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Our Site

This site contains information about Secret Intelligence Services in general and around the World but also celebrates the rich history and fine work of the UK Intelligence Services, Civil Service and Law Enforcement Agencies.  This is predominantly a news reporting, recruitment advice and site for sharing a whole variety of ideas and personal opinions as well asjournalistic contributions, academic research and personal opinions and reviews of subjects and organisations already in the public domain.  The objective of this site is also to highlight the fine work and rich history of the SIS as well as other Secret Intelligence Services, and  those of other organisations around the world who conduct secret intelligence gathering.  The site contains news from various sources and views and opinions from its contributors, covering a variety of subjects included but not limited to the Global Intelligence Community, MI6, MI5 and others.  "Contributors" as defined in these Terms and Conditions includes but is not limited to the owners and operators of this site, various voluntary academic contributors, specialists and journalist contributions as well as contributions from subscribers or members of this Site.  This site does not charge for any of these services and all the content is provided for educational and research purposes only.  Neither the owners or operators of this site receive any personal or financial benefits as a result of anything published here.  This site is not connected to the UK Secret Intelligence Service or endorsed by them, but rather a site detailing already publicly accessible information covering Secret Intelligence Services in general. Any similarities are purely coincidental

Permissions

We do not have to ask permission to link directly to the pages on the SIS website and we do not publish their pages loaded into frames on this site. 

 

Website Disclaimer

This website and material relating to any Government information, products and services (or to third party information, products and services), is provided "as is" without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether expressed or implied.  For the avoidance of doubt, this site (www.secretintelligenceservice.co.uk) has no official connection to the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) and has been designed to provide the services detailed in the "Our Site" section above.. 

We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy and reliability of the materials. In no event will we, the owners or any third party's be liable for any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the the secretintelligenceservice.co.uk website.

Nothing on this site constitutes legal advice or gives rise to a solicitor/client relationship. Specialist legal advice should be taken in relation to specific circumstances.  The contents of this site are for general information purposes only. Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this site is correct, no warranty, express or implied, is given as to its accuracy and we do not accept any liability for error or omission.  We shall not be liable for any damage (including, without limitation, damage for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of, or inability to use, this site or any material contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site or any such material.

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Terms & Conditions

​The secretintelligenceservice.co.uk (SISS) website is available for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of this site constitutes acceptance by you of these Terms and Conditions that take effect from the date of first use. You agree to use this website only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site, by any other third party.  Any views or opinions expressed on www.secretintelligenceservice.co.uk or any of its affiliated sites do not represent the views or opinions of the Secret Intelligence Service, The Foreign & Commonwealth Office or any other similar Government bodies or Individuals referred to on this site.  Further information can be obtained from visiting www.sis.gov.uk or the government websites directly.  The Secret Intelligence Services name and logo are in no way intended to 'pass off' or imitate the name of the Secret Intelligence Service name and logo, instead it represents the Service(s) of Secret Intelligence. 

The authors of this site have used information already on the public domain through publicly available shared resources such as YouTube and Wikipedia as well as the government websites themselves.  Other images used on this website are in no way designed to 'pass off' the site or its content as being the property of the Secret Intelligence Service. These images are well publicised images of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) which have been displayed for information and educational purposes only.  The logo has been designed for use on this site and along with the depiction of the horse and lion in conjunction with the phrase "Pecunius nervus Beli", is the sole property of the owners of this site www.secretintelligenceservice.co.uk promoting the branded label Secret Intelligence Services (SIS's).

These Terms and Conditions govern your use of and your relationship with of all the websites owned and run by the secretintelligenceservice.co.uk (“the Site”). This is a site providing, amongst other things, a news and reporting service, independent articles and opinions and careers advisory services.  This is a privately owned site and is not an official site of The Secret Intelligence Service nor of any other site.   Any information, services or products advertised in this website are in no way endorsed by The Secret Intelligence Service nor any other site.  This Site provides services and opinions based on Secret Intelligence Services both in the UK and abroad and includes, but is not limited to, news and articles concerning the Secret Intelligence Service.

This information is solely for the benefit of those seeking to improve current systems and is not meant to be used to solicit, or in any way advocate its use for, or engage in, any activities which could result in 'illegal' activity as defined under current UK legislation.  This information is being publicised for these reasons and for educational purposes only. The owners and operators of this site do not gain financially or otherwise, or result in any losses as a result of honest representations (B 2 Fraud Act 2006 (c. 35) made in this site.  Nor are they untrue or misleading.

