What is a VPN and do you need one?

VPN stands for “Virtual Private Network” and its purpose is to give you complete privacy in your internet activities There have been two different uses of the term “VPN”. The earlier use was in the case of an individual connecting to a work computer while away from that organisation’s internal, local, network. So, for example, …
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Another Year Slips By

It’s three whole years since I started writing this weekly blog for my computer support clients (and anyone else who may stumble upon it) So, I thought I’d have a look back over the last year and see what’s changed and what hasn’t… In December of last year I got my hands on the iPad …
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US government snooping? What about our own Snoopers Charter?

Why is our media getting upset by the NSA and not by our own Snoopers Charter? The recent storm over data privacy – The Guardian 06/06/13 – has not been caused by the US government accessing private data (it does) but by the fact that it has been receiving wholesale, comprehensive data of Verizon customers, …
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