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Social Networking Safety: How to Protect your Information and Identity

April 4th, 2018 by Hannah Densley in ilicomm News, Industry News No Comments »
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Social Networking Safety: How to Protect your Information and Identity   In light of Facebook’s recent privacy incident, there’s even more reason than ever to check what information you are sharing. Here are some tips to help ensure you and your colleagues are at your safest online. There are a few questions you can ask [...]

14 Years of Facebook: How the Security of Social Media has Changed

February 16th, 2018 by Hannah Densley in Industry News No Comments »
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14 Years of Facebook: How the Security of Social Media has Changed After being around for 14 years, Facebook has now obtained over 2 billion active monthly users. Every 60 seconds 510,000 comments are posted, 293,000 statuses are updated, and 136,000 photos are uploaded. Do you know who can see what you share? A concern [...]

UK spy agencies broke privacy rules says tribunal

October 18th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Complaints about data collection by GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 were put forward by campaign group Privacy International. The ruling said some data collection did not comply with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37680058

All the iOS 10 features that guard your privacy and security

September 16th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Tip #1: Enable Send Last Location so that the iPhone sends the last known location of the iPhone to Apple when the battery is critically low. You can keep it off if you usually run out of battery. Use 2-factor authentication Your Apple ID is a vital piece of information that hackers try to steal. […]

HP laptop blocks over-shoulder snooping

August 26th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Computer firm HP has developed two new laptops that feature an optional privacy mode, which obscures the screen unless viewed face-on. The technology, called Sure View, darkens the picture by “up to 95%” when observed from wide angles. HP said the laptop can ensure privacy when used in public spaces. One analyst said it could […]

Privacy row over FBI iris scan ‘trial’

July 13th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The FBI has collected nearly 430,000 iris scans over the past three years, an investigation by technology website The Verge, has revealed. What started as a pilot in 2013 has grown into a database “without any public debate or oversight”, said the American Civil Liberties Union. It amounted to “runaway surveillance”, director of technology Nicole […]

Investigatory Powers Bill: Privacy concerns ‘could be met’

June 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Powers that allow UK security services to collect large volumes of personal data are not “inherently incompatible” with privacy laws, say MPs and peers. The Human Rights Committee said so-called bulk data gathering was “capable of being justified”. It welcomed the Investigatory Powers Bill as a “significant step forward” in human rights terms but said […]

Apple v FBI: US debates a world without privacy

March 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Is there such a thing as security so good it’s a danger to society? That’s the bigger picture at hand as Apple continues to fight an order to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone. That fight made its way to Capitol Hill on Tuesday for a hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee, the government body […]

1 tip to make your home safer on Data Privacy Day

January 28th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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With everyone focused on the same issues, we think days like today – Data Privacy Day – are a great opportunity to get useful computer security advice out there. We know that many of you aren’t just looking after your own devices, you’re looking after computers or whole networks for friends and family too, so […]

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