Reading through the documents on using apps safely and securely and safer smartphones I have discovered that I am quite adept in how I used my smartphone and apps. My phone is locked with a pin and finger print I back my phone up I install apps from a trusted source and read reviews before … Continue reading Digital security →
Digital security is the topic of Thing 4 in the 23 Things course. Our activities included running through a scan of the permissions that the apps on our phones and/or devices use to see if any surprising info turned up. I went through a few of my phone’s apps and none of the settings stood […]
A bit dull. Mostly research. Not a very personal description. It’s not horrible, wouldn’t mind if it highlighted some other things too though. So added a bit to https://about.me/neilturn Might as well, phone apps seem to know where I am most of the time.
I do not pretend to understand how all the little numskulls inside my phone work and interact with each other but I am pretty sure I do not want the Facebook numskulls having access to my camera. Were they hoping to take my picture when I was not looking, furnish it with a witty comment and share it… Continue reading What, the camera too?
Yet another attempt at revivifying this blog on roughly its fourth birthday! But this time, with a slightly different format, namely the 23 Things project at the university. Having started slightly late is made up by the fact that I already read about the initiative and have this blog, so Thing 1 and 2 […]
I am participating in the University of Edinburgh digital skills course ‘23 things for digital knowledge‘. Thing 4 is about digital security. I have checked the security permissions on my phone and ipad, but I am particularly freaked out by the idea that your own camera can be used to watch you without your permission. …