Nasty Scam Spams

I’ve had a couple of these, rather pernicious, spam emails recently, which purport to be from Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunal Service and stating I need to attend court to hear the charges against me. Quite what the charges are, and when the court...

Google's Easter Eggs Have Come Early

In what seems to be an early Easter present for us all (at least in the UK) Google have provided a not so secret Easter Egg on Google Maps. Head on over to maps.google.co.uk and enter an address. After zooming on the area (with plenty of roads), an option will appear...

Geolocation as a Means to Combat Fraud

I recently had occasion to buy a product from an online company. Having added the item to my basket, I went to the checkout and entered my credit card details, then pressed the confirmation button to move on to the 3-D Secure section (more familiarly known as...

Backing Up To The Cloud

For the last few years, the “Cloud” has been the big thing, with plenty of companies springing up, offering space for you to store your data, whether it be specialised storage such as ITunes, Google Play Music or the Amazon Cloud Player for music; more...

Keeping Your Privacy on the World Wide Web

I recently attended a talk at the Nottingham and Derby BCS Branch on the imminent activation of the so-called “Cookie Directive” in British law. The law, in a nutshell says that, unless the information you are gathering from a person on your website is...