 

Neither the owners nor operators of this site makes, adapts, supplies or offers to supply any article knowing that it is designed or adapted for use in the course of or in connection with fraud, or intending it to be used to commit, or assist in the commission of, fraud. 

 

Please read these Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy carefully before using the Site as they affect your rights and liabilities under the law. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, please do not register for or use the Site. In these Terms and Conditions and in our Privacy Policy "we ", "us" and "our" means by secretintelligenceservice.co.uk  and "you" means the individual who is using the Site.

1. Use of The Site

The Site is provided to you free of charge for your personal use subject to these Terms and Conditions. By using the Site you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DO NOT AFFECT YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS.

2. Amendments

We may update these Terms and Conditions from time to time and any changes will be notified to you via a suitable announcement on the Site. The changes will apply to the use of the Site after we have given notice. If you do not wish to accept the new Terms and Conditions you should not continue to use the Site. If you continue to use the Site after the date the change comes into effect, your use of the Site indicates your agreement to be bound by the new Terms and Conditions.

 

3. Availability of the Site

Although we aim to offer you the best service possible, we make no promise that the services at the Site will meet your requirements. We cannot guarantee that the service will be fault free.

 

Your access to the Site may be occasionally restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new facilities or services. We will attempt to minimise the periods during which access to the Site is restricted for these reasons.

 

4. Excluded Services

The services provided by the Site do not include the provision of computer or other necessary equipment to access the Site. To use the Site you will require Internet connectivity and appropriate telecommunications links. We shall not be liable for any telephone or other costs that you may incur.

 

5. Our Intellectual Property Rights

We, or people we have contracted with, own or are licensed to use all the copyright, database rights or similar rights and information within the Site. You may use the information and reproduce it in hard copy for your personal non-commercial use and reference only. Except where you are using a feature of the Site, such as "e-mail a friend", for personal non-commercial use and reference only, the information on the Site may not otherwise be reproduced, distributed or transmitted to any other person or incorporated in any way into another document or other material without our prior written approval. Any hard copies you make must retain all copyright and proprietary notices. You must not alter or try to alter any words, data, image or other item on the Site other than those items that are intended to be completed or changed by you.

 

We reserve the right to authorise the Newspaper Licensing Agency and similar reprographic rights organisations in other jurisdictions ("RROs") to distribute or license the distribution of featured material/contributions/commissions throughout the world for RROs' licensed acts and purposes as amended from time to time.

 

6. Limitations

You may not use the Site for any of the following purposes:

 

* Disseminating any unlawful, harassing, libellous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, otherwise    objectionable material;

* Transmitting material that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offence, results in civil liability or

otherwise breaches any relevant laws, regulations or codes of practice;​

 

* Gaining unauthorised access to other computer systems;

 

* Interfering with any other person's use or enjoyment of the Site;

 

* Breaching any laws concerning the use of public telecommunications networks;

 

* Interfering or disrupting networks or web sites connected to the Site; and

 

* Making, transmitting or storing electronic copies of the materials protected by copyright without the permission of the owner.

You will indemnify us against all losses, liabilities, costs and expenses reasonably suffered or incurred by us, all damages awarded against us under any judgement by a court of competent jurisdiction and all settlement sums paid by us as a result of any settlement agreed by us arising out of or in connection with:

* Any claim by any third party that the use of the Site by you is defamatory, offensive or abusive, or of an obscene or pornographic nature, or is illegal or constitutes a breach of any applicable law, regulation or code of practice;

 

* Any claim by any third party that the use of the Site by you infringes that third party's copyright or other intellectual property rights of whatever nature; and

 

* Any fines or penalties imposed by any regulatory, advertising or trading body or authority in connection with the use of the Site by you.

7. Our Liability

The Site is provided by us without any warranties or guarantees. You must bear the risks associated with the use of the Internet.​

The Site provides content from other Internet sites or resources and while we try to ensure that the material included on the Site is correct, reputable and of high quality, it cannot accept responsibility if this is not the case.

We will not be responsible for any errors or omissions or for results obtained from the use of such information or for any technical problems you may experience with the Site. If we are informed of any inaccuracies in the material on the Site we will attempt to correct the inaccuracies as soon as we reasonably can.

