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Virtual Backpack

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Last week I met with the company behind Virtual Backpack – a new service which offers safe, secure online storage of vital info such as passport details, national insurance numbers … Continue reading

Hard lessons in social media: Online polls

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I’ve just updated my list of social media lessons learned the hard way with details of an online poll which appears to have backfired. In summary, part of a multi-million … Continue reading

Back in business

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Some of you may have noticed that my blog and portfolio sites were down yesterday following an attack by hackers. I was delighted to find out today that the attack … Continue reading

Twitter adds account verification

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Just days after my post on the risks of cybersquatting in Social Media, Twitter have annouced that they are beta-testing account verification. According to the official statement, to “prevent identity … Continue reading

Cybersquatting 2.0 – protecting your name in Social Media

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The rise and rise of Social Networking Sites has brought about new risks to an organisation’s online brand, but whilst my last post explored Web 2.0 mistakes which organisation could … Continue reading

Google Docs and security

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A colleague recently asked me about Google Docs, wanting to know if it would be suitable to share documents within the organisation. She had heard that other Council’s were using … Continue reading

The benefits of a false identity

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I’m not saying that we should all be using false identities all the time, but my practice of occasionally giving a fake name, date of birth and address seems to … Continue reading

Survey Monkey useful features

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I’ve been using Survey Monkey within my organisation for two months now (see my original post about its accessibility, which I’m still looking into). I must say I’ve been very … Continue reading

Google Analytics – the risks of 3rd party script

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The Register has recently reported on the potential security vulnerability of using Google Analytics, and as we use this for various sites I thought it worth exploring a little further, … Continue reading

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