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The True Price of ‘Free’ Wi-Fi

28.9.2015 by Jenn Granger

If you’re in a bind and someone’s offering you free Wi-Fi you’re probably going to zip through the sign-up process and agree. We all do it, and although previous research has shown hotspots in cafes, hotels and other places to…

Superpowering Security

9.9.2015 by Jenn Granger

Security guru with a chequered past John McAfee has announced he’s planning on joining the US presidential race - and it could have some interesting implications for tech in the US! Yes, that’s right, the guy who started the security…

A Question of Sovereignty

9.9.2015 by Guest

It’s the issue which US data centre operators are hoping will die – the ongoing battle between the right to online privacy and law enforcement’s demands for access to data. For Microsoft and other US tech firms, it’s the issue…

Saying Bye to Brits’ Rights

7.9.2015 by Jenn Granger

You know those little update boxes that pop up on your social media accounts from time to time – the privacy agreements that you probably just agree to because surely the big corp businesses wouldn’t be taking you for a…

It’s Time to Face the Music

21.8.2015 by Guest

Harriet takes a deeper look at privacy policies, and asks whether you're ready to hear the truth so you can protect yourself. How many times have you clicked ‘allow’ when an app on your phone asks permission to access your information? …

Call for Harsh Penalties for Council Data Breaches

11.8.2015 by Guest

Nadia gives us the lowdown on authorities breaching data rules! In a report put together by the aptly named campaign group, Big Brother Watch, the privacy group has called for council workers to face a custodial sentence for the most…

The View into your Windows 10

29.7.2015 by Jenn Granger

Windows 10 is here and it’s getting some people pretty hot under the collar. In some cases, because it’s got some ace new features; in others, because it could open the window to tracking more of your data. Here’s a…

Which Tech Companies Should You Steer Clear Of?

23.6.2015 by Jenn Granger

The war for your data continues. The government wants it and us users – understandably – don’t want to give it up. As we increasingly look to tech companies to protect us, some have stepped up, and some are giving…

The Big Names Saying NO-bama to Weak Encryption

10.6.2015 by Jenn Granger

The issue of whether the government should be allowed full access to our data has been a hot topic for a while now in the UK, but seems our cousins over the pond are getting involved in the ruckus too,…

Peeping Parliament

27.5.2015 by Jenn Granger

Today millions of Brits tuned in for the Queen’s speech, which was kinda like a sequel to the award-winning motion picture The King’s Speech, but with more controversy; one part in particular at least. It included information on a new…