cross-border crimes, such as trafficking in human beings or trafficking in drugs, while at the same time detect and provide assistance to...

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reCAPTCHA – making the internet un-usable since 2000

So, what is it all about – CAPTCHA (an acronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”) – they say “CAPTCHAs play an important role in keeping the internet spam-free and making everyone’s experience a little bit better.” Which is of course complete bullshit....

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How not to win friends and influence people

You might hope that companies involved in internet security, and anti-virus/anti-malware would be the first to actually follow good practices when it comes to the internet. I just got off chasing Symantec//Norton for billing me for an automatic renewal for a product I no longer use.  Now I know...

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The Inside man….

According to some studies, 60% of attacks on corporate networks are done from inside the firewall.  Reasons for this is inside attacks are easy to launch, they are difficult to protect against, and they are relatively low risk to the attacker. So, in the corporate environment how do you...

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Biometric scanning to be introduced at your local supermarket

Tesco is set to introduce the OptimEyes screen, throughout it’s 450 petrol stations in the UK for a five-year deal, allowing the system to scan customers’ eyes to determine age and gender, and then run tailored advertisements.  The screens are predicted to reach a weekly audience of more than five million...

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