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Featured Article – Coronavirus and Tech Shares

By cloudss | Mar 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Coronavirus is firstly a threat to public health but the impact of the virus hitting the Chinese economy (a centre for tech goods), the threat of widescale illness among workers, the effects of measures to contain the virus and other factors have already had a serious effect on economies and tech share prices. Biggest Hit […]

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Billions Of Devices At Risk Due To Wi-Fi Chip Vulnerability

By cloudss | Mar 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

A security threat to devices, Wi-Fi access points (APs), and routers that comes from the Kr00k Wi-Fi chip vulnerability could affect billions according to security researchers. Kr00k The existence of Kr00k, also known by the catchy name of CVE-2019-15126 was made public at the recent RSA Conference in San Francisco and its discovery was attributed […]

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Gigabit, Ultrafast Broadband For One Million Households In The West Midlands

By cloudss | Mar 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Virgin Media has announced that in the UK’s largest gigabit switch-on to date, it is launching its next-generation Gig1 Fibre Broadband services for 1 million+ homes in Birmingham, Coventry and surrounding areas across the West Midlands. Speed Virgin Media says that its Gig1 Fibre Broadband offers broadband speeds up to 20 times faster than the […]

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AI Skills Course Available – Free of Charge

By cloudss | Mar 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

A free, basic AI skills course, funded by Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE), is being made available to citizens across the EU’s 27 member states.  Success in Finland The decision by the Finnish government to make the course available online across the EU to an estimated five million Europeans (1% of the […]

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Tech Tip – Ransomware Protection in Windows 10

By cloudss | Mar 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ransomware is still a common threat to businesses, but you may not know that Windows 10 already has a ransomware protection features built-in to Windows Defender which is usually disabled by default.  Here’s how to enable ransomware protection: N.B. If you already have third-party antivirus software installed and Windows Defender’s real-time protection is disabled, the […]

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Featured Article – 5G Explained

By cloudss | Feb 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

5G (fifth generation) is essentially the next step up and the replacement for your current 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) connection.  The main benefits that this new generation of mobile broadband should bring are faster upload and download speeds and faster communication with wireless networks (latency). Spectrum Difference Most carriers currently use low-band spectrum or […]

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Dentist’s Legal Challenges To Anonymity of Negative Google Reviewer

By cloudss | Feb 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

ABC News in Australia has reported how a Melbourne dentist has convinced a Federal Court Judge to order tech giant Google to produce identifying information about a person who posted a damaging negative review about the dentist on Google’s platform. What Happened? The dentist, Dr Matthew Kabbabe, alleges that a reviewer’s comment posted on Google […]

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Google Indexing Makes WhatsApp Group Links Visible

By cloudss | Feb 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

A journalist has reported on Twitter that WhatsApp groups may not be as secure as users think because the “Invite to Group via Link” feature allows groups to be indexed by Google, thereby making them available across the Internet. Links Visible Chats conducted on the end-to-end encrypted WhatsApp can be joined by people who are […]

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Worries About Huawei Persist

By cloudss | Feb 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Security fears about Huawei products being used in the new 5G networks are still being expressed by the Trump administration, while Google has clarified its position on the matter. What’s So Bad About Huawei? Back in July 2018,  espionage chiefs from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S. (the so-called ‘Five-Eyes’), agreed at […]

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Tech Tip – Windows Timeline

By cloudss | Feb 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Windows Timeline feature in Windows 10 allows you to look back over the timeline of activity (in the Windows apps that are supported in the feature) so that you can stay organised, save time in finding things, and pick up where you left off. To see your Windows Timeline: – Press the Windows Key […]

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