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Facebook’s Private Setting No Shield in Forman Case

April 18, 2018 - If you’ve been revealing secrets on Facebook and thinking that you’re okay because your messages and postings are private, not public, think again: a recent court case ruled that attorneys could rule to more easily discover private as well as public Facebook material. The case is Forman vs. Henkin, and the court that so ruled,...... READ MORE

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  • Blended security threats require a unified response

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    The new mantra today is that it is not if your organisation will suffer a security breach, but when. In a recent survey released during Infosec Europe 2013, 93% of large organisations reported that they had been breached in the past year, as did 87% of small organisations. And the report also shows …READ MORE

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  • Did I miss anything?

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    Don’t be alarmed, I am still alive! After a long absence I’m back after an unofficial hiatus. Past six months have been particular busy and it’s been awhile, but that’s always the risk of writing a blog when you have a full time job, a life and a family. So, I’m back and better than ever, well at le…READ MORE

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  • Goodnight, and good luck

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    I’m sad to say that this will be my last post here on Computer Weekly’s Social Enterprise, so I’m afraid I must bid you farewell. I don’t know what’s going to happen here, whether someone else will take over or whether the archives will be preserved in aspic. But I do know that I’m sad to see the …READ MORE

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  • Phishing for beer

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    Security researchers have identified several commonly used phishing attack vectors to lure unsuspecting users into a false sense of security, where they inadvertently give away personal information to complete strangers.

    “Vishing” is the use of voicemail to solicit a return call in which a user i…READ MORE

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  • Are small businesses coming round to the cloud?

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    The uptake of the cloud among small businesses hasn’t been as strong as some experts originally expected. According to the research from managed services provider Claranet, more medium-sized companies are using cloud services (60%) than smaller businesses (44%).But Matthew Thornington at solar elect…READ MORE

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  • Borderless blockchain collaboration to change how software is developed

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    The gaming industry has, despite its roots in technology, so far failed to adopt a collaborative model. But that may be about to change.

    Gamers are known as among the most passionate of the world’s digital communities and more games are being released than ever before. This wealth of releases b…READ MORE

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  • Cleantech: viable, thriving and future-oriented

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    A new report from audit specialist Grant Thornton paints an upbeat picture of the cleantech sector’s future prospects which is in stark contrast to that of most global industries.

    The report, “Capturing opportunity: Cleantech business booms around the world”, reveals that privately held busine…READ MORE

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  • Spectrum auction is fair to whom, asks CMA

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    Ofcom’s rebuttal to a Communications Management Association opinion in Computer Weekly regarding proposals for the upcoming spectrum auction for so-called 4G licences has drawn further comment from the CMA. Ofcom’s response left it wondering whether the auction process, which it described as “fair”,…READ MORE

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  • Twitter hacked: "Unemployed Single Mom"

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    As the whole of Britain relaxes to watch Andy Murray take on Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, it seems that a hacker has managed to infiltrate Twitter, causing a wave of spam tweets featuring the words “unemployed single mom” and a random series of cash amounts you can earn working from home.Hacking group…READ MORE

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  • Will government ever accept that it needs to learn from its mistakes?

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    Yesterday, the government reluctantly agreed to share with the public a series of documents on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) controversial Universal Credit programme.

    I say reluctantly, because work and pensions secretary Esther McVey, like a stroppy child stomping her feet in protes…READ MORE

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  • Evapordation

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    I don’t know how many other people experience it but there’s plenty of times I’ve gone to find data and it’s vanished, disappeared, gone. You know where you saved it, know where you put it but it just ain’t there no more. I call this Evapordation – the process by which data vaporises. Unfortunately,…READ MORE

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  • Top IT & Telecom Spending Sectors - Large Enterprises

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    Top 10 Sectors Account for 70% of Total Spend.
    Public administration tops the spend on IT & Telecom by large UK enterprises (1000+ employees).  In 2017 public administration contributed over 20% of all such spend.  The top 3 spenders represent almost a half of the UK outgoings.  This i…READ MORE

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  • How Lego Education tries to encourage kids into Stem through play-based learning

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    Lego Education, the more serious branch of the Lego enterprise, aims to provide teachers and other education providers with fun ways to engage children with science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) subjects.

    To us, it may just be a toy we have long left in our childhood, but the makers …READ MORE

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  • Microsoft revives MAID with Pelican, but tape can still sleep easy

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    A decade ago storage journalists were quite keen on a new technology around at the time. That was MAID – Massive Array of Idle Disks – which were basically disk-based backup target devices with lots of drives that could be spun down when not in use and so were suited to infrequently-used data.
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  • Is the Facebook furore another piece of Fake News

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    The story of how Cambridge Analytica used Facebook data collected by an Academic intermediary to supposedly help Remain “steal” the UK referendum campaign and Trump “steal” the US Presidential campaign can be read at many levels with many different questions.

    What was so offensive/different abo…READ MORE

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  • How can we tackle the unconscious bias faced by women in Stem?

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    In this contributed blog post Maria McKavanagh, COO of Verv  discusses unconscious bias in the technology industry and how we can tackle this issue faced by women every day. 

    While we are seeing a tangible rise in the number of companies committing to gender equality, the issue of gender bias…READ MORE

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  • Calling the odds

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    I’ve had some interesting conversations recently with Professor Fred Piper regarding risk probability. The discussion started because I was concerned about assessments of risk probability, as one might routinely use to populate a risk heat map or risk register.

    What’s the problem? For me, it…READ MORE

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  • Tech talent soars as specialisms thrive in digital age

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    In this guest blog post Andrew Gardner, senior divisional director at Reed Technology, discusses what technology talent the UK will need in a digital age. 

    Although we’re only a few months into 2018, the growth of the tech sector shows no signs of slowing down. The ways businesses are using te…READ MORE

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  • Why journalists and whistleblowers need to understand infosecurity

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    An online training initiative promises to make information security accessible and understandable to journalists, confidential sources and whistleblowers.

    Snowden’s revelations of the extent of UK and US state surveillance were a wake-up call to journalists, sources and whistleblowers to take i…READ MORE

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  • Lloyds slashes more jobs and people as fintech is deployed battle of the cost bases

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    Another 49 branches and 305 jobs have gone as Lloyds bank replaces people and premises with digital services as part of the current battle of the cost basses being fought in the retail banking sector.

    The cuts include people serving customers in branches as well as those working in the 49 branche…READ MORE

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