October 15, 2015

Why the public needs to sit up for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

If you have not heard about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, you are probably not alone. This legally binding trade agreement reached on 5th October 2015 between 12 countries (United States, Japan, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Mexico, Chile and Peru) has been negotiated entirely behind closed doors by […]
May 26, 2015

Google files creepy patent for toys that can watch and record you.

The Internet of Things (IOT) revolution is here…Most people have a common conception of IOT as fridges telling you when you’re running low on milk, thermostats automatically controlling temperature, washing machines that tell you when the laundry is done and other mundane tasks. Google’s new patent filing shows a creepier side of IOT, […]
February 21, 2015

Lenovo installed malware into your laptop that breaks your web security

Lenovo recently admitted that it was installing software called Superfish in customer’s laptops that were sold between September 2014 and January 2015 although we understand that ThinkPads were unaffected. Superfish sought to improve customer’s shopping experience by analyzing¬† the images you see during your browsing sessions and scours more than 70,000 stores to […]
February 21, 2015

Protecting your Data while in transit and in the cloud

Most IT users are familiar with antiviruses and spyware. What is often overlooked is the security of their data which they transmit and store online trusting the default technologies or the security of the companies that provide these services. Transmission of Data Online Anytime we use a public wi-fi connection or connect to […]
January 30, 2015

Thailand tightens cybersecurity laws and impinges on privacy

Thailand’s government is proposing establishment of a National Cyber Security Agency and would allow authorities to access people’s information including e-mails and electronic communications without a court warrant in the ‘interests of national security’. It also further allows the Communication Technology Minister to block websites ‘if the law requires’. The current legislation is […]