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Guess the Chemical Element

Guess the Chemical Element is a educational game for children who are currently learning or want to learn the periodic chemical elements....

December 3, 2014 by Dave Baxter

Aviva mistakenly sacks 1,300 employees by email

UK insurance giant Aviva mistakenly sacks 1,300 of its employees in a rogue email. The email was only meant to go to one employee. Wait, people are still being sacked by email?

April 22, 2012

Character Creations HD

Let your imagination go wild and download Character Creations, using a simple drag and drop interface you can create over 1 million...

November 30, 2014 by Dave Baxter

Student loans body leaks thousands of email addresses

The quango that channels government loans and grants to UK students has launched an internal investigation after it attached the email addresses of more than 8,000 students to a mass email.The Student Loans Company (SLC) was emailing the students to remind them to complete their finance applications, but "mistakenly included a spreadsheet containing the 8,400 student email addresses [it was] contacting", the non-departmental public body admitted on Wednesday.

March 22, 2012 by

Cameraphones drive online photo-sharing

Cameraphones are now the main way that consumers share photos, rather than by email, according to a survey of 2,000 British and American consumers by Futuresource Consulting. The results are frequently viewed on a laptop or netbook PC by UK consumers, though "consumers in the USA tend to use the desktop PC," the company says.

December 20, 2011 by

ICO: texts and private email subject to FOI

Public sector employees who text on a private device for work purposes are subject to freedom of information requests, according to guidance published by UK data authority the Information Commissioner's Office.Relevant data on any media, including mobile phones, and private email used for work purposes, is covered by the Freedom of Information Act (FOI Act), the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said in guidance published on Thursday.

December 19, 2011 by

HMRC scam breaches Parliament firewall

MPs have been the subject of an attempt to steal information after an HMRC scam got through the parliamentary firewall.The 'tax rebate' phishing email on Monday tried to direct a number of MPs to a fake site, which attempted to harvest personal information, Labour MP Andrew Miller told ZDNet UK on Tuesday.

November 17, 2011 by

Hyperlinked-headline case heads back to court

The UK Court of Appeal will on Wednesday hear arguments protesting a High Court judgement last November, which said it was illegal to email a client hyperlinks to newspaper stories without the client having a licence.Online reputation management and web monitoring firm Meltwater and the Public Relations Consultant Association (PRCA) had lost a case brought against them by the Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA).

June 14, 2011 by

Borenstein: Government should prevent cloud monopoly

If there is consolidation in cloud providers, it could happen quickly and government needs to be ready to jump in and prevent the formation of a monopoly.That's the broad belief held by Nathaniel Borenstein, co-creator of the integral Mime communications protocol and chief scientist of cloud email company Mimecast, who spoke to ZDNet UK on Monday.

March 31, 2011 by

Hackers steal TripAdvisor email details

Holiday booking firm TripAdvisor has warned customers that their email addresses may have fallen into the hands of spammers.The investigation is ongoing as to how the email details were compromised, and how many customers had been affected, a company spokeswoman told ZDNet UK on Thursday.

March 24, 2011 by

Fraud watchdog offers scam-email reporting service

Action Fraud, the UK's national fraud reporting centre, has launched a new service that encourages members of the public to forward scam emails to a dedicated email address in order to be passed onto the police for further analysis, the organisation said on Friday.The organisation — run by the National Fraud Authority (NFA), the government agency responsible for co-ordinating the battle against fraud in the UK — is asking that suspected scam emails are forwarded on to email@actionfraud.

February 28, 2011 by

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