History today – BYOD and the need for a smartphone policy

We all live through history. Seminal events, big changes in life, landmark breakthroughs and the like, however noteworthy, come to have a greater significance in the future, seen from afar, analysed, placed in a wider context. Like when the internet came – some of us remember hearing about it at school, a teacher remarking you […]

Thinking about cookies

We love cookies here at Acumin. We adore them, we ‘heart’ them and dig them like we dig the Rolling Stones when they were pushing a more R&B vibe back in the Swinging 60’s. We have come across Maggie Loves Cookies recently, we have to say, they are a pretty good bet, perhaps you will […]

“Snoop bill” sparks fierce debate about privacy

“There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire […]

Anonymous attack mocks government security measures

They knew it was coming, yet they still couldn’t stop it. A few days before Anonymous launched a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack against the coalition government’s Home Office website; it announced its plans to the world. And still it couldn’t be thwarted. This proclamation, loud and vocal the digital way, is seen by many as […]

The big snooping debate

After announcing that it is considering introducing a new bill that will give the GCHQ unprecedented powers to monitor people’s emails, texts, social media content, phone calls and web browsing history – in real time – the government has had to defend itself from a barrage of condemnation. Critics of the proposed legislation, which may […]