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After the Labour party were forced to lock down access to their membership database after data was possibly accessed without permission, we thought it would be worth writing one of our 3a Analysis blogs about things that any company should consider when creating processes that help to limit the possibiliy of something like this happening to them.

...that is the question. Something we encounter fairly regularly in the support side of the company is advising on whether a client should upgrade an aging PC, or just buy a new one. In this article, we will outline some of the factors that we consider when making this decision.

We all love a bargain, and what better bargain can you get than free! While the big name applications continue to charge a lot to keep up with the latest versions, there is usually a free alternative that you could be using to do the same thing. In this article, we'll look at a few of the most popular applications and suggest a free programme you could be using instead.

As our other blog this month shows AI going wrong, it only seems fair to also cover an example of it going right. Or at least working as intended... Google have recently lifted the lid on a new AI technology that can make phone calls in a convincing human manner. Along with a video of the demonstration in question, our article takes a quick look at the possible implications of this.

We emailed our mailing list with an additional email last month covering the breaking news about a flaw found in almost all Intel chips (and others) that has huge security implications for pretty much everyone that uses any device - PC, Mac, phone or tablet. Now the dust has begun to settle following the initial disclosure, we take another look at this flaw and what it means for us all.

After Netflix posted a message on Twitter about certain users watching the same Christmas film every day in December, some users seemed surprised that the company track users like this. In the latest in our occasional 3a-Analysis series, we explain the many ways you are being tracked online.

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