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Featured Article – ‘Snake’ Ransomware, A Threat To Your Whole Network

By cloudss | Jan 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Over the last couple of weeks, there have been reports of a new type of ransomware known as ‘Snake’ which can encrypt all the files stored on your computer network and on all the connected devices. Discovered Snake ransomware is so-called because it is the reverse order spelling of the ‘ekans’ file marker that it […]

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Eating Lunch At Your Desk Brings Health Risks

By cloudss | Jan 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Recent research by BUPA has highlighted how many UK workers don’t take a proper lunch break each day and end up risking their health and happiness and reducing their productivity by eating at their desks. The Number The research, which involved the study of the habits of 2,000 full-time workers revealed that almost two thirds […]

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EU Considers Ban on Facial Recognition

By cloudss | Jan 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

It has been reported that the European Commission is considering a ban on the use of facial recognition in public spaces for up to five years while new regulations for its use are put in place. Document The reports of a possible three to five-year ban come from an 18-page EC report, which has been seen […]

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£100m Fines Across Europe In The First 18 Months of GDPR

By cloudss | Jan 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

It has been reported that since the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May 2018, £100m of data protection fines have been imposed on companies and organisations across Europe. The Picture In The UK The research, conducted by law firm DLA Piper, shows that the total fines imposed in the UK […]

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Tech Tip – Clipboard History

By cloudss | Jan 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you’d like to see the history of all the things you’ve attached to your clipboard in Windows 10 there’s a fast and easy way to do it. To see and to manage your clipboard items: – Hold down the Windows key + V.  This brings up the scrollable clipboard panel listing all the items you’ve […]

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Featured Article – Windows 7 Deadline Now Passed

By cloudss | Jan 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Microsoft’s Windows 7 Operating system and Windows Server 2008 formally and finally reached their ‘End of Life’ (end of support, security updates and fixes) earlier on Wednesday 14 January. End of Life – What Now? End of life isn’t quite as final as it sounds because Windows 7 will still run but support i.e. security […]

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Want A Walkie-Talkie? Now You Can Use Your Phone and MS Teams

By cloudss | Jan 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Microsoft has announced that it is introducing a “push-to-talk experience” to its ‘Teams’ collaborative platform that turns employee or company-owned smartphones and tablets into walkie-talkies. No Crosstalk or Eavesdropping The new ‘Walkie Talkie’ feature will offer clear, instant and secure voice communication over the cloud.  This means that it will not be at risk from […]

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Facebook Bans Deepfake Videos

By cloudss | Jan 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a recent blog post, ahead of the forthcoming US election, Monika Bickert, Vice President, of Facebook’s Global Policy Management has announced that the social media giant is banning deepfakes and “all types of manipulated media”. Not Like Last Time With the 59th US presidential election scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020, Facebook appears to […]

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.ORG Silence Continues After ICANN Imposes Temporary Sale Halt

By cloudss | Jan 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Internet companies are still none-the-wiser about the details of the proposed sale of the .org registry to private equity firm Ethos Capital following DNS overseer ICANN putting a temporary halt on the sale back on 9 December. What Sale? The rights to the .org domain registry, one of the largest internet registries in the world, with […]

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Tech Tip – Tidy & Focused

By cloudss | Jan 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you’d like to quickly clean up a messy desktop in Windows 10, and if you’d like to stay focused by clearing away all open apps except for the one you’re working on, here’s how: To hide desktop icons quickly: – Press and hold (or right-click) the desktop. – Select ‘View’ and ‘Show desktop icons’ […]

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