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Month: July 2022

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Openreach Industrial Action

  RELATED PRODUCTS: BROADBAND, WLR & ETHERNET  |  27 JULY 2022   On 30th June, BT / Openreach workers voted in favour of strikes in a dispute over pay with members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) at BT and Openreach overwhelmingly backing industrial action. Strike action is due to take place on 29th July…
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Why we disable SMTP

Why we Disable SMTP for our clients and why you should disable SMTP for your business. First a History lesson – How old is SMTP SMTP stands for “Simple Mail Transfer Protocol” and first appeared in 1982. The purposes of this was to send electronic mail over the internet (email). Little has changed to this…
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How Easy Is It To Clone Someone’s Voice?

Following recent security concerns about Amazon’s plans to enable Alexa to mimic voices, we look at how easy it is to do, what the benefits are, and what risks it poses.  Alexa The Mimic  Recently, Amazon announced that it was working on technology to enable its Alexa digital assistant to take on the voice of…
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New Windows Feature Displays Which Apps Have Been Listening-In

New Windows Feature Displays Which Apps Have Been Listening-In

The new Privacy Auditing feature in Windows 11 allows users to see a list of which apps have accessed their microphone or camera recently, plus details of any other suspicious activity.  See Which Apps Have Accessed Your Microphone and Camera  David Weston, Microsoft’s VP for Enterprise and OS Security, highlighted the new privacy feature in…
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Tech News : Internet Explorer … Explores No More

Microsoft has announced the retirement of its famous Internet Explorer browser which is now officially out of support as of June 15, 2022 for certain versions of Windows 10.  Why?  First announced in May 2021 and after 25+ years) Microsoft has announced that “Internet Explorer (IE) is officially retired and out of support as of today,…
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