TG Bamford

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

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RBS and NatWest issue new cards following hack

On: Tue, 22 January, 2019
Six months after the hack at online ticket company, Ticketmaster, the Royal Bank of Scotland and its subsidiary NatWest have issued customers with replacement cards. The breach is known to have affected more than 40,000 people in the UK. Wr...
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Countdown to the demise of Windows 7

Countdown to the demise of Windows 7

On: Sat, 19 January, 2019
Users of Windows 7, the most popular of Microsoft’s operating systems, have one year left to upgrade to Windows 10. After that deadline, Microsoft will end support for its nine-year-old system. The 14 January 2020 will see Microsoft no lo...
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Rise of the machines? Perhaps not

Rise of the machines? Perhaps not

On: Fri, 18 January, 2019
The phenomenal growth in AI and robotics seen over the last decade has had many worried about some nightmare Skynet scenario as seen in the Terminator films. However, the latest attempt to replace humans with robots did not get off to a ste...
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How Fortnite came to conquer the world

How Fortnite came to conquer the world

On: Thu, 17 January, 2019
While you attempt to engage your beloved children beyond the grunts they make while killing their friends on Fortnite, you may wonder how it came to this – whether there may be a time you’ll ever get the kids back. Today it is e...
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Look Google, no hands!

On: Mon, 14 January, 2019
Google has received approval by the American Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its Project Soli. This aims to replace buttons and touchscreens on smart devices with hand gestures. Once established the interactive control system wi...
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Microsoft to exile temporary files on new PCs

On: Fri, 11 January, 2019
If you buy a Windows PC this year, you may well notice that the available space on your new hard drive looks a wee bit smaller than you might have thought. This is because Microsoft has taken a chunk of it for storing temporary files genera...
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Twelve cyber rules of Christmas

Twelve cyber rules of Christmas

On: Thu, 27 December, 2018
While we are busy unwrapping those must-have devices Father Christmas has brought down the chimney for you it is essential you take the time to make sure they are secure, and you don’t inadvertently invite the grinch hackers in. It’...
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