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Tech Insight : Apple : What is ‘Sideloading?

By cloudss | Oct 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

In Apple’s new “Building a Trusted Ecosystem for Millions of Apps” white paper, it describes the threat posed by ‘sideloading’ on its App Stores. Here’s what you need to know.  Sideloading Sideloading normally refers to transferring a file between two local devices without the use of the internet e.g., by connecting your computer to a smartphone or tablet. […]

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Tech New : LinkedIn Shuts Down In China Over Censorship Row

By cloudss | Oct 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Microsoft’s LinkedIn will be replaced with a “no social feed” version in China after criticism from the US that it has been complicit in the censorship of posts and profiles from Western journalists. Accusations From Home The accusations that LinkedIn appeared to be appeasing and complicit with the Chinese Communist Party and its censorship rules […]

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Tech News : 30 Countries Pledge To Act On Ransomware

By cloudss | Oct 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

The international Counter-Ransomware members from 30 countries have issued a joint statement outlining their intent to take action to counter the growing threat posed by ransomware. What Is Ransomware? Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts the important files on a computer and the user (often a business/organisation) is given a ransom demand, the […]

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Featured Article : How To Tell If You’re Being Spoofed

By cloudss | Oct 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Many cybers attacks now take the form of using fake/spoof communication to trick victims into parting with personal (or company) data, or money. We take a look at some of the most popular and widely reported methods and how to avoid falling victim to them. Phishing This is a very common form of spoofing attack. […]

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Tech Tip – How To Turn On WhatsApp Encrypted Backups

By cloudss | Oct 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Facebook has just enabled encrypted backups for WhatsApp messages to Google Drive or Apple’s iCloud. The feature, however, is not enabled by default so, if you’d like to backup your important WhatsApp messages, here’s how to turn the feature on: – In the latest version of WhatsApp, go to ‘Settings’. – Tap on ‘Chats’ > […]

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Tech Insight : What (Actually) Is The ICO?

By cloudss | Oct 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

In this tech-insight, we look at the role of the Information Commissioner’s Office, and how it can be a source of valuable compliance information and help to businesses. What Is It? The Information Commissioner’s Office is the UK’s independent, non-departmental public body set up to uphold information rights in the public interest. The ICO also […]

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Tech News : Proposed Ban For Mass Facial Recognition & ‘Predictive’ Policing

By cloudss | Oct 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling for a ban on the use of AI-based predictive policing systems and the processing of biometric data that leads to mass surveillance. Areas The resolution seeks to ban the use of facial recognition technology and AI in several key areas: – Police use of facial recognition technology […]

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Tech News : What’s Going On With Facebook?

By cloudss | Oct 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

After experiencing two outages in a week, one lasting more than six hours, and a whistleblower at a Senate Committee hearing alleging potentially harmful effects from Facebook’s algorithms, some are asking ‘what’s going on with Facebook?’ Whistleblower Recently identified former Facebook employee turned whistleblower, Frances Haugen, was found to be behind a series of leaks reported […]

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Featured Article : Monetising Movement (Your Geo-Data)

By cloudss | Oct 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

In this feature, we take a look at how a multi-billion-dollar market obtains, uses, and sells our location data. Report A GVR report estimates that the global location intelligence market was worth USD 12.2 billion in 2020. This market uses our phone/device location data. There are many different interlinked players in this market ecosystem from […]

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Tech Tip – How To Check Your Google 2FA Settings

By cloudss | Oct 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Two-factor authentication (2FA) adds an extra security dimension to accounts, and with Google now heading down the route of automatically enrolling millions of users into 2FA, here’s how to check if 2FA is turned on for your Google account: – Go to your account settings through myaccount.google.com on your desktop (or phone). – Click on the Security […]

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