TG Bamford

A veteran freelance journalist writing extensively on internet news and cybersecurity.

Vodafone introduces kid trackers

Vodafone introduces kid trackers

On: Friday, 13 July, 2018
Vodafone have this week proudly displayed two new wearables, their latest technology offering. They include a band and a watch which Vodafone say will enable parents to stay in contact with their offspring, particularly ‘when parents star...
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22 years ago, Hotmail was born – lets raise a glass in tribute 2

Happy birthday to Hotmail

On: Tuesday, 10 July, 2018
Last week saw the 22nd anniversary of the founding of Hotmail. Launching in 1996, its founders, Californians Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith introduced one of the first webmail services on the Internet, alongside RocketMail which would later b...
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150,000 patients exposed in NHS data breach

150,000 patients exposed in NHS data breach

On: Monday, 9 July, 2018
The NHS confirmed it had recently suffered a major data breach that left 150,000 patients’ sensitive health-related data exposed. It transpired the data breach took place through a coding error in the software used by GPs. The software is...
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Have a cyber safe summer holiday

Have a cyber safe summer holiday

On: Wednesday, 4 July, 2018
In our joined-up, high-tech lives making sure we are safe when going on holiday is an absolute necessity. Increasingly this includes our devices. Here then is our cybersecurity checklist you should cover when about to go on holiday, while t...
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Guess what Facebook’s got in store?

Guess what Facebook’s got in store?

On: Wednesday, 4 July, 2018
If you’re the type who worries we are sleepwalking into an Orwellian high-tech world, you may want to look away now. We’re here today to check out some of the many patents Facebook has applied for. The New York Times looked at ...
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Jobs lost as the government’s beleaguered ESN 4G project comes under fire

Jobs lost as ESN 4G project under fire

On: Tuesday, 3 July, 2018
The Emergency Services Network (ESN), the government’s flagship project is floundering. In a tense session in front of the Public Accounts Committee, managers admitted that they had laid-off 70 members of staff, with further plans to lay ...
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