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30th November 2018

Hitting the nail on the head
According to a survey by the consumer organisation, WHICH, completed by 10,000 online shoppers, the Homebase website has been rated bottom of the pile for online shopping experience in UK retail. Its closest competitor, B&Q, fared almost as badly, finishing just two places higher in the list of 118 sites considered.

Abuse privacy at your own risk
Companies which flout the privacy regulations are increasingly paying the penalty, and the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is not pulling its punches. This month it has fined two firms who made unsolicited marketing calls to people registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).

You're grounded
A man from Cambridgeshire has become the first person in the UK to be prosecuted for breaching the Air Navigation Order and flying a drone in the vicinity of another aircraft.

The wood and trees of AI
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the big thing in technology marketing 2018. The internet giants are battling it out to become the kingpins in the field, and every new product announcement has to have AI in it somewhere, even if most people totally misunderstand what AI is and how it works.

31st October 2018

Pulling out of the postal union
The A to Z of bureaucracy
Putting the creep into creepy
Water off a duck's back

27th September 2018

The power of platforms
The Facebook advertising platform and the law
The most politically incorrect,...
Plain English prescribed for doctors

30th August 2018

May may be confusing
Keeping mum on personal data usage
Give me some time and I can make it rhyme
Milk and sugar?

7th August 2018

Well that's another fine mess...
Preying on your insecurities
The final breach of Terms and Conditions
Go to jail, do not pass Go

28th June 2018

Cars talking to cars, and sometimes drivers too
I can see you breathing
Look up to the skies and see
I have a meme

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