Register Now Or Lose EU Research Grants Post-Brexit

The UK government is urging organisations that benefit from European Union (EU) research funding to sign-up to a UK-led replacement scheme now in order to guarantee that their Horizon 2020 project funding can continue after Brexit. What Is Horizon 2020? Dating back to 2014, Horizon 2020 from the EU, is the largest ever European funding […]

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Research Reveals Top-Selling Car Keyless Theft Risk

Research by consumer Group Which? has revealed that hundreds of popular models of car are vulnerable to “keyless theft”. Keyless Car Theft Keyless car entry systems enable owners to unlock the doors of their car with the brush of a hand if the key fob is nearby. If the car has keyless start-stop, once inside […]

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Mear Technology recognised as a Microsoft Silver Partner

Mear Technology are now Microsoft Silver Partners

Mear Technology is proud to announce that we have been certified as a Microsoft Silver Partner. Mear Technology’s Silver Partner status is a gratifying recognition of our commitment to excellence within the Microsoft Partner ecosystem. Silver Partners are certified as achieving proven expertise in specialised areas of business and as such form an elite tier of the […]

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Millions of Taxpayers’ Voiceprints Added to Controversial HMRC Biometric Database

The fact that the voiceprints of more than 2 million people have been added to HMRC’s Voice ID scheme since June 2018, to add to the 5 million plus other voiceprints already collected, has led to complaints and challenges to the lawfulness of the system by privacy campaigners. What HMRC Biometric Database System? Back in […]

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Too Much Time In Front of a Screen Adversely Affects Child Development Says Study

Psychologists from the University of Calgary have published a study in the JAMA journal of Paediatrics, which found that 2-5 years olds who engaged in more screen time received worse scores in developmental screening tests. The Study The toddlers in the study were from 2,500 Alberta homes between 2011 and 2016.  Their families or caregivers […]

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Naming and Shaming of Companies With Poor Cyber Security

A report from the Cyber Security Research Group and the Policy Institute at King’s College London, has suggested that the government could help combat high cyber-crime levels by naming (and shaming) companies with poor cyber-security. Who? The Cyber Security Research Group at King’s College London brings together experts with backgrounds in international relations, security studies, strategic studies, intelligence, public […]

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No More Windows 10 Mobile Support – Microsoft Suggests Switching

Microsoft has formally announced on its support pages that, as of December 10th 2019, Windows 10 Mobile users can no longer expect security updates and support, and Microsoft recommends that customers then move to a supported Android or iOS device. Windows 10 Mobile Windows 10 Mobile is a mobile OS that was released in 2015 […]

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Biggest Personal Data Breach Puts Password Effectiveness In The Spotlight

Password-based authentication has long been known to be less secure than other methods such as multi-step verification or biometrics, but a massive leak of a staggering 87GB of 772.9 million emails, 21.2 million passwords and 1.1 billion email address and password combinations recently shared on hacking forums has brought the inherent weaknesses of password authentication […]

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Google’s £44 Million GDPR Fine

Google has been fined a massive 50 million euros (£44m) for breach of GDPR dating back to May 2018 and relating to how well people were informed about how Google collected data to personalise advertising, and the matter of consent. Who? Google (Alphabet Inc) has been fined £44 million by the French data regulator CNIL.  […]

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