Our blogThe things we like to say

Posts in May 2013

I was recently sent a link for this article, which on first reading might sound almost sensible but there are a couple of issues / questions.

Firstly they do not define what 'adult content' is, without this it is not possible to know what they will...

Read more

We have seen a lot of things in the news of late about the so called 'snoopers charter' and how it will make the country a safer place and think about the kids dammit!

So will the snoopers charter make the country a safer place for anyone at all ?

Short and sweet answer - No

The charter is aimed at allowing for the collection of pretty much all information...

Read more

The Online Safety Bill had its first reading in the house of lords on Tuesday 14 May 2013. It is described as a bill to make provision about the promotion of online safety; to require internet service providers and mobile phone operators to provide a service that excludes adult content; to require...

Read more

There is an ongoing battle between the ISPs and the music / movie industry, where the later is trying to force the former to block content, so lets look at this in more detail, will it work? should it be done?

Will it work? Simple answer NO.

Ok lets expand a bit, how does blocking generally work? The ISP is given a list of IPs or domains to block access to, this will only...

Read more

Can you give users their privacy while at the same time maintaining security?

As a company that is concerned about both sides of this coin, this is a question that we often have to ask ourselves when we are building software solutions. Can the solutions we build to assist security be used to compromise a users privacy?

Lets examine fraud prevention and other systems where...

Read more

Following on from yesterdays post regarding fresh proposals planned over cyber-monitoring our attention has been drawn to a new posting on out-law.com which you can read here.

BT has...

Read more

Fresh proposals to investigate crime in cyberspace are being promised, after the so-called "snoopers' charter" was dropped from the Queen's Speech.

The measures to be brought forward would help protect "the public and the investigation of crime in cyberspace".

The main plan is to find a way to more closely match internet protocol (IP) addresses to individuals, to identify...

Read more

Today saw the launch of our new 'Coding in Schools' initiative. This initiative is something we have been working on for a considerable amount of time.

We feel it is very important to be able to give something back to the local community as well as the IT industry as a whole, and we are hoping that this initiative will allow to do both.

We are now seeking sponsors and...

Read more