Privacy

By Grayde Bowen | 13/03/2024

Push Notifications

Push Notifications are primarily seen as a marketing or advertising tool.   Another popular use is within chat applications; ensuring that subscribers keep up with …

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By Grayde Bowen | 05/03/2024

EU Digital Services Act Implications

Kindus has already outlined the EU Digital Markets Act.  The Digital Services Act is another EU law that came into force on all platforms …

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By Grayde Bowen | 19/02/2024

Web Browser Privacy

Various services offer the concept of private browsing.  In most cases this means that browsing history is kept secret from other users of the …

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By Grayde Bowen | 24/07/2023

EU Digital Markets Act

The EU Digital Markets Act became law in 2022 and its terms began to apply from May 2023. Major Internet content providers needed to …

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By Grayde Bowen | 03/05/2023

New UK Digital Markets Legislation

On 25th April 2023 the UK government introduced the UK Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill to parliament.  This was the formal first reading, …

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By Grayde Bowen | 04/04/2023

WhatsApp Rules for the UK Government

WhatsApp has threatened to withdraw from the UK if the Online Safety Bill becomes law. Regardless of any such action its use within the …

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By Grayde Bowen | 28/03/2023

UK Online Safety Bill Progress

Kindus discussed the principles and issues behind the UK Online Safety Bill in 2022.  Since then it has moved through the parliamentary approval procedures …

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By Grayde Bowen | 17/01/2023

AI Text Poses a New Risk from Scammers

Until very recently the first signs to look for in recognising a fake or scam was poor grammar.  The evolution of AI that can …

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By Grayde Bowen | 03/10/2022

Tackling Data Mining

Many of the free services that run through of the Internet work on the principle that you are willing to give up some personal …

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By Grayde Bowen | 27/09/2022

Google Search Vulnerabilities

Dorking is a legal but specialised sub-set of Google searching Google dorks are keyword searches that look for specific website content rather than searching …

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By Grayde Bowen | 14/09/2022

Is CAPTCHA Redundant?

Is CAPTCHA Redundant? Automated routines aim to prevent bots flooding websites with unwanted activity but also drive away regular users and are readily bypassed …

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By Grayde Bowen | 14/09/2022

The UK Online Safety Bill

The UK Online Safety Bill Privacy versus protection, weighing the legal and operational constraints. The UK Online Safety Bill received its first reading in …

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By Grayde Bowen | 14/09/2022

Passwordless Authentication

Passwordless Authentication The need to remember and input passwords to access data may be coming to an end Passwords are a core issue in …

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By Grayde Bowen | 14/09/2022

QR Code Scams

QR Code Scams Mobile phones may open QR codes without checking if the content can be trusted. QR codes seemed to be going out …

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By Grayde Bowen | 14/09/2022

Who’s Looking At You

Who’s Looking At You As facial recognition software has become more reliable it is entering that grey area between personal security and personal privacy. …

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By Grayde Bowen | 14/09/2022

Location Data Privacy

Location Data Privacy Accurate information on population movement has become a marketable commodity and this has encouraged some shady practices amongst mobile app developers …

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By Grayde Bowen | 14/09/2022

Shaken And Stirred

Shaken and Stirred The plan to block scam phone calls Hacks and scams often depend on gaining the trust of the mark. This is …

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By Grayde Bowen | 14/09/2022

EU ePrivacy Regulation 2021

EU ePrivacy Regulation 2021 With a ‘cover’ date of 2021 the ePrivacy Regulation was originally expected to be in force from 2018 to compliment …

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By Grayde Bowen | 14/09/2022

E-Signatures in Regulated Industries

In a regulated industry like the life sciences, signatures carry a lot of weight. For example approving the release of medicines, new manufacturing contracts, …

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By gabe | 14/09/2022

Facebook hit with fresh privacy complaints

Once again, Facebook has been in the news for how it handles users’ privacy. Facebook has been put under more pressure in recent days …

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