In particular, we disclaim all liabilities in connection with the following:

* Incompatibility of the Site with any of your equipment, software or telecommunications links;

 

* Technical problems including errors or interruptions of the Site;

 

* Unsuitability, unreliability or inaccuracy of the Site; and

 

* Inadequacy of the Site to meet your requirements.

 

* Neither the owners nor operators of this site makes, adapts, supplies or offers to supply any article knowing that it is designed or adapted for use in the course of or in connection with fraud, or intending it to be used to commit, or assist in the commission of, fraud. 

You agree that we will not be liable to you/or any third party for any consequential or incidental damages (including but not limited to loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of privacy and loss of data) or any other indirect, special or punitive damages whatsoever that arise out of or are related to the Site.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude our liability for personal injury or death caused by its negligence.

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8. Advertising and Sponsorship

Part of the Site may contain advertising and sponsorship. Advertisers and Sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the Site complies with relevant laws and codes. We will not be responsible for any error or inaccuracy in advertising and sponsorship.

9. Recruitment, Online Applications and Careers Service

This website offers users to register for a number of services which fall under the category of "Recruitment, Online Applications and Careers Service".  This site does not apply to, or engage with recruitment services for, the Secret Intelligence Service on behalf of any users registered or not.  The purpose of all "Careers Services" on this site is to offer users of this site with services such as advice on completing application forms or assistance on the recruitment services of the British Secret Intelligence Services and other intelligence services in the UK and overseas.  The owners of this site do not purport to be candidates and do not complete any stage of any recruitment process with another party such as the Secret Intelligence Service.  This site will retain registration information in accordance with our GDPR and Privacy Policies to offer, amongst other things, a careers advisory service.  In some cases, and with the express consent of our registered users, we may from time to time introduce them as candidates to organisations or third party firms.  These firms and the candidates (registered users of the site) may also make payments for these services, including but not limited to, careers advice, assistance with applications and introductions to other organisations who may intend to recruit the candidates we introduce to them.  Where such arrangements exist, the details will be supplied to our registered users and in some cases they may be required to complete two way agreements between them (the registered user) and ourselves (www.secretintelligenceservice.co.uk).

We do not make any warranty or representation as to the accuracy or fitness for purpose of any material on this web site or the reliability of the access to this web site.

10. Governing Law

These Terms and Conditions are governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England. You agree that the English court shall have exclusive jurisdiction but we may use another court if we choose.

Unless otherwise specified, the Site is directed solely at individuals from the UK. If you choose to access the Site from locations outside the United Kingdom, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

The comments and information contained on this web site do not constitute advice and you should not rely on any content on this web site to make (or refrain from making) any decision or take (or refrain from taking) any action.

 

We do not make any warranty or representation as to the accuracy or fitness for purpose of any material on this web site or the reliability of the access to this web site.

This web site contains comments, information and material submitted and created by third parties. We do not endorse and have no control over this content. This content is not necessarily reviewed by us prior to posting and does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of us. The owners of the secretintelligenceservice.co.uk site exclude all liability for any illegality arising from or error, omission or inaccuracy in such material and we take no responsibility for such material. The secretintelligenceservice.co.uk makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the content or to the accuracy and reliability of the content or any material or information that you transmit to other users of the site. We are not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user our websites.

13. Copyright Laws and the Fair Use of Company or Government Logos.

As an exception to British copyright law, fair dealing is governed by Sections 29 and 30 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, which outlines three instance where fair dealing is a legitimate defence:

  • If the use is for the purposes of research or private study;

  • If it is used for the purposes of criticism, review or quotation;

  • Where it is utilised for the purposes of reporting current events (this does not apply to photographs)

The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 also outlines the potential fair dealing defences that permit the use of copyright works without permission from the author(s) or creator(s) under UK copyright law:

 

(i)  Fair use for quotation, critique or review

Citations of a work are allowed if used solely for the purpose of critique or review under the following conditions:

  • Providing the work is publicly available

  • The source of the work is acknowledged

  • The quoted material is supplemented by topical discussion or assessment

  • The extent of material quoted is considered an acceptable amount for the purpose of review

 

(ii)  Fair use for the reporting of current news events

Section 30(2), (3) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 lists the permitted conditions of using copyright material for the purposes of reporting current events:

  • The material is not a photograph

  • The source of the material is “sufficiently acknowledged”

  • The extent of material included in the report is considered an acceptable amount for the purpose of the news story

 

(iii) Fair use for parody, caricature or pastiche

The UK copyright law on fair use of works for the purposes of creating a parody or pastiche is also listed in Section 30A, Schedule 2 (2A) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.  Guidance from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) states that fair use needs to be “fair and proportionate” and does not protect an individual from any other rights an author may have.

