Monday, 14 March 2016 21:43

lost mobile phone

Seeing more and more of these " i lost/dropped/cant remember where" phone posters around what gets me is.

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Wednesday, 18 November 2015 16:41

i shut down a charities mailing list.

Many organisations use email services such as mailchimp or constantcontact.
This may be good to get round many email restrictions by hosts for the emailer but is often bad news for the emailee.

Here is the scenario that meant i single handed managed to get a national charity email list shut down.

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Thursday, 20 August 2015 18:30

Car parking anpr and data protections

One of the car parks in worthing has recently changed to ANPR recognition and charging. They also apparently allow for a major lapse in personal security or some other data protection failure.

When you come to pay, you enter 3 digits of your car registration. not really a roblem but the system then shows a selection of images with rough matches. In these images it is possible to identify the driver.

This can lead to people "randomly " selecting a car and then identify the driver from the image.
Note this is the inly car park i know where you  go in the right and come out the left. aka the wrong side of the road.

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