Internet news: Google’s new Privacy Policy, Good or Evil?

Posted on: March 5th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

What’s up with Google’s Privacy Policy?

Google makes new changes to Privacy Policy

Google makes new changes to Privacy Policy

Google’s new Privacy policy has been causing a big stir this month.

In the last month the internet has been set alight by the ramblings of human rights activists and internet blog sites going mad with scary headlines, and predictions of a gloomy “Internet Overload” in the style of George Orwell’s 1984. So what’s the truth of the matter and should you be worried about these changes?

What’s actually changing?

Google main change is they will be having one unified privacy policy that covers all of the businesses and websites. i.e. YouTube, Google Search, Google buzz, Google Mail, Google Calender, Google Maps etc.

The idea is to simplify and enable the integration of user data across all of Google platforms. Which will enable them to Taylor advertising to an individuals taste based on a users browsing, search and internet activity.

What is the problem?

The main issue that Google’s user base are having is concerned about having so much personal data stored into one neat little package from the company to use. Worried that Google might end up knowing more about them then some of their own family members. Google representatives have repeatedly stated that they are not collecting any new information, just collating it. Of course this isn’t very reassuring for most people and if you don’t want to opt out of the data collection there is a very simple way to do it.

To Delete your history within Google simply Sign into your Google Account, go to https://www.google.com/history, click “remove all Web History” and click “OK” .

Simple as that.

Although it should be noted that if Google really had evil intentions. It would of been more worrying if they had been consolidating the data behind closed doors. They have access to all the information, there wouldn’t be much of a legal issue for Google to be consolidation information without a users permission. Google made the changes in their new policy very public, it was posted at the header of every website they own, plastered so in your face, that it was actually getting quite annoying. Given these facts, people should probably take these changes in Google’s privacy policy as a sign of honesty on Google’s behalf. Rather than the move of a sinister evil internet empire.

That being said, even though the policy is described as a simplified version, it is extremely complicated to understand. Even privacy specialists seem to be having a tough time getting the heads around some of the technical jargon intertwined through out the policy. Which has obviously made a lot of users suspicious that Google has something to hide.

But more and more, in the world of the data age. The only way you can avoid large amounts of data being collected about you and your every move, is just to avoid using the internet or any technology altogether. So it’s something we might just have to get used to.

At least if we have company’s like Google are being honest enough to make us aware of what they are collecting, we can take possible measures against being tracked.

Sussex Broadband News | BT Infinity. When will actually get it?

Posted on: March 2nd, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

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BT Infinity

What’s happened to our BT Infinity?

BT Infinity: The the vast majority of the UK is still eagerly awaiting news on BT Infinity upgrades in their local area. The telecom giant British Telecom (BT) has been releasing dates on the upgrades for the last couple of years, but BT Infinity/Superfast Broadband is still not available in many areas across the country outside of the major cities. In all honesty it seems that “Frustration” seems to be the word of the month as BT has been revising and constantly pushing back the dates in many areas for it’s new BT infinity & Superfast Broadband service.

The constant push backs for many areas of the country are causing customers to complain on a vast scale with many opting out of BT’s services altogether accusing them of being “Unreliable lairs”, The word from BT’s customer services seems to say they are not offering any precise dates on the arrival of BT infinity for specific areas and that 2016 was now the deadline, for superfast broadbands arrival, nationwide. Believing this will stop the complaints.

Although the pipework has been laid into many areas of the UK, construction work still needs to install cables into the street level cabinets which most home and business broadband customers will be connected to. Until the fiber is installed to those points, the fiber optic connections at the exchange aren’t of much use to BT’s customer base.

How long the construction of this extended stage of the process will take, BT have declined to comment.


Broadband News: BT Infinity on hold in Hastings, East Sussex

Posted on: February 29th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

Today came the announcement from British Telecom (BT) that even though the fibre optic cable has now been installed in the Hastings area, there is no clear date as to when houses and businesses in the sea-side town will actually have access to the service.

Because of an onslaught of customers constantly calling to be updated about when Superfast Broadband will be available in their area. BT have officially offered a blanket statement that says, the deadline is 2016 for all areas, and will not give out specifics as to when each individual areas Superfast Broadband will go online, in a hope to quell the uprising.

BT has declined to offer any more information on the subject.

Business I.T. Support: Under Construction

Posted on: February 28th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

<b>Tetrabyte Business IT Support Coding Website</b>

Tetrabyte Business IT Support Coding Our Website

Business I.T. Support: Under Construction

It’s been busy in the offices of Tetrabyte’s Business I.T. Support department the last few weeks. We have been pushing to get the finishing touches refined on our revamped website. Aimed to give a more friendly and efficient user experience. Which most importantly will help our customers get what they need, faster!

The sites construction is important to us, but it is more important that we carry on with a day to day duties, serving our customers.

A dedicated team is working round the clock to provide you with the best Business I.T. Support user experience we can offer.