The information above relates solely to fair use copyright policy in the UK

The owners, contributors, authors and reporters of this site wish to acknowledge the following sources of logos anf graphics as defined in UK Law:

1.  The Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and the Security Services (MI5).

2.  UK Law enforcement organisations.

3.  Government bodies or departments within Government.

4.  The National Cyber Security Centre.

5.  GCHQ.

6.  HMRC Departments.

7.  Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

8.  Private Intelligence Agencies including Patrium Intelligence.

12. Miscellaneous

You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of your rights under these Terms and Conditions.

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect.

We shall not be responsible for any breach of these Terms and Conditions caused by circumstances beyond its control.

A person who is not a party to these Terms and Conditions shall have no right under the Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of these Terms and Conditions but this shall not affect any right to remedy of a third party which exists or is available apart from the Act.

This information is solely for the benefit of those seeking to improve current systems and is not meant to be used to solicit, or in any way advocate its use for, or engage in, any activities which could result in 'illegal' activity as defined under current UK legislation.  This information is being publicised for these reasons and for educational purposes only. The owners and operators of this site do not gain financially or otherwise, or result in any losses as a result of honest representations (B 2 Fraud Act 2006 (c. 35) made in this site.  Nor are they untrue or misleading.

Legal information and how to contact us

Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we have to say who the 'controller' is for services provided through our sites. The controller is the department responsible for protecting information. Email us at enquiries@secretintelligenceservice.co.uk. 

 

If you would like to exercise your data subject rights or have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please address your request to the ‘Data Protection Team’ at the address shown or email above.  

 

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

For all general enquiries please contact us using the details below.

 

Email: enquiries@secretintelligenceservice.co.uk 

The Secret Intelligence Services  GDPR POLICY​

 

Introduction

This policy describes how secretintelligenceservice.co.uk aims to repay the trust you have shown by sharing your personal data with us.

 

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We are an online news and information provider in the UK. We respect your right to privacy and are committed to providing clear and honest information to explain how we use the information you give us. We understand that legal documents such as privacy policies can be difficult to understand. For that reason, we have provided this short overview of the policy to highlight the main points that you should know about.

 

This privacy policy has been reviewed by Plain English Campaign to make sure that it is clear and understandable.

secretintelligenceservice.co.uk  (also referred to as ‘us’), runs the website at secretintelligenceservice.co.uk  (amongst others) and provide a range of web services.

 

You can email us from our website at:  enquiries@secretintelligenceservice.co.uk 

 

What personal information we collect and how we use it?

We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679).

 

We collect information about you for the following reasons:

  • To process any orders you may place with us;

  • to provide you with the best service possible;

  • to forward any messages or emails you may provide us with to our third party partners;

 

We will not email you unless you have given us your consent. If you are already subscribed to receive our marketing emails, you may opt out at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the end of every email we send you.

The type of information we will collect about you or register on our web site includes:

  • Name

  • Address

  • Phone Number

  • Email Address

  • IP Address

 

You can check the information that we hold about you by emailing us. If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct it promptly. The personal information that we hold will be held securely in accordance with our internal security policy (see below or click here for a copy of our GDPR Data Protection & Privacy Policy) and the law. We may use technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. If you have any questions/comments about privacy, you should email us at enquiries@secretintelligenceservice.co.uk 

Retention

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

 

Use of Personal Information

We use the information you provide for the following purposes:

  • To send you updates;

  • to send newsletters and details of offers and promotions in which we believe you will be interested;

  • to improve the design and content of the www.secretintelligenceservice.co.uk  website;

  • to understand the behaviour of our registered users, and

  • to perform other general marketing and promotional activities focused on our products and services.

Your Consent Your Email Address

By submitting information to us you agree to the collection and use of this information by us and its Service Provider (if any). If we decide to change our Privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it.

 

Your Email Address

Your e-mail address will be used to communicate with you about your order and products purchased. Your e-mail address will be used for our marketing purposes unless you do not subscribe to receive our marketing emails, or unsubscribe. It is possible to unsubscribe at any time, by completing the form below, or by clicking on the unsubscribe link on our emails.

