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Featured Article – How Does Encryption Work?

By cloudss | Dec 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Encryption comes from the age-old science of cryptography.  In the digital world of today, encryption refers to using electronic devices to generate unique encryption algorithms which essentially scramble messages and data making them unintelligible to anyone who tries to intercept them, and also to provide an effective way to lock our electronic devices. Using Encryption […]

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Facebook’s New Tool Allows You To Port Your Photos & Videos To Google

By cloudss | Dec 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Facebook has announced that it is releasing a data portability tool that will enable Facebook users to transfer their Facebook photos and videos directly to other services, starting with Google Photos. Why? Facebook acknowledged in its white paper (published back in September) that under GDPR currently, and under the California Consumer Privacy Act rules next […]

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Over Half of Businesses Don’t Respond To GDPR Requests On Time

By cloudss | Dec 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The results of a survey by Talend show that 58% of businesses worldwide fail to address requests from individuals for a copy of their personal data within the one-month time limit as required by GDPR. Bad, But Better Than Last Year The survey, which involved 103 GDPR-relevant companies across the globe (84% of which were […]

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Record Levels Of Carbon Dioxide Emissions

By cloudss | Dec 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Global Carbon Project reports that carbon dioxide emissions, which are linked to climate change, extreme weather events and rising oceans haven reached record-breaking high levels this year. Emissions High But Rate of Growth Slowing New papers published in “Earth System Science Data,” “Environmental Research Letters” and “Nature Climate Change” contain the predictions from Global […]

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Tech Tip – Easy Timer In Google

By cloudss | Dec 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you need to complete a piece of work in within a certain time, or you’ve got a call to make or meeting to go to in an hour or two, there’s an easy timer reminder (and stopwatch) already built-in to Google. To operate the timer: – Type “start a timer” into Google. – Choose […]

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The Difference Between Backup and Disaster Recovery

By cloudss | Dec 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

We’re all familiar with the value of making a backup of business data, but how does this fit with ‘Disaster Recovery’ and ‘Business Continuity’ strategies?  This article takes a brief look at how these elements fit together to ensure that businesses can survive, function and get back up to speed when disastrous events (external or […]

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Hacker’s Website Closed Down In International Operation

By cloudss | Dec 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

A website (and its supporting infrastructure) which sold a variety of hacking tools to other would-be cybercriminals has been closed down after an investigation by agencies from multiple countries including the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA). IM-RAT The main tool that the agencies were particularly interested in eradicating was the Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan […]

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The Battle Between ‘Slack’ and ‘Teams’

By cloudss | Dec 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

With Microsoft’s announcement that it’s Teams product has 20 million daily active users (and growing), sending Slack’s share price downwards (Slack has 12 million users), the battle is well underway in the $3.5 billion chat-based collaborative working software market. What Is Slack? Slack, launched in 2013, is a cloud-based set of proprietary team collaboration tools […]

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Amazon Announces Smart Office Supply Re-Ordering Device

By cloudss | Dec 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Amazon has announced the introduction of a ‘smart’ office essentials re-ordering device called Dash Smart Shelf which uses a weight-sensing, Wi-Fi-enabled smart scale to re-order products when they’re running low. Why? According to Amazon, monitoring and reordering everyday business essentials (e.g. printer paper) can be unnecessarily time-consuming for the small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that […]

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Tech Tip – Quickly Re-Open a Closed Tab

By cloudss | Dec 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you have several tabs open on your browser and you accidentally close an important tab, there is and fast and easy way to re-open it. To re-open an important tab that you’ve accidentally closed: – Press command+shift+t on a Mac or control+shift+t on Windows PC. – Your tab will then be restored.

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