New Hashtags Feature For Google Maps
Google has begun the global rollout of its new ‘hashtags’ feature in Google Maps, which allows users to add hashtags to the end of the reviews they write, thereby helping others to find local attractions and businesses.
£385,000 Data Protection Fine For Uber
Ride-hailing (and now bike and scooter-hiring) service Uber has been handed a £385,000 fine by the ICO for data protection failings during a cyber-attack back in 2016.
Make Skype Calls Through Your Amazon Echo
On Monday, the Microsoft Skype blog announced that Skype calling is now available on Amazon Alexa devices using a simple voice command and that Alexa customers can now call most landlines and mobiles internationally using Skype, as well as benefitting from 200 free minutes of Skype to call 34 countries.
Data Protection Trust Levels Still Low After GDPR
A report by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) has shown that as 42% of consumers have received communications from businesses they had not given permission to contact them (since GDPR came into force), this could be a key reason why consumer trust in businesses is still at a low level.
MFA Lockout For Microsoft & Azure Users Causes Business Disruption
The latest multi-factor authentication (MFA) issue left users of Azure and Microsoft Office 365 unable to login to their accounts on Monday 21st, causing widespread disruption to businesses in Europe, Asia, and some parts of the US.
Tech Tip - Using The Best Small Business Apps
We all use apps on a daily basis, but if you’d like to know which apps are the most useful for small business, here is a list of the top 25 that could help you:
Business Concerns Over 'Secondary Data'
A study by data protection and management company ‘Cohesity’ has shown that most companies store up to 10 copies of their 'secondary data' in different locations and must use multiple products to manage it.
Firefox Quantum Browser’s ‘Monitor 2.0’ Will Warn You About Security Breaches
Mozilla’s latest update for its Firefox Quantum browser includes the Firefox Monitor 2.0 security tool, which can tell you whether a site you’re visiting has suffered a security breach in the last 12 months and whether your details have been leaked online.
Free VPN Tools May Be Linked To China
A new investigation by Metric Labs of the top free VPN (Virtual Private Network) apps in Apple's App Store and Google Play has revealed that more than half are run by companies with Chinese ownership.