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Do You Trust Your TV? It Could be Spying on You.

Well if you have a new Samsung TV then perhaps you should think twice before answering that question.  Their new generation of Smart TVs have a voice activation feature that allows you to switch on and off, change channels and stuff like that, but it’s possible that this comes at a significant cost.   An eagle eyed EFF...

The Complete Lack of Facebook Privacy 0

The Complete Lack of Facebook Privacy

Some of us older people, well certainly me tend to take some care when typing in messages and emails to other people.  Similarly on Facebook and forums I tend to take a little time to think what my posts will look like.  It may be just me being over cautious but I often type, delete and retype several...

What Information is Hidden on My PC? 0

What Information is Hidden on My PC?

The majority of people who just use the internet every day for browsing, shopping and entertainment probably imagine that they have quite a decent level of privacy by default.    They probably expect that there browsing is private, passwords are secure and emails confidential at least to a certain extent.  Unfortunately the reality is a completely different story....

Not So Secret UK Monitoring Station 0

Not So Secret UK Monitoring Station

Thanks again to Edward Snowden, we are getting at least some idea of how much privacy we have online. The answer is virtually nothing and the justification is of course one of the following – in the national interests to combat terrorism We know most major Governments are heavily involved in intercept web traffic, but it still is...

How Secure is Email – Privacy Issues 0

How Secure is Email – Privacy Issues

There is a common analogy used in security discussions about how secure email is. It’s generally considered that using standard email is about as secure and private as taking a postcard, writing down your secret thoughts, then handing it to a passing stranger and asking them to post it for you. If you take in to account how...