Facebook Trends That Tell Us About the Business Future

Facebook trends reveal further business expansion or social welfare?

Facebook trends reveal further business expansion or social welfare?

Nowadays business is all about trends – trends in buying and selling, liking and disliking, investment and spending, tax and social values. Trends are analysed by algorithms. Trends actually dictate the future now.

One of the trends worth watching is what is happening to Facebook and their acquisitive, land grabbing tendencies as they buy up 200 acres prime acres in Silicon Valley.

They are moving from social media to social engineering. Read more…

Designing Security Into Your Website Is Crucial in an Unsafe Online World

Back to the (electronic) drawing board for designing security

Back to the (electronic) drawing board for designing security

Designing Security Into Your Website Is Crucial in an Unsafe Online World

This is update Blog 2 on web security

We continue our series on web security – this one is on designing security in.

In the age of fear beginning to border on paranoia – and who can wonder why? – trust in the web and its content is plummeting rapidly, it is generally accepted.

Scams, phishing and all its relatives, hacking, identity theft, card fraud, loss of privacy … the list goes on and on as people are waking up to the dangers they may be in through the internet. Yet, our world is rapidly becoming dependent on it.

So, how can anybody have faith in anything? Particularly, if you want your business website to attract customers who feel safe and cherished enough to spend with you and come back again? Read more…

Google Ups the Anti in Fight for Web Security to Be Designed In

Web security is about having effective locks in place

Web security is about having effective locks in place

Google Ups the Anti in Fight for Web Security to Be Designed In
This is: Update Blog 1 on web security

Web security just doesn’t go away. It remains the top issue with the internet, really.

So, in the wake of those continuing concerns about web security, Google called for HTTPS everywhere, to be secure by default. HTTPS matters.
In fact they believe in securing individual and business data so much that they are updating their algorithms to give preference to sites using secure HTTPS signals following testing and are expected to give ranking preferences to to HTTPS sites in the future. Read more…

Apple Watch Resets the Time Zones

What would Steve Jobs make of the Apple Watch?

What would Steve Jobs make of the Apple Watch?

Questions inspired by the new Apple Watch

MBF Director and runner Steve Barber would buy the new Apple Watch if it had ‘standalone GPS. Currently if you wanted to use the Apple Watch as a GPS running watch you would also need to carry your iPhone, not great.‘

Lisa thinks they’re ‘far too expensive for a fashion item’. Dan Williams might be persuaded if it was under £200 but may be more interested in the second generation version.

He said, ‘The industry needs to decide what the most useful feature of these actually is. I think they look great and Apple have made a wise decision to market it as a fashion accessory.’

So, as MBF/Dessol staff have their say and Apple watchers wait anxiously as the giant company launches its long awaited computer on a wrist, the Apple Watch, questions are being asked although we do know a certain amount already . Read more…

Fighting To Hold On to Your Personal Data

Mining of your personal data is big business

Mining of your personal data is big business

 

Your personal data is a perennial issue that will just not go away. The fact that you have given it away for free or almost nothing makes the situation worse.

In fact it becomes ever more urgent, because the way things are, the big extractors of personal data will go on hoovering it up and use it for whatever they choose to do with it.

We raised this back in December 2011 in Just How Valuable Is Your Web Data? ; in April 2012 in Personal Data: Government Plans a Rich Harvest and in June 2012 with Who Actually Owns Your Social Media?

And every time you get spam because they allege you have agreed to it, you can only curse the onward selling (misuse) of your personal data to benefit the commercial interests of others. Read more…