Tech Tip - Clear App Defaults
If a link opens in a certain app rather than in the browser e.g. a link to a Facebook page or a Tweet, you could find yourself waiting around while your phone shuts down Chrome before it loads something else. You can avoid this by:
AI Cracks Captcha
An Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm has been developed that can fool the Captcha website security check system by mimicking how the brain processes images and visual clues.
New System To Collect Biometrics Of All EU Visitors
The European Parliament is reported to have approved the introduction of a new system which will collect biometric information about all non-EU visitors to the EU.
Half Of Us Don’t Check Contactless Amount
A new study by money management app Yolt has found that nearly half of UK shoppers (48%) don’t always check the amount before they tap to pay via contactless.
Tech Tip - Android: Enable Smart Lock
If you want to keep your phone and data secure but don’t want the hassle of needing to input a code every single time you pick up the phone, Android’s Smart Lock feature is for you.
Businesses Use Facebook Collaboration In Droves
Not only has Facebook’s Workplace Collaboration Tool exceeded expected take-up numbers by businesses, but it now getting a desktop app for group chats.
Russia Hit By Ransomware
A new type of ransomware dubbed "Bad Rabbit", similar to WannaCry and Petya, has been spreading across Russia, Ukraine and into other countries.
Election Concerns Over Facebook Influenced by Russians
Facebook has released figures ahead of a Senate hearing showing that Russia-based operatives have uploaded 80,000 posts to Facebook in the last 2 years.
4 Out Of 10 UK Businesses Not Ready For GDPR
A study by DMA group, formerly the Direct Marketing Association, has revealed that more than 40% of UK marketers say their business is not ready for changes in the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).