If criminals can create their own reality, how can they be stopped?
Deepfakes, realistic counterfeit videos created by artificial intelligence, are being posted online in ever greater numbers, says a new report. In the last year, there has been a 100% increase in deepfakes on the web, and while the vast majority (96%) of them are pornographic in nature, this technology also poses a major security risk for businesses – because as deepfakes improve, their effectiveness as a means to commit fraud also gets better.Read More »
RBS is banking on its new fingerprint tech to lead the way.
Royal Bank of Scotland is piloting a bank card with a built-in fingerprint reader. The card, made by digital security firm Gemalto, will enable customers to make payments that exceed the £30 contactless limit, without them having to enter their PIN. But is such biometric security safe enough to be used for something so important?Read More »
TMB’s dedication and adaptability recognised.
Technology Means Business has been added to the Network Group 2019 Awards shortlist.
The nomination, in the category ‘Leading by Example – Member of the Year’, is welcome recognition of the work TMB has done in recent months to overhaul its managed IT services and reshape its service delivery for its customers.Read More »
Is it time to augment your business reality?
In May 2018, we asked ‘Is the Microsoft HoloLens Worth It For SMEs?’ Now, as of yesterday, it’s time to ask whether the HoloLens 2 has worthwhile uses in a business setting or whether it’s merely a solution looking for a problem.Read More »
The meme ban and link tax are back on the table again.
Controversial new copyright laws proposed by the EU edged closer to reality this week, having been thus far delayed by disagreements between various stakeholders. Up until now, France and Germany had been at an impasse in regarding some of the conditions of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (the EU Copyright Directive to its friends), but a compromise between the two nations has now been reached, opening the way for the next stage of negotiations. And right at the heart of the discussions will be Article 11 and Article 13 – sections of the proposed legislation that have elicited uproar from major web companies and web creatives alike.Read More »
Internet reports surfaced earlier this month that have set a few tongues wagging.
The reports came on the back of a post from a Twitter user who initially wrote a message claiming to show a screenshot of a website for a project named ‘Bali’. The user wrote that “Microsoft Bali is a project that can delete all your connection and account information” and that the project was still in private beta.Read More »
Recognised at Disability-Smart Awards
Last year’s Disability-Smart Awards recognised organisations and individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to disabled people and Microsoft was recognised for its own efforts in ensuring that its products can be used by as many people as possible.Read More »
We take a look at the stories that caught our eye last year.
The first week of 2019 is nearly over. The last of your new year’s hangover is finally fading, and the extra inch you’ve added to your waistline over the festive period now appears to be a permanent feature of your body. What better time to reflect on the past 12 months?Read More »
Microsoft launches Microsoft 365 Freelance Toolkit.Read More »
Health service still not protecting itself, despite major ransomware attack.
Following the widespread damage caused by a high-profile ransomware attack, you might expect the NHS to have implemented an equally widespread cyber security strategy. Recently released research, however, has revealed a somewhat more patchy approach – one that provides a perfect example of how not to do things.Read More »