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Sunday, 5 September, 2010 - 23:00

I watch many television programmes these days with a strong element of scepticism; travel and nature programmes are often the worst offenders of exaggeration.

The emphasis of these...

Saturday, 4 September, 2010 - 23:00

We reported on a recent case of the Facebook scam where criminals are hacking into users Facebook accounts and tricking their friends and families into parting with money in order to help them out of whatever made-up situation the scammer has made up. See Hackers con gap year parents article for more information.

Since the...

Tuesday, 24 August, 2010 - 23:00

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Sunday, 22 August, 2010 - 23:00

Identity theft comes in many forms. Traditionally we think of it as people getting your personal details through theft of your passport or driving licence and this information being used to clone your identity in order to take out loans and credit cards in your name or to gain access to your bank account; but with the advent of social networking there is yet more risk…

It does sometimes feel like I write and talk about the drawbacks of social networking more than I...

Wednesday, 18 August, 2010 - 23:00

If ever there was a story to reaffirm the point I made in my recent news blog entry (Warning tourists of the dangers of ‘Balconing’) here it is.

Now I’m not suggesting that this incident in Corfu was anything other than an accident, but it does once again demonstrate two things; balconies are dangerous places...