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New, Improved Wi-Fi Security Standard WPA3 Starts Rollout

The non-profit, global trade group, the Wi-Fi Alliance, has announced the commencement of the rollout of the new Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) protocol WPA3 which should bring improvements in authentication and data protection. What’s Been The Problem? There are estimated to be around 9 billion Wi-Fi devices in use in...

Samsung Phones Sending Photos Without Permission

The Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and Note 8 are all reported to have been recently affected by a bug in the Samsung Messages app that sends out photos from the user’s gallery without their permission … to random contacts. What Happens? According to Samsung phone users on social media...

Submit Your Dash-Cam Footage To Police

A new website has been launched by manufacturer Nextbase allowing drivers to upload their dash-cam footage of dangerous drivers they’ve filmed, thereby making it easy for drivers to submit their footage to the police. Initiative The initiative, which has already received widespread praise, allows owners of any brand of dash-cam,...

Tech Tip – Save Space By Quickly Creating Compressed Folders

If you’re running Windows and you’d like to save some space on your disk, there is a way to quickly pack files into a compressed archive, with no third-party software required. Here’s how: – Select the files you want to compress. – Right-click on part of the selection. – Choose...

Tesla Traps Tripp

California-based vehicle tech corporation ‘Tesla’ is suing a former employee, who some saw simply as a Whistleblower, over alleged acts of industrial espionage. Named The former Tesla technician who stands accused by Tesla boss Elon Musk of industrial espionage has been named as Martin Tripp. The allegations made against Mr...

Apple Offers Free Replacements / Repairs On Butterfly Keyboards

After numerous complaints over the last two years and even an online petition by a customer, Apple has decided to offer free repairs or replacements for the butterfly keyboard on its MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops. What Happened? For quite some time now, some MacBook and MacBook Pro laptop users...

GDPR Exemption Sought

It has been reported that financial market regulators from the US, the UK and Asia are pressing for an exemption from GDPR. Growing Calls For Exemption Even though GDPR only came into force a little over a month ago (May 25th), financial regulators from several countries, most notably the US,...

Calls to Stop Storing of Personal Communications Data and Voiceprints

Privacy groups have led calls to halt the blanket collection and storing of communications data in the EU area, and the creation and storing of the “audio signatures” of 5.1 million people by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Collection of Communications Data The privacy groups Privacy International, Liberty, and Open...

New ‘No Cheat’ “Locked Mode” For Classroom on Chromebooks

The Google Forms Quiz in its free, browser-based educational software “Classroom” now features a “locked mode” on Chromebooks which prevents students from cheating during quizzes. What Is ‘Classroom’? Google Classroom is a free web service (app) for schools, non-profits or indeed anyone with a personal Google Account, that aims to...

Foldable Galaxy X Smartphone Could Cost You £1,400!

After its official launch, planned for next year, it has been reported that the new Samsung Galaxy X smartphone could be priced at as much as £1,400! More Than The iPhone X This will mean that the world-first flexible-screened, foldable smartphone will be entering the market with a price that’s...