 

Your Rights

You can ask us in writing for a copy of all the personal information we hold about you. We must respond to your request within one calendar month. There will be no charge to have a printed copy of the information. You will need to give enough information for our staff to identify you (for example, your full name, address and date of birth). You will need to provide ID (for example, your passport, full driving license or credit card or debit card) before any information is released to you. Under GDPR you have the following rights concerning your personal data:

  • Right of access;

  • Right to rectification;

  • Right to erasure (right to be forgotten);

  • Right to restriction of processing;

  • Right to data portability;

  • Right to withdraw consent;

  • Right to object to direct marketing, and

  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

 

Physical and Electronic Data Security

We have designed our site to protect the information we collect online from unauthorised access. We safeguard your private information by implementing the appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedure necessary to protect your privacy. To further protect your security, we also take the reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to your personal profile or making data changes. We are committed to protecting your privacy and have security measures in place to prevent unauthorised access to and disclosure of your personal information.

 

Improving Our Service

To better tailor our services to our customers' needs, we use non-identifying and aggregate information to help us make decisions on how to improve us. We also share this generic information with our advertisers and other interested, reputable parties with whom we have established a formal business relationship. For example, we may tell advertisers which areas of the site have received the most customer traffic overall, or more specifically, how many customer types have visited certain pages. We may disclose the identifying information of individual customers with advertisers. We may also share the personally identifiable information submitted to us by any other means without providing our customers the choice to opt-out or otherwise bar such unrelated uses.

 

Cookies

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that are transferred to your computer's (or alternative web browsing device’s) hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognise your browser and to provide rich shopping features such as recommend products and loyalty discounts, as well as the storage of items in your Shopping Basket between visits. The Help menu in most common browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. However, because cookies allow you to take advantage of some essential features, we recommend that you leave them turned on. If you do leave cookies turned on, be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer. Google Analytics is a system used by many websites to record information about visits to their website. Google set six different cookies with expiry dates ranging from 30 minutes to 2 years. These cookies are used mainly to differentiate between first time visitors to a website and repeat visitors. They also allow us to ensure our website performs as well as possible for our users. The cookies can collect an anonymous customer number when a user is logged into the website, allowing our backend systems to ensure accuracy of Google Analytics data and help us ensure your website experience remains relevant across devices. They do not contain any personally identifiable information. You can find out more about how Google use cookies at http://www.google.co.uk/policies/privacy/ (English only). These cookies may be used to help us target advertising on platform providers such as Google and Facebook.

Visitor Analytics

Visitor Analytics is a simple website analytics service which measures the traffic and visitors' general details of the customers' websites. Collecting these statistics, a website can make their visitors' experience better (e.g. which pages they visit and when, where they are approximately located, where does a user land first or if they are coming from a specific referral).

 

Basically, as a website owner using Visitor Analytics, we are using cookies to collect data about visitors' device type and screen size, approximate location, browser, OS,IPs, page visits, bounce rate, conversions and popular content on the website. All this data is pseudonymized and Visitor Analytics will never use the collected data to identify individual users or to match it with additional information on an individual user. Each visitor has control over the cookies placement.

Social Media Plug-ins

Social Media Plug-ins for Facebook and Twitter obtain data for tracking purposes. This included the ability to track an audience across device for advertising purposes in line with the terms of each social media platform.

International Privacy. The above privacy statement may not be applicable in all countries of visitors or registered community users, as security policies may vary according to the individual Internet laws in each host country.

Disclosures

You can email us to stop receiving any information about us and our services by contacting enquiries@secretintelligenceservice.co.uk . If you have any queries about our Privacy Statement you should contact us by e-mail to enquiries@secretintelligenceservice.co.uk .

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Your right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

If you wish to exercise any of your rights concerning your personal data, you should contact the Data Protection Officer (see section 14 above). If you are not satisfied with the response you receive you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority. In the United Kingdom this is:

 

Information Commissioner's Office 
Wycliffe House 
Water Lane 
Wilmslow 
Cheshire 
SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113

Email: casework@ico.org.uk

 

Changes to this privacy policy

This policy was last updated on 5th May 2019

 

DateChange

11 June 2016 - First draft in current format with substantial changes since the previous version.

 

20 July 2016 - Additions to the ‘Getting to know you better’ section to make it clear that we may share your personal information and the profiling information with service providers to help us identify prospective customers.

 

24 September 2016 - Addition of the summary of main points, to make key information more easily available. Minor changes to wording, following a review by the Plain English Campaign, to make sure this document is clear and understandable.

