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6th January 2016 Issue no. 294
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Siding with Google, a federal appellate court has refused to revive a lawsuit by a locksmith owner who blamed the search company for a decline in his business.
Baldino's Lock & Key Service, a locksmith based in Lorton, Virginia, argued that Google wrongly displayed listings for hundreds of unlicensed locksmiths, in order to collect ad revenue from them. The locksmith sued Google in 2014, alleging that the search company violated racketeering laws as well as false advertising laws by "publishing the names of illegally operating locksmiths."Full Story
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He said a team of locksmiths had been preparing to open the mysterious vault, which is enclosed in a room in an old office building formerly occupied by Siam Commercial Bank, but the plan was suspended by the governor of the State Railway of Thailand (SRT).Full Story
A security hole that could allow attackers to access users' personal data was inadvertently placed on Dell computers, the company has admitted.
The hole represented a "profound security flaw" that could allow access to bank details and other personal data, experts said.
Technology firm NCC Group is making its mark in the Netherlands after agreeing to a £93.5m deal to acquire high-end cyber security firm Fox IT.
Fox and its subsidiaries is headquartered in Delft, the Netherlands.Full Story
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This Week's News
Hickleys, the vehicle key programming specialist, are explaining the opportunities in key programming at presentations being held around the country throughout the year. Two dates for January 2016 are now available.
The ability to copy or program vehicle keys and remotes adds additional business to service and diagnostic garages, car sales and main dealers, plus key cutters and auto locksmiths, offering a new service to your existing or potential customers.
New Year, new you? How about New Year new services for your customers? Start 2016 as you mean for it to continue - with the best possible products to give your customers the best possible services.
Lockexpo changes up a gear now as the show approaches. Held on the 27th February from 0930 and continuing through Sunday the 28th until 1600. Sponsored by Tradelocks.
They are ideally suited to video surveillance monitoring of onshore, offshore, marine, and heavy industrial environments, such as the oil and gas industry, as well as dusty environments, such as paper and textile industries.
As tragic and hard to believe as it may be, 30 children died in 2014 of heatstroke from being left in a car unattended. In 2013 that number was 44, and while it is hoped that the number will continue to decrease, an average of 38 children have died every year since 1998 from being left in a car and getting heat stroke. From 1998 to 2014, 606 children died in total (US figures).
To put an end to this tragedy, Pop-A-Lock now supports a free community service program named "PALSavesKids" and has rescued over 350,000 kids from lockouts for FREE. The public service program reminds busy caregivers to be hyper-vigilant of their children's presence during the hot summer months through a new call-to-action - PALSaves: 1-Stop, 2-Look, 3-Lock.
Pro-Vision Distribution Limited, the national distributor of branded CCTV and Access Control equipment, have announced that they can now offer the latest additions to Bosch's impressive AutoDome cameras.
David Westwood, External Sales Manager for Pro-Vision told us, "Bosch have recently released a new range of competitively priced PTZ network HD domes for their AutoDome range in a choice of 720p25/30 or 1080p25/30."
Web security firm AVG has come under fire from Google, accused of offering a Chrome browser extension that directly compromises security, according to the publication Computing.
The ironic accusation came from an employee of Google Security Research, who reported AVG's "AVG Web TuneUp" Chrome extension - which apparently now has almost nine million active users - after concerns the extension could be used to remotely execute code, as well as publicly expose browsing history.Full Story
Jacksons Fencing one of the UK's leading designers, manufacturers and installers of security fencing and access control systems, has successfully completed 8.5km of security fencing and associated gates at the Eurotunnel Terminal, Coquelles, France as part of the Anglo - French commitment to securing key parts of the site against illegal and dangerous migration activity.
Located just 12.4km from the UK entrance to Eurotunnel in Folkestone and with a reputation for delivering certified and approved security fencing systems to other high profile sites of critical national importance, the family owned firm completed the project which included more than 40 pedestrian and vehicle gates over an eight week period, to meet a very challenging deadline.
Traka, the key and asset management specialist, has installed intelligent key cabinets at King Lifting, the UK's leading provider of lifting equipment and cranes, preventing a robbery that could have cost thousands of pounds. King Lifting installed the key cabinet under a trial period and it was during this time that the attempted robbery occurred.
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Over half of the UK population worry about their houses being burgled on a regular basis, according to new research.
53% of Brits said that they were worried about their homes being broken into, with 47% of these saying it is a regular concern and 6% admitting that they worry about it all of the time.
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During a busy week at the end of November the ICO's enforcement team wrote to more than 1,000 companies involved in buying and selling people's names and numbers, as part of its ongoing crackdown on nuisance calls.