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Is the Apple Falling Further from the Privacy Tree?

Sep 01, 2021

If you’re Big Tech’s commitment to confidentiality, you’re not alone It is widely known that Apple is a leader in phone and device sales globally, and has been for a very, very long time both here and abroad. For almost as long, the word innovation has gone hand-in-hand with the brand and the products that rack up record sales internationally. Of course, there’s more to selling innovations than meets the eye and the promise of privacy has also been an alluring hook for consumers. Just this...

The latest weapon in spyware’s arsenal - exposed!

Jul 30, 2021

The problem is in the palm of your hand but the solution could be at your fingertips It took a small army of journalists from 17 media organisations across 10 countries to clearly define and expose one of spyware’s most virulent strains and the dangers it presents. If the protection of privacy and resisting the big data mining machines and their insatiable hunger for bankable information, no matter how sensitive, is a priority for you or your business, you may want to sit down for this.

Will ‘Privacy Washing’ clean up data harvesters’ dirty deeds?

Jun 30, 2021

Tech companies are trying to make you feel safe – here’s why! If ever people decided that they didn’t trust “Big Tech” companies and actually backed up their misgivings with real action, search engines and social media giants would collapse. The importance of ‘trust’ is growing in the world of commerce, in the realm of marketing and certainly in the big tech ecosystem where precious data nourishes the very existence and growth of life-giving ad revenue.

Encryption is only for criminals… apparently (not!)

May 31, 2021

Generalisations are the new weapon of choice in the battle for online privacy Here’s what you can’t do. You cannot take something that is true for a certain (small) percentage of the population and then assert that it is true for the entire population in order to push through legislation that affects that same population’s right to privacy. Despite the logic in this statement, it seems that those in high places are willing to give it go when it comes to opposing encryption.

A million ways to get hacked in the wild west of the worldwide web

Apr 29, 2021

Your home or business may now be a hacker’s playground – here’s what you can do! Everybody knows that there are two sides to the technology coin and nowhere is this more evident nowadays than in the home and in the office. While tech has ushered in a new era of convenience, expedience and sleeker work/task flows, we also need to be aware of the vulnerabilities that have come along for the ride.

Just because no one else is ready for a cyber attack, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be.

Mar 26, 2021

The Microsoft Exchange hacking sent shockwaves around the digital security world  For years we have been shedding as much light as possible on the dark deeds and even darker motives of hackers and privacy pirates to encourage you to actively protect your privacy and your data. But now we are seeing more concentrated, well thought-out, orchestrated attacks on globally known platforms and networks.  And it’s getting ugly…

There’s a premium on real protection – and it’s worth paying

Feb 21, 2021

Snatching a bargain is seen as wildly attractive and even sensible thing to pursue but have you noticed the nobody tries to haggle over essential safety features that will protect them from harm? In fact, often businesses and individuals will happily pay extra for comprehensive safeguards against fire and injury for example.

We need to talk about International Privacy Day…

Jan 28, 2021

Privacy has never been under greater threat Celebrated annually on 28th January, International Privacy Day (Data Protection Day) commemorates the signing of the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data – Convention 108 – and reminds us all to take real, practical steps towards safeguarding data.

Look at the pretty lights over there… while we secretly install legislation over here

Dec 15, 2020

The festive season is being used to hide new surveillance laws in plain sight Well, Christmas is almost upon us and Home Affairs Minister, Peter Dutton is at it again. 

Cybercrime by the numbers – don’t become a statistic

Nov 11, 2020

Criminals are having a field day under the cover of Covid Cybercrime is thriving even as small to medium-size enterprises (SMEs) and corporations alike fight to get back to business as (new) normal. But the fact that more employees, businesspeople and individuals than ever, are getting fleeced, taken advantage of or simply having their data sold to highest or most manipulative bidders is hampering economic recovery. But that is today’s reality.

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