What Are ‘Deadbots’?

deadbots

Following warnings by ethicists at Cambridge University that AI chatbots made to simulate the personalities of deceased loved ones could be used to spam family and friends, we take a look at the subject of so-called “deadbots”.  Griefbots, Deadbots, Postmortem Avatars  The Cambridge study, entitled “Griefbots, Deadbots, Postmortem Avatars: on Responsible Applications of Generative AI in…

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Could ‘Digital Mindfulness’ Reduce Your Tech Stress? 

Digital Mindfulness

In this insight, we look at what ‘digital mindfulness’ is, how it could help you and your business, and what challenges there are to introducing it.  The ‘Digital Stress’ Problem  Although the digital age has revolutionised work in terms of levels of productivity and connectivity, it has come at a cost. A significant challenge emerging…

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What Is ‘Customer Journey Mapping’ Software? 

In this tech insight, we look at what customer journey mapping is, its benefits, the challenges of using it, and also we look at some of the popular customer journey mapping software solutions available.  What Is Customer Journey Mapping?  Customer journey mapping refers to a strategic process (that’s used by marketers) to visualise and understand…

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DMARC Diligence (Part 1) : The Basics of Email Authentication

Domain Protection

In this, the first of a series of three articles explaining DMARC and email authentication, we look at why SPF, DKIM, and DMARC are the key pillars of email authentication.  The Issue  Businesses face numerous cyber threats, with email being one of the most common attack vectors. Phishing, spoofing, and malware are prevalent issues, making email…

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What Are ‘Virtual’ Credit Cards? 

Virtual Credit Cards

In this tech-insight, we take a look at the world of virtual cards, who offers them, their benefits, and other secure payment alternatives. What Are Virtual Credit Card Numbers?  Virtual credit cards and their card numbers (as the name suggests) only exist in the virtual world, e.g. in an app on your phone, and are…

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‘Only’ Double IT Spending Growth (To $5 Trillion)

5 Trillion Global IT Spend

New research from Gartner has predicted that global IT spending this year will reach $5 trillion and IT spending growth will be more than double that of 2023.  A First – Spending More On IT Than Communications  In its IT spending forecast, Gartner predicts that the massive $5 trillion global spend means that spending on…

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Cyber Criminals With A PR Department

Cyber Criminals With A PR Department

A whitepaper by researchers at Sophos highlights how, rather than remaining anonymous, ransomware gangs now engage with the media to shape the narrative around a hack and gain a tactical and strategic advantage.  The Ransomware Threat  Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system or data (typically by…

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Cameras In Airbnb Properties – What Are The Rules?

Hidden Cameras in AirBnB

Following the Metro recently highlighting the issue of undisclosed cameras being used by a small number of Airbnb hosts, we take a look at what the rules say, reports in the news of this happening, and what you can do to protect yourself.  Do Airbnb Hosts Have The Right To Film Guests?  You may be…

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