Archive for 'Internet Browsing' Category

How to protect yourself from snoopers

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Now that the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 AKA Snooper’s Charter – is law, how can you protect yourself from government snoopers? The new law forces internet service providers to keep a record of all the websites you visit for up to a year. It also obliges companies to decrypt data on demand and gives government security […]

Amazon makes first drone delivery

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, December 16, 2016

Amazon has made its first commercial delivery using a drone, in the UK. The package arrived safely at its destination in Cambridge, 13 minutes after being ordered. A video showing the process details how the order was completed using an electrically powered drone flying at up to 400ft. As part of the testing for the […]

Blockchain bandits hit crypto start-ups

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

There is a growing interest by hackers in fledgling firms seeking to build businesses around blockchains and digital currencies. That is troubling given the current fever of interest in the blockchain. Many see it as the element of the Bitcoin crypto-currency that will have lasting influence. Visa has announced plans to launch a blockchain payments […]

GDPR- what does shake up of EU data laws really mean?

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The GDPR laws are intended to give power back to citizens over how their data is processed and used The data protection regulation’s stated aim is to give citizens back control of their personal data as well as simplifying the regulatory environment. It could mean huge fines for companies that breach the law and offer […]

EU accuses Google of search abuse

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The European Union has filed a complaint against Google over its alleged anti competitive behaviour. The competition commissioner said she had issued a “statement of objections”, stating that the firm’s promotion of its own shopping links amounted to an abuse of its dominance in search. It follows a five year investigation into the company and […]

Minecraft- good or evil?

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, March 30, 2015

Minecraft the computer game occupies millions of children- in homes as well as classrooms. Minecraft is “digital Lego” – a computer game in which you build things using cubic blocks. But it’s Lego on steroids. You never run out of blocks and they never topple over. You can walk among your own creations, and play […]

Online music videos to have age ratings

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Prime Minister has announced a scheme to put age ratings on online music videos. David Cameron mentioned it during a speech about families and admits he has banned his own children from watching certain content online. Only three of the major UK record labels- Sony, Warner and Universal have signed up to the scheme, […]

The dangers of the Connected Home

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, August 18, 2014

The Internet of Things (IoT)  lets us communicate and connect via a myriad of different technologies. The IoT promises to  let stuff, devices and gadgets connect in the same way that humans do via the internet. Already it is possible to get smart thermostats, fridges, ovens, washing machines, air conditioners, lights, plugs, music players, baby […]

Sir Tim Berners-Lee- UK and US govt encryption cracking is appalling and foolish

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who created the world wide web called for a “full and frank public debate” over internet surveillance by the National Security Agency and GCHQ- warning that the system of checks and balances to oversee the agencies has failed. As the inventor of the global system of inter-connectivity known as the web, with […]

UK creating offensive cyber force capability

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, September 30, 2013

The UK is creating a new cyberforce unit which will have an offensive capability, the defence secretary has announced. The Ministry of Defence is recruiting hundreds of reservists as computer experts to work alongside regular forces in the creation of the new Joint Cyber Reserve Unit (JCRU). The new unit will also, if necessary, launch […]