April 6, 2017

Where do you stand on tracking, hacking, eaves dropping and covert surveillance? The average man on the street most likely falls somewhere between “nothing to hide, nothing to fear” and “why would anyone bother to hack me?” So, the recent exposé in The New York Times a...

February 21, 2017

A week is a long time in politics, as the saying goes. So it seems like a lifetime ago that I was writing about candidates Trump and Clinton’s need to for a reliable secure, encrypted means of communication. In fact it was fully five months ago, and while so many thing...

February 3, 2017

Autonomous cars may not quite be on the market yet, but they’re certainly growing ever closer. The newest step towards this brave new world for passengers was unveiled recently, with Ford announcing that drivers of some of their newest cars will no longer need keys to...

January 6, 2017

Always read the label – it’s a good maxim for the modern world. While our grocery stores are stacked with offerings that seem both convenient and nutritious, we rely on organisations like the US Food and Drug Administration to ensure that labelling tells us the real st...

October 28, 2016

You have to feel for Yahoo – there was a time they seemed to have the keys to the kingdom. Now, if you Google them, you’ll see a litany of bad news stories. And with the Verizon deal of $4.8 billion on the table, that’s bad news indeed.
At a hosted tech conference on...

October 11, 2016

We were thrilled to see Diverse Choreography Performing Arts School & Event Choreography win Best Local Theatrical or Music Performance Winner at the Time Out Dubai Kids Awards 2016. You can see the Dancin’ On The Sidewalk video below, featuring the finest young talent...

October 4, 2016

CEO fraud, Business Email Compromise, even Bogus Boss attacks; whatever you choose to call them, they’re on the rise, and represent a huge threat to organizations around the world. For those of you unfamiliar with the phenomenon, it is a form of social engineering in w...

September 14, 2016

It was interesting to discover last week that Hillary Clinton’s campaign is using the encrypted messaging app Signal. Vanity Fair magazine claims that they began to do so following this year’s Democratic National Convention data leaks.
This is a great opportunity to...

September 9, 2016

As part of this series exploring the range of secure communications available, I’ve already covered the shambles that is SMS, and examined the not unsubstantial delta between how Apple markets its iMessage service, and the way independent experts describe it. So next u...

September 5, 2016

In my last thought piece, I addressed some of the pitfalls of entrusting secure messaging to SMS. In fact, I think it’s fair to say there should be serious doubts about using it for anything at all. I also promised to take a look at some of the other platforms most peo...

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