Mark Wyciślik-Wilson

Author's details

Name: Mark Wyciślik-Wilson
Date registered: 14th January 2015
URL: http://www.mark-wilson.co.uk

Biography

Mark Wyciślik-Wilson is a software fiend and a fan of the new, shiny and intriguing. Never afraid to get his hands dirty with some full-scale geekery, he’s always trying out the latest apps, hacks and tweaks. He can be found on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

Latest posts

  1. Europe threatens Facebook with fines for tracking users and non-users online — 19th February 2018
  2. Freely accessible Wikipedia Zero is no more — 19th February 2018
  3. Microsoft Edge vulnerability exposed as Microsoft misses Google’s Project Zero disclosure deadline — 19th February 2018
  4. White House joins UK government in blaming Russia for NotPetya — 16th February 2018
  5. Samsung cancels Oreo update for Galaxy S8 and S8+ due to restart issues — 15th February 2018

Most commented posts

  1. Google is right to keep issuing ‘fuck you’s to Microsoft — 4 comments
  2. Coming to terms with being depressed — 4 comments
  3. Chuwi Hi12 is a promising budget Surface-like tablet running Windows 10 and Android — 2 comments
  4. Virgin’s satellite internet plans are a step in the right direction — 1 comment
  5. Google Helpouts to be consigned to history — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Europe threatens Facebook with fines for tracking users and non-users online

Just last week Facebook was hit with the news that its privacy settings — as well as the way the company uses personal data — are illegal in Germany. Now the social network has been threatened with fines for tracking people through third-party websites. The tracking affects even people who do not have a Facebook …

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Freely accessible Wikipedia Zero is no more

The Wikimedia Foundation is to kill off Wikipedia Zero this year. The zero-rated version of the online encyclopaedia was launched six years ago with the aim of providing free access to mobile users in numerous countries, but there has been a significant drop in demand. The foundation has partnered with dozens of mobile operators around …

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Microsoft Edge vulnerability exposed as Microsoft misses Google’s Project Zero disclosure deadline

Google has revealed details of a security vulnerability in Microsoft Edge before a patch has been produced. Through Project Zero, Google notified Microsoft about a bug in the browser’s Arbitrary Code Guard (ACG) feature back in November, giving the company the usual 90-day disclosure deadline. Google went further, granting Microsoft a further grace period of …

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White House joins UK government in blaming Russia for NotPetya

The US government has joined the government of the UK in pointing the finger of blame at Russia for the NotPetya cyberattacks. The ransomware/destructoware hit computers around the world last June. After speculation that the attack was a state-sponsored one carried out by Russia, this position has now been confirmed as the White House accused …

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Samsung cancels Oreo update for Galaxy S8 and S8+ due to restart issues

It’s only a week since Samsung started to roll out Android 8.0 Oreo to the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and now the company has paused the update. A “limited number” of handset receiving the update have been experiencing reboot problems after installing Oreo. While Samsung investigates the matter, the rollout has been paused and a …

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If you’re concerned about privacy, you might want to skip Facebook’s VPN — Onavo Protect

Facebook and privacy are not words that really belong in the same sentence, so the idea that the social network is offering a VPN tool might well raise your suspicions. Back in 2013, Facebook acquired Onavo, the company behind the VPN tool Protect. Recently, users of the Facebook iOS app noticed a link to something …

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With Intel’s updated bug bounty program, you could earn big bucks for finding the next Meltdown

Intel has updated its bug bounty program, offering up to $250,000 to anyone identifying vulnerabilities in its hardware and software. The key update here is that the program is now open to everyone through the HackerOne platform — it was previously open to selected security researchers on an invite-only basis. The move comes in the …

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Google explains how Chrome’s new ad filtering feature works — and why it’s not your new ad blocker

Despite the fact that Google has a vested interest in online advertising, the company is about to enable its own built-in ad blocker (of sorts) in Chrome. Starting tomorrow, 15 February, the Chrome browser across all platforms will feature ad filtering to cut out those advertisements that fail to comply with the Better Ads Standards. …

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Amazon offers refunds to people who paid to remove ads from Prime Exclusive Phones

For anyone looking to bag a bargain-priced handset, Amazon Prime Exclusive Phones were a great idea. There was just one drawback: lockscreen ads. Of course, there was the option to pay to hide the advertising, but that sort of negated the benefit of the initial low price. Last week, Amazon announced it was going to …

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Microsoft gives sysadmins Meltdown and Spectre detection in Windows Analytics

Microsoft has released an update to its free Windows Analytics tool, givingsystem administrators a new way to check for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. The update not only makes it possible to see whether firmware patches are already installed or if they are needed, but also helps sysadmins to determine whether the patches are causing …

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