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Tech News : New Windows Feature Displays Which Apps Have Been Listening-In

The new Privacy Auditing feature in Windows 11 allows users to see a list of which apps have accessed their microphone or camera recently, plus details of any other suspicious activity.  See Which Apps Have Accessed Your Microphone and Camera  David Weston, Microsoft’s VP for Enterprise and OS Security, highlighted the new privacy feature in …

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Featured Article: How Can You Protect Yourself From ‘Identity Theft’?

With identity theft and the resulting identity fraud becoming more widespread, we look at how to spot the signs that you may be a victim, the effects on victims, plus how to reduce the risk of having your identity stolen and used for fraud.  What Are Identity Theft and Identity Fraud?  Identity theft is when …

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Tech Insight : What Are Wi-Fi 5 And 6 … And What’s The Difference??

In this tech-insight, we look at what Wi-Fi 5 And 6 are including their differences plus the improvements that Wi-Fi 6 offers.  Wi-Fi Standards  Wi-Fi 5 and Wi-Fi 6 are the names of the most recent Wi-Fi standards. Wi-Fi standards are sets of services and protocols that dictate how a Wi-Fi network (and other data …

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Tech News : Regulations Dictate More Action Needed On Fake Content

A Strengthened EU ‘Code of Practice on Disinformation’ will require big tech companies to take more action to ensure that purveyors of disinformation do not benefit from advertising revenues.  Broader Range Of Commitments  The strengthened ‘Code of Practice on Disinformation’ will aim to achieve the objectives of the European Commission’s Guidance presented in May 2021, …

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Featured Article : Internet Explorer is Dead. Long Live The King?

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser has been retired after 27 years and here we take a brief look back over its history and why it fell behind competitors before being succeeded by Microsoft Edge.  It Came From ‘Mosaic’  Microsoft first launched its Internet Explorer (IE) browser in 1995. The browser was built under license to Microsoft …

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