Tech Tip : Prevent Travel Bag Laptop Battery Wake-Up
Sometimes your laptop can spring into life while still in your travel bag. This can drain the battery. Here’s how to prevent it from happening. On a PC running Windows 10, change the behaviour of the system so that closing the lid causes the system to hibernate instead of sleeping. This means that the system won’t start-up until you instruct it to.
Facebook Shooting Game Gaffe
Facebook has faced criticism this week after news that it promoted a virtual reality shooting game set in a public train station, on its stand at a US conservatives’ event.
Google Acted On Less Than Half Of Requests To Remove URLs
Google’s latest Transparency Report reveals that of the 2.4 million requests made since 2014 to remove certain URLs from its search results, Google has only complied with less than half.
Amazon’s $1 Billion ‘Smart Doorbell’ Purchase
Amazon has paid $1 billion for ‘Ring’, a smart doorbell company, so that it can improve how it delivers parcels, and compete with Google and Apple in expanding the opportunities for their digital assistants and app ecosystems.
Tech Tip - Find Files By Date
If you have produced and stored many files on your computer over time, in multiple folders, it can sometimes be difficult to find the file you need. One way to narrow the search in Windows 10 is to search by date. Here’s how:
Intel Didn’t Reveal Chip Flaws To Authorities First
It has been revealed that US authorities found out about the Spectre and Meltdown chip flaws from media reports rather than being informed directly by US computer chip manufacturer Intel.
A Quarter Of Councils Have Been Hacked
A freedom of information request by privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch has revealed the shocking statistic that a quarter of all UK councils have had their IT systems breached in the past five years.
Fight For DPOs With Introduction of GDPR
Technology and employment commentators are predicting that with the already high demand for skilled and talented Data Protection Officers (DPOs), the introduction of GDPR may see businesses having to compete to recruit the right one.
GDPR Extortion Prediction
A report by Security Company Trend Micro has predicted that, as cyber-criminals are now focusing more on maximising financial return, the introduction of GDPR this year could give them potentially lucrative extortion opportunities.