Are VPN app providers misusing data? Survey shows many run without adequate privacy policies

Apple and Google failing to provide proper oversight of VPN apps and putting consumers’ privacy at risk by allowing poor quality apps from secretive companies onto their app marketplaces Unsuspecting users are routing their entire mobile internet traffic through servers operated by companies, most of which have minimal online presence and whose privacy policies offer…

Technology skills that will help you find a job

In today’s competitive job market, technical skills are required from more than just the IT job applicants. As technology is quickly and constantly evolving, tech-savvy job candidates stand out amongst their competitors, even for non-tech related positions. No matter what your current technology skills are, there are many areas that applicants can choose from to…

WIN! WIN! WIN! THREE COPIES OF HUMANS VS COMPUTERS TO GIVE AWAY

Our lives are increasingly tracked and monitored by software. In this brave new world, humans can’t cope with information overload. Instead, governments and companies rely on computers to automatically detect fraud, predict behaviour and enforce laws. Clever marketing tricks us into believing that phones, TV sets and even cars are somehow smart. Yet all those…

IoT threat as UK businesses hit 43,000 times EACH by cyber attacks in 3 months

UK businesses were subjected to almost 43,000 cyber attacks each, on average, in the first quarter of 2017, with hackers doubling their efforts to take control of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the workplace, according to a report from business ISP Beaming. Over 90 per cent of internet-borne cyber attacks on UK businesses targeted connected Internet…

Growth in device spending as consumers become ‘less price sensitive’, says Gartner

  Users of PCs, ultramobiles and mobile phones are buying new devices at higher average selling prices (ASPs), resulting in growth in end-user spending in 2017. Gartner Inc. estimates that end-user spending will increase by 2 per cent in 2017, to nearly $600 billion in current US dollars. Spending on mobile phones will represent 67…