 

12 August 2017 - Addition of marketing the products and services of other companies in our group of companies.

 

29 November 2017 - Addition of provision to market products and services of selected partners.

 

24 May 2018 - Privacy Policy updated to include GDPR (EU) 2016/679 legislation.

 
 
 
 
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Whenever there is a radical and rapid development in Technology, the voices of those who fear the human effects of such developments sing loud.  Of course, debate is ultimately a healthy proposition when conducted in the correct manner i.e a respectful exchange of ideas, evidence and facts to determine the truth or at least the likelihood of why ‘something’ happens.  The problem is that as we venture further up the emotional curve and hit the raw nerve of public consciousness, a healthy debate, absent of extreme views, is less and less likely.   This is quite possibly the stage we are at now when it comes to the vast changes of technological development at exponential rates of growth.  If one then throws into the mix a subject such as Artificial Intelligence, which has been the subject of many a doomsday prophecy, especially in the fictional world, then the prediction of likely effects  becomes distorted.  There are a vast number of capillaceous issues branching out from each topic within AI and on a scale which precludes us from analysis in this article due to time.  However, there are rarely more topics as emotive as a person's job and their ability to generate income in order to survive...so will driverless cars render the taxi driver extinct and will money even be necessary in any form? Read More. 13.08.19

Dark Web

An Opportunity or Threat?

Perceived wisdom suggests the Dark Web is synonymous with illegal activities involving weapons, drugs and pedophiia.  The assumption has been that if you use it, then you have something sinister to hide.  To be fair, closure of drug giants like "Silk Road" did nothing to change those perceptions.  However, in the big brother world of surveillance, the search for privacy is demanded by the majority and will be found in some way or another.  Furthermore, in a society where people are being increasingly attracted to the fringes of life,  the shift to increasing usage of the Dark Web is a given.  That does not mean it is wrong however, and as we often witness, it is people from the 'fringes' who sometimes operate outside of social norms, who provide the greatest sources of innovation.  We firmly believe the dark web will undergo an upgrade of sorts and although usual, non-secured browser based sites will attract some attention, their days are numbered.  The really exciting proposition is to predict Dark Web 2.0, 3.0 and so on. Rather ironically, but understandably, it is the law enforcement and intelligence agencies who are spending more and more resources on hiding within the shadows of the Dark Web.  It has been the most effective way so far.  However, as it grows, it will it continue to be the safe haven of the criminal or will some form of regulation (such as was with the legalisation of drugs etc), prevent the extreme offenders?  Take the example of Silk Road. It is not only possible, it is probable.  Whether you are in favour of legalisation generally or not,  in many cases it is a safer option.  Many of the sites that offered Marijuana were ran as slick commercial organisations where consumer satisfaction was paramount.  The product was therefore of superior quality (apparently) and it was offered within the relative safety of the internet and not some dark street corner.  Maybe that one is for the liberals out there.  For our purposes however, it shows that the deep dark web does actually have a USP which can be monetized, namely privacy.  Looking further head therefore, the real drug that will sell well in our 'Orwellian' future, is anonymity.  That will undoubtedly be the most precious of commodities.

 

As it stands now however, people and the societies they live in tend to display tendencies to self-regulate and yes, whilst there is always potential for abuse, the masses will (or should) drive the market to some degree of parity.  There are certainly huge opportunities around the corner.  A secured 'blockchain'esque' physical depository for parcel delivery is bound to happen on a large scale and accompany the growth of the Dark Web.  That is because the only chink in its armour at the moment is complete anonymity with delivery of items. Imagine a secure facility where parcels (aka Data) entering from one side, is subjected to 'scrambling' (aka 'Encryption') and leave the other side to be collected by a seemingly unconnected party (aka 'You').  Now multiply that across every City in the UK.  You then have what one can REALLY call an encrypted, secure, supply chain that would be undetectable to all agencies and, most importantly, legal  Read More.

Innovation, technology and the military are inextricably linked, and throughout history whenever there is a technological breakthrough, one of the first beneficiaries is invariably the military.  Whether it is recent developments such as GPS, or much later, Galileo selling telescopes to Italian monasteries to see enemy ships approaching, the human desire to conquer or defend is paramount. With the 'genie' firmly out of the bottle, Artifical Intelligence will become a 'game changer' in the Military world as for many, the upsides are simply too strong to worry about potentially disastrous consequences.  Here we take a look at the detail and the precise areas of growth just around the corner.Read More

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