Brexit data blockage is a bigger threat to UK businesses than borders and tariffs combined

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22nd August 2019

Why do businesses lie?

Everyone knows a story or several about the salesman who told a whopper in order to clinch the sale. In my industry (IT) it is sadly still too common to find suppliers promising “features” in software that don’t yet exist – there’s even a name for such features … phantomware. But telling lies is not […]

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This article follows my original article that set out the essentially 19th century design and manufacturer of electric wheelchairs foisted on to disabled people by an industry motivated more by greed than desire to improve their products of the health and well-being of their customers. In that article I explained several problems with currently available […]

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ZDNet yesterday reported (https://www.zdnet.com/article/uk-isp-group-names-mozilla-internet-villain-for-supporting-dns-over-https/) that an industry group of UK-based ISPs (Internet Service Providers – the companies that make money selling you your broadband or other Internet connection) voted The Mozilla Foundation, developers of Firefox – one of the most private and secure web browsers available – this year’s “Internet Villain“ What? To the increasing […]

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If you use Windows 10 (why?) you will be familiar with the almost constant succession of disastrous updates and flaws Microsoft pushes out to all users of the operating system. One of the latest to be found is that Microsoft disabled Registry backups in Windows 10 some time around October last year. Apparently Microsoft disabled […]

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Yesterday I wrote a l-o-n-g post discussing how governments are trying to steal our fundamental right to privacy from us – the spurious arguments they are using and why they must not be allowed to get away with it. Today I want to talk about the other players in the anti-privacy game. There is a […]

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If you are one of “those people” who respond to any discussion around online personal data privacy concerns with the statement “Well, I don’t do anything wrong so why should I care if Big Brother is watching what I do?” this article is definitely for you. Even if you are becoming concerned after recent scandals […]

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Our right to privacy is a fundamental human right enshrined in law in every civilised country on the planet. Yte the governments of those same countries are claiming the right to open every private communication we make – email, text, phone call, video – all in the name of “fighting crime, terrorism, child sex abuse …”. Is this reasonable? Do they – should they have the right to act like this? What are the dangers that arise from them doing so?

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Here’s an interesting story that says much about the state of the “disability industry” (those companies that make and supply products and take profit from people with disabilities). Having lived in France for years the specifics described cover my experience here – but I know from experience that the details described apply everywhere. A few […]

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published a comprehensive, non-technical guide to staying safe and private on-line at https://ssd.eff.org/en including briefings, tool guides to avoid attacks and assist privacy along with advice on such as how to choose a VPN that is right for you. Coming from the EFF the advice is independent and all […]

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