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.

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Leaping from Windows XP ThinkPad to Bodhi Linux

Finally switched my ageing laptop from Windows XP to Linux…

Initial impressions good:– faster shut-down (almost instant)– faster boot– faster login– faster all round.. and not just a little. It is a LOT faster at everything. I haven’t yet had a chance to sit back and sigh impatiently. On Windows XP I was generally . . . → Read More: Leaping from Windows XP ThinkPad to Bodhi Linux

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

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 See/Monitor The Cookies A Website Creates?

Suddenly, with the recent EU Directive on Privacy/Website Cookies it has become important to understand what cookies your website creates and when. If you need to analyse website cookies, see what functions create/access them and when, this post explains how.

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What’s The EU Privacy/Cookie Directive & What Do I Have Do About It?

The EU Privacy directive affecting website cookies came into force in UK law on 26 May 2011, and applies not just to UK based websites but any website that caters for people in the European market—wherever the company is based. That means every website visited by people in the EU, including those outside the . . . → Read More: What’s The EU Privacy/Cookie Directive & What Do I Have Do About It?

How To Stop Facebook Using Your Actions To Promote Products

Protecting Your Privacy On Facebook

You may have noticed that sometimes your friends appear to endorse products in facebook adverts like the one shown here. What’s wrong with this you may wonder, after all, you did ‘Like’ this, so maybe its ok for facebook to show your endorsement on the advert too?

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