Governments trying to get data from Angry Birds

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Following the news that UK and US governments have been trying to get personal data from mobile applications like Angry Birds, Tony Dearsley, Computer Forensics Manager at Kroll Ontrack UK, commented: “Apps like Angry Birds, which are ostensibly free rely upon advertising revenue to exist. The advertising is typically targeted at the user by virtue of their online activities and profile gathered by the app supplier. There is risk inherent with many such ‘free’ apps and when you install them they ask/demand access to many areas such as contact list, network, internet and a plethora of other running services on the device. Most people answer yes to the prompts, not realising the level of information to which they have given access.

 

“Act with caution when installing Apps and granting permissions. Ask yourself would I give the information this app is asking for to a stranger in the street.”

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Economic recovery will enable SMEs to grow with the help of technology

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With economic growth in the UK predicted to increase in 2014, small and medium enterprises will be able to find their feet again, but only with the help of advanced IT systems and networks.

Although the world is becoming ever more reliant on technology with most larger businesses operating on sophisticated IT systems, many smaller companies still do not make the most of what technology has to offer. Cloud Computing Specialist Company, Qubic, say that SMEs who do not maximise the use of the technology are potentially restricting their own growth.

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UK tech sector records best growth performance for almost a decade, according to KPMG/Markit Tech Monitor UK report

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London, January 28, 2014

The UK tech sector shifted up another gear during the fourth quarter of 2013, with strong inflows of new work driving the steepest expansion of business activity for almost a decade, according to the latest KPMG/Markit Tech Monitor UK report. As a result, the UK tech sector ended the year on a much firmer growth footing than it started, with a cyclical upswing first emerging in the spring of 2013 and picking up sharply since the autumn.

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Join Us in DC for the Tea Party’s 5 Year Anniversary Event!

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On Thursday, February 27, 2014, the Tea Party movement will be five years old. Five years ago, Americans around the country spontaneously united to stand up to government waste, government overreach and government abuse. Five years ago, we said “no more” to watching our elected officials ignore the Constitution and the free market principles this country was founded on. With the auto bailouts, stimulus packages, Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), and the utter abandonment of fiscal responsibility, it was clear Washington was in need of a serious intervention.

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