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In this article, we look at the many different ways we are being tracked online, plus which measures users can take to avoid being tracked. Why Are We Being Tracked? Internet tracking is used for a number of reasons, including: – Improving user browser experiences on websites. – For analytics to improve business performance and … Continue reading Featured Article : Forget Hacking, What About Tracking?
In this insight, we look at what BEC campaigns are, their characteristics, together with what businesses can do to protect themselves from the threat of BEC campaigns. What Is A BEC Campaign? A business email compromise (BEC) campaign is a kind of text-based, impersonation, social engineering scam where, in most cases, the victim is forwarded … Continue reading Tech Insight : What Are ‘BEC Campaigns’?
Glasgow arts venue SWG3’s innovative new heating and cooling system uses the capture the body heat emitted from its victors to provide a renewable energy source. The BODYHEAT System As part of its drive to become a net zero venue, the first of its kind BODYHEAT system took 3 years to develop. The system is … Continue reading Sustainability : Venue Uses Human-Heating For Renewable Energy
New research by Atlas VPN claims that Google’s Chrome browser has had 303 discovered vulnerabilities this year, and that an unusually high number of cumulative vulnerabilities have been spotted in the browser. The advice is to make sure that your browser is up to date, care is taken if choosing plugins, and to look out … Continue reading Security Stop-Press : Google Chrome’s Reported Security Issues
The release of Firefox 104 in August gave users the ability to annotate PDFs, e.g. sign PDFs directly in the browser, and save them. Here’s how: – Open a PDF in Firefox, i.e. drag it into the Firefox Window, or right click on the file and select ‘Open with’ and choose Firefox. – In the … Continue reading Tech Tip – Annotating, Signing, And Saving PDFs In Firefox
A cyber-attack on Australian telecommunications provider, Optus, may have affected 10 million people, the equivalent of 40% of the country’s population! Customer data reported as stolen in the attack includes names, dates of birth, home addresses, phone, and email contacts, and even the passport and driving licence numbers of around 2.8 million people! Following the … Continue reading Security Stop-Press : Biggest Cyber Hack In History – Australia’s ‘Optus’
A new set of European Commission rules, called the AI Liability Directive, could make it easier for people injured in AI accidents to sue. Why? The European Commission says that the new proposals, which could become the first-ever legal framework on AI, are needed because: – AI developers, deployers and users need clear requirements and … Continue reading Tech News : EU Makes It Easier To Sue Over AI Accidents
Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk has introduced a prototype humanoid robot named Optimus to attendees and the cameras at Tesla’s recent AI Day 2022 event. Useful Humanoid Robot Mr Musk told the audience that the idea behind Optimus was simply to “make a useful, humanoid robot as quickly as possible” and that Optimus has … Continue reading Tech News : Musk Presents Humanoid Robot
After a recent Medix report noted the widescale adoption of “low-code” by business, we look at what it is, the reasons for its growth, and the pros and cons of using it. What Is Low Code? Low code applications are those built using visual, model-driven tools like drag-and-drop modelers, smart services, components, and pre-built connectors rather … Continue reading Featured Article : The Growth Of Low Code
In this insight, we look at a dozen Microsoft products / apps that you may not know much about, but which could be helpful to your businesses. 1. MS Dynamics CRM. Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 a flexible, customisable pay as you use CRM which has 5 million+ users. The benefits include that it seamlessly integrates with other … Continue reading Tech Insight : A Dozen Microsoft Products You May Not Know About