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Trying to escape the bubble

8th May 2019

One of the things I love most about the internet is the wide variety of information. Recently I've found that sites like Quora and Youtube are only showing me information about topics in which I've previously expressed an interest, but that's exactly the opposite of what I want to see. So I deleted all my preferences to see what would happen.

Surveillance Capitalism

4th February 2019

Start The Week on Radio 4 this morning was on the subject of Surveillance Capitalism. It's not a term I was familiar with, but as they started discussing the subject I realised that I know what it is. Essentially it is how large corporations like Google and Facebook have industrialised our personal information, sometimes without our consent but definitely without our full understanding.

Fight for your right to data privacy - Part 2

17th August 2018

What happens when you exercise your rights under GDPR

Fight for your right to data privacy - Part 1

10th August 2018

Tracking down companies that hold our personal data

GDPR - where do we go from here?

25th May 2018

Data privacy is an ongoing process, not a one-off tickbox exercise

Should I #deletefacebook?

28th March 2018

Short answer: maybe. Long answer: read on!

General Data Protection Regulation

15th November 2017

Are you ready for the new Data Protection laws which come into effect on 25 May 2018

Legal issues

1st June 2017

Many people don't realise the legal responsibilities of owning a website, or wrongly believe that because the internet is a new technology it is less policed than other industries.

E-commerce

6th February 2017

Want to get into e-commerce? Read our guide before you get started.

Why you need HTTPS

14th October 2016

Running your website over a secure connection (HTTPS) is fast becoming the norm.