I’ve written here before about politicians and technology, including the daft attempts by Theresa May to try and outlaw end to end encryption in the UK. If you need yet further proof that we suffer from nasty authoritarian politicians with little understanding of tech in the UK, look no further than the Tory manifesto, with… Read More UK censorship gets ever closer
Today computers across the world have been hit by ransomware – notably including the UK’s NHS, and Spanish telco Telefonica. Some initial comments suggested “well, $300 isn’t a very big amount, it’s probably not professionals.” But when you see the scope of this attack, $300 from a lot of those people is a huge amount… Read More $300 ransom? It’s the price of doing business
Earlier this summer, UK mobile network Three announced a massive expansion of their “Feel at Home” scheme, essentially adding all the missing European countries to the list. This means that, wherever you are in the EU, calls, texts and data are priced the same as when you’re at home. Three’s package also includes some other… Read More Feeling at home with Three?
There has been a fair amount of coverage in the news recently about the closing of what’s been called the ‘iPlayer loophole.’ This was a gap in the rules for the TV licence that said that you only needed to pay for one if you received live television, including over the internet. So, if you… Read More TV makers cause trouble for Auntie’s iPlayer loophole
In the wake of the UK’s referendum on EU membership, there has been a lot happening in politics. One of those things is the launch of a new movement – it’s not a political party – called More United. If the name sounds familiar, then that’s because it’s based on a phrase said by the… Read More Love tech, hate online voting
Android Pay launched today in the UK, so I decided I’d have a quick play with it on my Moto X (2014), and see how well it works. Most of the time these days, I don’t take cash out with me, since all the local places I shop use contactless. Potentially, then, this could mean… Read More A quick first look at Android Pay in the UK
When you see people posting dire warnings, sometimes it’s a good idea to Google them. One I’ve seen today is about not calling a number that rings you, because it costs you £42 just to ring it, and £14 for a text. Here it is in its entirety: ***WARNING THIS NUMBER 07677847913*** has rang me… Read More Scary numbers