Tech Giant GDPR Privacy Settings ‘Unethical’ Says Council

The ‘Deceived By Design’ report by the government-funded Norwegian Consumer Council has accused tech giants Microsoft, Facebook and Google of being unethical by leading users into selecting settings that do not benefit their privacy. Illusion of Control The report alleges that, far from actually giving users more control over their personal data (as laid out […]

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Tech Tip – Save Space By Quickly Creating Compressed Folders

If you’re running Windows and you’d like to save some space on your disk, there is a way to quickly pack files into a compressed archive, with no third-party software required. Here’s how: – Select the files you want to compress. – Right-click on part of the selection. – Choose ‘Send to and Compressed’ (zipped) […]

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Tech Tip – Rename Multiple Files at Once

If you have a number of files in Windows that you want to rename but don’t want to waste time renaming them all one-by-one, here’s a quick way to rename them all at once: – Select multiple files (with Shift+click or Ctrl+click) in File Explorer. – Right-click on them and choose ‘Rename’. – The filename […]

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Tech Tip – Enable ‘Do Not Track’ In Microsoft Edge

If you want the general added security of not being tracked when you’re browsing without having to switch to full security incognito mode, here’s how to enable ‘Do Not Track’ in Microsoft Edge: – For Microsoft Edge, click on the three horizontal dots at the top right. – Click on ‘Settings’ at very bottom. – […]

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How to set your “Out Of Office” message using web portal with O365

Step 1: Login to Office 365 web portal Use your office 365 email address and password to login to https://portal.office.com   Step 2: Click the waffle icon in the top right corner Step 3: Click the Outlook icon   Step 4: Click the setting icon top right hand corner of the page   Step 5: Click […]

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How to set your “Out Of Office” message on your iPhone with O365

Step 1: Open the settings of the iPhone Step 2: Scroll down and tap  “Accounts & Passwords” (about half way down the page) Step 3: Tap the office 365 account you wish to enable out of office on. This is the 1st item down in the list on my test phone. Step 4: Scroll to […]

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Efail – Encryption Flaw

A German newspaper has released details of a security vulnerability, discovered by researchers at Munster University of Applied Sciences, in PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) data encryption. What Is PGP? PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) is an encryption program that is used for signing, encrypting, and decrypting texts, e-mails, files, directories, and disk partitions, and to increase […]

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Online Dating Via Facebook

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has announced that Facebook, the world’s largest online social network, will soon be providing an online dating service, thereby putting it in competition with the likes of Match Group Inc. On The Cards Bearing in mind Facebook’s origin as a college dating website and Mark Zuckerberg’s early ‘Facemash’ program, and the […]

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