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Tech Insight : ISDN To be Switched Off

Posted by staffituk_admin on  April 28, 2021
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With BT Openreach officially setting the timeframe for switching off PSTN/ISDN, we look at what this means for businesses. ISDN an PSTN Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), which really came into being in the 1990s, is a set of communication standards that are used for simultaneous digital transmission of voice, video, data, and other network services over the digitised circuits of the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). The PSTN is a broad term for the

Featured Article – How To Browse Privately

Posted by staffituk_admin on  April 28, 2021
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This article takes a brief look at what private browsing actually means with popular browsers and software, and how genuinely private browsing could be achieved. Why Browse Privately? Over 80 percent of websites use one or more tracking tools (Epic) and reasons for private browsing may be to avoid having your browsing history recorded, perhaps being on a shared or public computer (to avoid being tracked by your browser), or to avoid downloading cookies (to avoid

Tech News : EU To Ban “Unacceptable” Use of AI

Posted by staffituk_admin on  April 28, 2021
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Following last week’s leak of proposed new rules about the use of AI systems, The European Commission looks likely to ban some “unacceptable” usage of AI in Europe. The Leak and the Letter This latest announcement that the European Commission aims to ban “AI systems considered a clear threat to the safety, livelihoods and rights of people” (and thereby “unacceptable”) follows the ‘leak’ last week of the proposed new rules to govern the use of AI (particularly

Tech News : MI5 ‘Think before You Link’ Campaign Warning To Staff

Posted by staffituk_admin on  April 28, 2021
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MI5 is using a ‘Think before You Link’ campaign to warn its workers about the growing threat of being targeted for information by actors for hostile states using fake profiles on platforms such as LinkedIn. Think before You Link It has been reported that MI5 believes that more than 10,000 British nationals have been targeted online in the past five years by hostile states.  With this in mind, the UK’s Centre for the Protection of

Tech Tip – Receive Only Your Important Notifications in Outlook

Posted by staffituk_admin on  April 28, 2021
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If you would like to save time by configuring Outlook to only send you alerts when important emails arrive, here’s how: This involves setting up custom alert rules for specific people whose emails are particularly important to you e.g., the boss and other colleagues. To set up a custom alerting rule for a specific person: – Open Outlook, find an email from someone for whom you want an alert. – Right-click the email (or go