NFC Tags & Tasker on Android – Making smartphones smarter

Having read this blog back it does read a bit like Alan Partridge rambling on about his new Lexus. However this is not a blog on cars and leafy European highways, this is a blog about the Nexus and the… Continue Reading

Edward Snowden – Dissident not Traitor

  Edward Snowden has done the world a great service. He has brought to light a massive spying system run by the NSA, a government agency that openly lied to congress and the world about it’s policies and engaged in the… Continue Reading

Prism – How the NSA owns you

Governments collect data on us all the time, but they are supposed to only directly ‘spy’ on people when there is a specific reason to do so, such as you are a suspect in a criminal investigation. Then a court… Continue Reading

RAID: Safety in numbers

Inside your PC is probably a single hard drive. It may be partitioned into a couple or more sections but it’s still one single physical drive. If this drive fails you can lose all the data on that device. Not a good… Continue Reading

The Cloud. Resistance is Futile.

When computers were the size of small houses and there were very few in operation; most people accessed them via remote terminals, either in the same building or over large distances. These dumb terminals were effectively simple input/output devices and… Continue Reading

Two Factor Authentication

These days we have to remember passwords for a huge host of web sites and systems, unless of course you just use the same one for every site, bad idea, eggs and baskets spring to mind. Then there is the… Continue Reading

Phorm – All your data are belong to us

From Monday April 6th 2009, British Internet service providers must retain all information on email traffic, visits to web sites and telephone calls made over the Internet by everyone in the UK for a period of 12 months. This is… Continue Reading

BT Tower – Englands Area 51

What’s 175 meters tall, is in the center of London, cost £2.5 million to build in 1966 and was until 1993 not on any map and indeed by taking a photo of it you were breaking the Official Secrets Act?… Continue Reading