If you have any queries about how our Business I.T. Support services can help your business, please call us on 0800 160 10 66

Tetrabyte provide a wide range of IT services, check back soon for more information on the following services.


  •  Premium Spam Filtering
  •  Remote Off-Site Backup
  •  Business Broadband
  •  Managed Exchange
  •  Inkjet Cartridge Recycling
  •  Business Hosting
  •  Domain Management
  •  Antivirus & Antispyware

Business I.T. Support Comedy: Jebs Jobs – Techincal Support Ep1

Posted on: February 15th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

Funny I.T. Support Sketch

“The first episode of the award winning 3D animation series finds Jeb behind the tech support desk” – Sometimes working in the office can be  a hard grind so it’s nice to entertain ourselves with a nice bit of I.T. comedy. Of course we here at the offices of Tetrabyte aren’t as bad as this guy, but we can certainly appreciate the humor of this episode of Jeb’s jobs, so we encourage to take a few minutes to kick back and have giggle at this funny little I.T. Support sketch from Weakend Productions.

But if you’re looking for a more serious I.T. Support Company call us here at Tetrabyte Business I.T. Support, we promise to do a better job than Jeb.

Business Broadband News: Global broadband use is on the rise

Posted on: February 14th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

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High Speed Business Broadband

The Rise of Global Broadband

It’s no secret that the use of the internet is increasing on a daily basis, you would have to be living under a rock, in a very deep cave, on the dark side of the moon not to notice.

Companies are using superfast Business Broadband in a bid to compete for their piece of the global market, and help improve their overall efficiency. Not to mention the amount of residential users now logging on to social media and other online services. A platform which has grown exponentially in recent times, and with that the need for increased broadband usage, speed and demand.

ABI Research has released a study that shows that several types of broadband internet connection were on the rise in 2011, with subscription numbers and service revenue both having grown significantly in the 12 month period.

The Broadband Research Analyst Khin Sandi Lynn at ABI, stated; “Fibre broadband adoption has grown rapidly over the past years. Consumers are becoming increasingly reliant on a number of data-intensive services such as high-definition online video services, internet protocol television and online gaming.”

Certainly, business users are able to use services VoIP and conference calls much more effectively with these less restricting access speeds available to their business. One can also imagine that such increases in speed will increase any online workforce’s productivity. Reducing the waiting time for updates and critical file transfers, from clients, co workers and business partners.

It has been said that the constantly growing demand has convinced a large majority of of large broadband providers to release radical upgrades to their services. In the UK this is certainly very clear to see, where British Telecom, (BT) announced it would be upgrading certain parts of the country with connection speeds of up to 300 Megabits per second (Mbps), and Virgin Media have made 100 Mbps available to 10 million potential users.

ABI added that the increase in broadband speed is set to continue, and have a positive impact on the industry over the years to come. Certainly it seems obvious when it is predicted the fixed broadband sector will generate revenue of $191 billion (£121 billion) in 2012 and this is expected to increase to $217 billion by 2016.

Tetrabyte in Hastings – Hastings and St. Leonards Observer

Posted on: February 9th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

Tetrabyte listing with the Hastings and St. Leonards Observer

Tetrabyte are a UK leading I.T. Support Company designed exclusively for business. Providing the best and most comprehensive Business I.T. Support in the UK, offering fully inclusive 30 day rolling contracts for one low monthly payment with no hidden costs. A risk free service that offers peace of mind and reliability above all else. Solutions are tailored for businesses of any size! It doesn’t matter if you’re a sole trader, medium or large business, it’s fast, simple and easy to get started. Just call 0800 160 1066, email us at sales@tetrabyte.com or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Our services include:

  • Premium Spam Filtering
  • Remote Off-Site Backup
  • Business Broadband
  • Managed Exchange
  • Inkjet Cartridge Recycling
  • Business Hosting
  • Domain Management
  • Antivirus & Antispyware

Tetrabyte in Hastings – Hastings and St. Leonards Observer.

Remote I.T. Support: Let It Snow – Tetrabyte To The Rescue

Posted on: February 6th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

Don't let snow get in the way of your workflow

Snowed in? That won't stop Tetrabyte from getting the job done.

Snowed in? Remote I.T. Support is here to help.

Once upon a time, not being able to make it into the office or make it to a customer’s place of business might have been somewhat detrimental to a person’s workflow. But here at the offices of Tetrabyte, we won’t let a little snow stop us, that one of the great things about Remote I.T. Support, we can work with you no matter where you are based and no matter what the weather is like outside. With our own Remote I.T. Support portal we can connect to your computer and help you resolve any issues you may have over the phone, and via remote access to your computer anywhere in the country with only a moment’s notice.

If you’re interested in getting to know more about what we do here at Tetrabyte, give us a call on 0800 160 1066 or email us using the contact form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Otherwise if you’re taking a day at home, enjoy the snow before it melts.

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