California GDPR

In the US, Federal and State are looking at new privacy laws. They’d be well served to use the EU’s GDPR as a blueprint.  Imagine if you dare that the EU and the US had the same privacy laws. It would be sweet.  Numerous other countries, such as Canada,...

facebook preparing for GDPR

Facebook is preparing a ‘privacy center’ where we’ll all be able to control our privacy settings in one place in preparation for GDPR in May this year.  As getting your head around facebook’s current controls and settings can be quite a...

Bitcoin

Well, it appears that Bitcoin didn’t survive the 12 days of Christmas very well. Christmas 2017 will be remembered for bitcoin and crypto-currencies, all 1,200 of them.  Everyone was talking about cryptocurrencies, literally everyone and ICO’s (Initial...

modem security

Have you changed the username and password for your modem? A few days ago we talked about wifi range extenders being insecure and briefly mentioned modem security.  A modem is that thing in your house or office that connects you to the Internet.    Yes, many of them...

Google doc scam

Beware of the google doc scam that is making the rounds.  If you receive an email invite to ‘google docs’, it’s not from Google.  While it appears to be and indeed uses the google site, it’s a very clever phishing scam.  Google are working on a...

wifi extender security issue

The wifi extender security issue is still rearing its head.  Yes there is still one, a major one. I just bought a couple wifi extenders.  I won’t bother you with the brand but let’s call it tp-link.  I was very pleased it was so easy to set  up.  I had two...