Category: The Internet

Security, Spam, and Scams – The Daily Battle

Before I start I’d like to point you to a fantastic website which is full of hints & tips to Stay Safe Online! This site has all the information you’d need to stay safe. Check your local police website to see if there are any local workshops where you can go along a participate in…



General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

As you may of all seen in the news etc. GDPR was adopted on 14th April 2016, and became enforceable on the 25th May 2018. Now because the GDPR is a regulation, not a directive, it does not require national governments to pass any enabling legislation and is directly binding and applicable. What is GDPR?…



Stop Article 13 – Censorship of the Internet

How will this impact you Article 13 is a provision in the proposed EU Copyright Directive mandating that all content uploaded to the internet be monitored and potentially deleted if a likeness to existing copyrighted content is detected. This provision will be voted on by the end of 2018. Find out more from C4C, Copybuzz…



Crypto Mining

Gridcoin is an open source cryptocurrency (Ticker: GRC) which securely rewards volunteer computing performed on the BOINC platform. What is BOINC? BOINC is an open source volunteer computing grid which combines the processing power of individual users for the purposes of scientific research. It is free to use and already home to 30+ projects spanning…



Cumbria’s Commissioner Fight Against Cyber Crime

So recently I attended a free “cyber proficiency” course with several of my colleagues at St. Michael’s Church conference room in Workington. It was a very informative, informal course commissioned to Get Safe Online by Cumbria‚Äôs Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall, to deliver cyber safety and awareness training over the next three years… Peter McCall said:”Cybercrime is…