How To Keep Safe Online: Disable Java

Keep safe online: I strongly recommend disabling Java plugins in your web browser and consider uninstalling Java altogether. While this is more of an issue on Windows computers for the time being, Linux and Apple iOS users should also take action because Java based vulerabilities are easily redirected to attack any platform.

A recent . . . → Read More: How To Keep Safe Online: Disable Java

Free Encrypted Online Backup, File Sharing & Synchronisation

At last, privacy and security are being addressed in the cloud.

SpiderOak are late to the party, but their solution is best of breed in my opinion, and early landgrabbers like DropBox and Syncplicity (amongst others) should be quaking in their boots. By the way, all these services offer useful amounts of free storage, . . . → Read More: Free Encrypted Online Backup, File Sharing & Synchronisation

EU Cookies Plugin—EU Privacy Directive Compliance For WordPress Websites

The EU Cookies Plugin helps your WordPress website comply with EU privacy regulations, with NO popups, NO scarey messages, and NO disabling of website functionality.

This plugin won’te lose you website traffic.

For almost all websites, it will be sufficient to install this plugin, check that it applies to what you actually do, and . . . → Read More: EU Cookies Plugin—EU Privacy Directive Compliance For WordPress Websites

How To Comply With The EU Cookie Directive (from May 26th 2012)

This post explains how to comply with the EU cookie directive which came into force on May 26th 2012. If you have not taken action or want to review the measures you have put in place, this post gives some background and provides recommendations to help you comply with the law without losing website . . . → Read More: How To Comply With The EU Cookie Directive (from May 26th 2012)

Unthink Social Network—Homestead Deed (Full Text)

I just received my invite to Unthink, a brand new “all-in-one” social network from, I don’t know who—because their “about” page doesn’t say who they are. I’ve written a bit more about Unthink in the following post:

[link coming.. be patient :-)]

Unthink.com is a slick website, but what struck me most is . . . → Read More: Unthink Social Network—Homestead Deed (Full Text)

Facebook Marketing Tip: Add Your Facebook Pages To Your Personal Profile

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This is such an obvious but useful tip I am kicking myself for not having thought of it sooner!

Instead of presenting people with a lengthy CV of places I used to work I have now used my business Facebook Pages to show my current employment. This both looks good and shares my Facebook . . . → Read More: Facebook Marketing Tip: Add Your Facebook Pages To Your Personal Profile

Facebook Marketing Tip: What To Put In My Personal Facebook Profile

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I don’t put much personal information in my personal Facebook profile. Why not? I will explain in a moment, but oddly perhaps, maintaining my privacy benefits my Facebook marketing. This is because by not sharing much personal information I am able to make my personal profile visible to everyone, and use my personal profile . . . → Read More: Facebook Marketing Tip: What To Put In My Personal Facebook Profile

How to Whitelist Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Outlook, AOL, Hotmail, Thunderbird, & Other Email Clients

Email newsletters often end up accidentally being sent to the spam folder in your email, even though you signed up for them! To avoid this you need to “whitelist” the sender, but this is slightly different for each different email program and service.

In this post I’ll show you how to stop those important . . . → Read More: How to Whitelist Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Outlook, AOL, Hotmail, Thunderbird, & Other Email Clients

What Can Google Do With Your Copyright Content & Photos?

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What happens when you post your copyright material to Google+? What rights does Google “assume” from your sharing? Do you realise, that like Facebook, Google has the right to do just about anything it likes with your data, personal photos and prose?

There has been a lot of debate about what rights online services . . . → Read More: What Can Google Do With Your Copyright Content & Photos?