Technology

Why I Use AdBlock Plus

Adblock Plus

AdBlock Plus is a free piece of software that blocks adverts as you browse the web. I’ve never had a problem with the idea that websites make money by carrying adverts in order deliver content to us for free.

Unfortunately, some less responsible sites have introduced some highly intrusive advertising.

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Drones Spotted Hovering Over Paris Landmarks

droneFrance24 reports that drones have been spotted flying over the US Embassy and various Paris landmarks.  This comes just a few months after sightings of drones over nuclear power plants, the owners of which were never traced.  Authorities are apparently working on methods to improve tracing drones in future.

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Which? Guide to Protecting Your Social Media Profiles

Social Media

Which? has produced an excellent online guide on how to protect your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn profiles.  This guide contains step-by-step instructions for checking and improving your security/privacy settings.

The Perils of Social Media

Social Media

 Most of us have heard of a “Facebook Party” where a teenager posts details on social media and finds they have more guests than they anticipated. One such party in a £1 million Highgate home ended up with 600 guests and the property being trashed.  Another party invitation in Haren, Netherlands, despite being cancelled in advance and police issuing warnings not to come, had 3,000 visitors and turned into a riot.  Read more…

Tips for Staying Safe Online

How To

Here are some tips for protecting your computer and staying safe online.

•Use antivirus software: ◦There are a number of free ones out there such as Microsoft Security Essentials and AVG.
•Make sure your firewall is enabled.

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