The Bot at Your Bank
If you have a question to ask your bank then it may soon be answered by ‘virtual’ bank staff in the form of a ‘chat bot’ instead of a real person.
Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest are scheduled to start rolling out the introduction of their virtual customer service technology in December starting with around 10% of RBS customers.
UK Received £4.1 million Tax From Facebook in 2015
After angering campaigners by only paying £4,327 UK tax in 2014, Facebook is reported to have paid £4.1 million in UK tax in 2015.
Even though 2015’s payment is a significant improvement, it doesn’t mean that the UK will be bringing in similar payments in years to come.
Despite Facebook amassing over $6 billion in profit according to its latest accounts, the UK is a loss maker for the company to the tune of £52.5 million. This, coupled with the effects of some favourable tax rule changes have meant that Facebook has been granted a tax credit £11.3 million that it can use to offset against future tax bills.
Yahoo Hacked - 500+ Million Users Exposed.
Last week, Yahoo's blockbuster announcement that 500 million account details were stolen in what it described as a "state sponsored attack" was met with alarm by both the public and by the US senate as well.
Introducing Facebook's Workplace ... For Your Business
Facebook has opened up its Workplace platform app to enable businesses to have their own social network while allowing Facebook to compete in the same collaborative and communications business tool market as Microsoft’s Yammer, Slack and Google’s Cloud.
Which? Condemns Windows 10.
Credit Card That Changes Hourly
A new anti-fraud credit card from Paris-based Oberthur Technologies has a digital display on the back which changes the 3 digit security code number every hour.
The latest ONS figures show that fraud is now the most common crime in the UK with 1 in 10 people falling victim to it in the last 12 months and 20,255 falling victim specifically to credit card fraud (a total of £755m worth of fraud). This means that we, as consumers, all now face a serious risk.
Curiosity Killed the (Victorian) Cat.
Tech Tip - Tablet Mode for Laptop or PC
In Windows 10, if you like the Tablet mode, touchscreen-friendly version of Windows 10 you can instruct your laptop or PC to adopt it from login.
- In your laptop or PC running Windows 10, select ‘Settings’ from the Windows Start menu.
- Select the Tablet mode.
- Select ‘When I Sign In’ from the dropdown list.
Tech Tip - Who's Copying You?
If you are ever concerned about people copying your web based content, then you can use proprietary services like Copyscape to protect your work.
However, there is, of course, a cost associated with that so if you're only running perfunctory checks now and again to see where (or if) your material has been repeated, you can simply use trusty old Google.
Simply highlight a sample of several words within your text that should be unique to your own content and hit CTRL 'C' i.e. control C. This then copies that text to your clipboard.