I imagine most people have heard of the term “Safe as Houses”. It’s a common Victorian expression which means ‘secure; with no risk of failure’. And when you’re at home, sitting in your living room, connected to your home Wifi network, I imagine most people tend to feel Safe as Houses. But are you really […]Read More Are you “Safe as Houses” on the internet in your home?
Is it possible to use the Internet and maintain the same level of privacy that people used to take for granted? When you provide your mobile phone number, your email address, your date of birth, where does this information get stored and who is protecting it? Who’s making sure that when it’s no longer required […]Read More The Personal Privacy Paradigm
Remember when geolocation tags (or geotags) were first added to digital photos? It meant you could always check where a photo was taken or easily find all the photos you took on your overseas holiday just by searching on location. This was and is really useful. Nowadays, when you are using a digital/computer device, most […]Read More I know where you’ve been, I can guess what you’ve been doing.
I think about the various situations in life where the old adage the “carrot and stick” or alternatively, reward versus punishment, might apply. My family and I recently acquired a new puppy and reading the obligatory “how to train your dog” manual, the general consensus/advice from dog experts seems to be; applauding good behavior is […]Read More What’s more effective, the carrot or the stick?
Are you the type of socially aware person who doesn’t like to see people being ripped off, tricked, swindled and robbed red handed? Well if you’re interested in Information Technology (IT) I can suggest two areas which are not going away any time soon and will very likely require a lot more brain power in […]Read More Have you got what it takes to fight Cybercrime?
If you have children, or you have nieces, nephews… or grandchildren even, you might be concerned about how to keep them safe in the world we live in today. And one would hope all this new technology must be good for something? Eventually you’ll have to face the reality that they are going to be […]Read More Are Wearable Devices safe?