Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ll have heard the news about the Yahoo data breach. If you haven’t, the basics are that Yahoo User details were compromised a few years back, and anyone that had an email account with them up until that point may have had their email addresses and passwords released. But it’s worse than that: Yahoo was also fulfilling the … [Read more...] about The Yahoo Breach Affects 1 Billion – What Do You Do Now?
A big part of my job for the last few months has been updating my agency’s data protection policies and practices in order to get us in line with the forthcoming EU data protection law, known as the GDPR (General Data Protection Ruling). It’s been a lot of fun, and it’s not quite over, but some people have asked me whether all that work’s been scuppered after the result of … [Read more...] about Brexit And GDPR – A Politics-Free Post
If you've been reading for a while, you've probably noticed that I'm a big fan of working with as much information as I can get. And what's the best way to get that information from websites when you're not much of a programmer? Scraping. There are loads of really good web scraping tools out there, many of which can be adapted for a variety of purposes. But which ones find … [Read more...] about My Favourite Scrapers
Yesterday, UsvsTh3m published a fun post where they used Google search suggestions to find out which celebrities may have been murdered by the Illuminati. It was an amusing post and, as is my way, I started wondering whether that kind of stuff could be used for any content creation, so I had a quick look into it. Unfortunately, I don't have any clients working in the … [Read more...] about UsVsTh3m’s Illuminati Celebrity Murders: The Complete Spreadsheet