Archive for June, 2013

Google’s tax avoidance damages it’s brand image

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, June 28, 2013

Google’s brand image has been damaged by the criticism of it’s tax avoidance of taxes, a major survey of consumer attitudes has found.The search engine has plummetted over the last year in the Brand Desire research rankings of brands compiled from a survey of 12,000 consumers by Clear, M&C Saatchi’s branding agency. Google was named […]

British electric car sets new world speed record

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A British Drayson lightweight electric car by Racing Technologies has set a new world land speed record.It’s Lola B12 69/EV vehicle hit a top speed of 204.2mph at a racetrack at RAF Elvington in Yorkshire. Chief executive Lord Drayson, who was behind the wheel, said the achievement was designed to highlight electronic vehicle technology’s potential. […]

Online sales in UK now £1 in every £8 spent

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, June 24, 2013

According to the Financial Times the UK leads the world in our takeup of online sales as roughly £1 in every £8 spent is now spent online.That roughly equates to the total sales of all Tescos stores in the UK- the total of all of their supermarkets, metro stores and online as well. Whilst Amazon […]

Google given another data deletion notice

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, June 21, 2013

Google has been given another 35 days to delete the remaining data it “mistakenly collected” while taking pictures for its Street View service, or face criminal proceedings. It’s investigation into Google reopened last year after further revelations about the data taken from wi-fi networks. During that inquiry, additional discs containing private data were found. Google […]

Warning over hacked webcams

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Webcams should be covered when not in use because hackers could be using them to spy on people a charity has warned.Childnet International says webcams should be disconnected when not in use, and teenagers should not leave webcams in bedrooms or other private areas. Hackers are able to gain access to victims’ computers using a […]

China retakes world’s fastest supercomputer crown

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, June 17, 2013

A Chinese supercomputer has beeb named the world’s most powerful computer. Tianhe-2, developed by the government-run National University of Defence Technology, topped the latest list of the fastest 500 supercomputers by a team of international researchers. China last held the top rank between November 2010 and June 2011. According to the list, the US has […]

Online terms and conditions- are they so big they are unenforceable?

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, June 14, 2013

As many online companies’ terms and conditions are now being bigger than Shakespeare’s Hamlet- could it be that “unfair” clauses in agreements are unenforecable? The issue of companies’ online terms and conditions have been in the news in recent years. In December of last year Facebook’s photo sharing site Instagram updated its privacy policy giving […]

US snoopers program PRISM- more information leaking out

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

News that the US government’s National Security Agency (NSA) has been snooping into the phone records of Verizon customers quickly escalated into reports that it also had backdoor access to the major technology companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook.The PRISM programme tapped into the servers of nine internet firms, according to leaked documents obtained by […]

US govt has been spying for years on us

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, June 10, 2013

The National Security Agency (NSA) has been tracking the phone calls, emails and posts of millions of people for years it has been revealed. The Guardian and the Washington Post have announced that the practice is based on a hitherto top secret court order. “The order reprinted in the article does not allow the government […]

Police to target pirate copyright websites

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, June 6, 2013

The City of London Police has started contacting websites it believes are profiting by breaking copyright laws. The police and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau have written to two sites known to share links to pirated copies of music, movies and games. The letters warn the operators of the sites they are breaking UK laws […]