Level the Internet Playing Field

As well as completely transforming our communications and leisure time, the internet has become an important source of income for many millions of people. No longer does a budding entrepreneur need access to a wealth of specialized knowledge or capital to start up on their own. The business opportunities available online are almost limitless, unrestricted […]

Watching the News Online

I’m a self confessed News addict, wherever I go I need to get my fix of the news everyday. ¬†Years ago, this was very difficult when you were travelling – no radio channels (except the wonderful World Service), only local TV channels and of course no internet. ¬† I well remember paying 10 times the […]

Using Proxies to Bypass Blocks

For years you’d never really hear the word ‘proxies’ mentioned outside IT departments, however that’s all changed. I overheard last week, a heated discussion about the use of proxy servers between a group of retired people in a Spanish bar. This is because previously proxy servers were usually just used in large corporate networks to […]

Are You Safe – Internet Travellers

I remember a few months ago reading a computer security report conducted for a large international hotel chain. It was an assessment of the security of the various computer services that this chain provided for it’s guests. The report covered many areas, but the real headline of the document was what the security firm found […]