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  1. Using Your Phone As A Spy Camera - Is It Legal To Take And Share A Photo Of A Stranger?

    Using Your Phone As A Spy Camera - Is It Legal To Take And Share A Photo Of A Stranger?
    Have you ever secretly taken a stranger's photo? Here's where you stand legally We've probably all been in this position; you're on the train, you spot someone out of the corner of your eye and you instinctively reach for your mobile phone to use it as a spy camera. Maybe they look EXACTLY like your mate and you need to...
  2. Why Motion-Sensitive Cameras On Building Sites Are Absolutely Essential

    Why Motion-Sensitive Cameras On Building Sites Are Absolutely Essential
    When you’re embarking on a building project, either for yourself or for a client, there are hundreds of things to think about on any given day. You need to make decisions, manage people and solve problems on the spot. This is probably why some building site managers forget about one of the most important parts of the job – securing...
  3. What Is A CryptoParty And Can I Protect My Data?

    What Is A CryptoParty And Can I Protect My Data?
    If you’ve ever browsed the web searching for tips about protecting your data or devices, you may have come across the term ' CryptoParty '. This is a relatively recent phenomenon which now has events taking place all over the world. But what is a CryptoParty and why would you want to attend one? Let’s start with the basics. A...
  4. 10 Quick Steps To Completely Sweep A Room For Bugs

    10 Quick Steps To Completely Sweep A Room For Bugs
    Worried that someone is listening into your calls or secretly filming you? You may not be completely paranoid. Nowadays, it isn’t that difficult to get hold of great quality spy cameras and listening devices, and they’re very easy to hide. There are also plenty of reasons why a person might want to carry out this kind of surveillance. For example...
  5. Get Rid Of Mice In Your Home Using Motion Detection Cameras

    Get Rid Of Mice In Your Home Using Motion Detection Cameras
    Spy cameras can help with many things, from home and office security to catching fly-tippers on your street. It can even be used to gather crucial evidence for a legal case. However, some tech savvy people are starting to use motion detection cameras for more unusual purposes, making use of the advances in technology to sort out some of life’s most...
  6. Snoopers' Charter Debrief - All You Need To Know About The Investigatory Powers Bill

    Snoopers' Charter Debrief - All You Need To Know About The Investigatory Powers Bill
    Content warning: Terrorism, child neglect, murder. After months of political to-and-fro Parliament has passed the The Investigatory Powers Bill, more commonly referred to as the "Snoopers' Charter". For those blindsided by this law, the basics are as follows: Web and phone companies (CSPs) will store records of websites visited by every customer for 12 months for access by 48 different...
  7. 10 Things You Can Do To Make Your Smartphone Secure

    10 Things You Can Do To Make Your Smartphone Secure
    We all take a lot of care with our laptops and desktop PCs, installing no end of anti-virus and anti-malware software. But we don’t always do the same to keep our smartphone secure, even though we use them in exactly the same way as laptops. If you’ve recently started to worry about smartphone security, here are 10 things you can...
  8. How Your Social Media Use Can Impact Your Career Progress

    How Your Social Media Use Can Impact Your Career Progress
    One of the most widely discussed and controversial forms of surveillance is that of workplace online activity. Less discussed is the fact that, even before we get the job, many of us are making it very easy for our potential employers to understand more about our lives than we would perhaps like. The 2016 iteration of CareerBuilder’s annual social media...
  9. How Much Money Could GPS Trackers Save Your Business?

    How Much Money Could GPS Trackers Save Your Business?
    How much is fuel costing your business? Are your drivers as productive as they could be? If you’re anything like the thousands of other small business owners in the UK, these are questions that are likely to pop into your head on a daily basis. When you’re on a tight budget and cashflow is always a concern, trimming expenses down...
  10. Encryption Devices - How They Work And When You Might Need To Use One

    Encryption Devices - How They Work And When You Might Need To Use One
    Online and cyber security are absolutely crucial nowadays, especially considering just how much personal and professional data people choose to share online through social networks. You may think that only certain people can see your data, and that your devices are protected through firewalls and anti-virus software – but these could be virtually useless defences against a very determined hacker...