CABS Internet Banking Goes Mad

Change is hard. For someone set in their ways (like me) any little change in the way I do things makes me go nuts. That is why the new banking system that CABS has introduced is annoying in the extreme. Firstly, they’ve changed my account number. My account number which I knew by head, have…

Ministry of Environment & Tourism website hacked

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has had a severely ugly website. That website has been hacked. I can’t tell if this happened recently, but the contact email address the hacker left suggests this may have happened sometime last year. MusLim HaCkeRs Virtual Soldier returns/ The Game Started Close the holes. 🙂 mailto : hacker.2011@w.cn…

How to Remove Your Google Search History Before It Spreads

On March 1st, Google will implement its new, unified privacy policy, which will affect data Google has collected on you prior to March 1st as well as data it collects on you in the future. Until now, your Google Web History (your Google searches and sites visited) was cordoned off from Google’s other products. This protection…

Ministry of Finance website hacked

The Abs0lution group has hacked the Ministry of Finance’s website. One of the top stories reads as follows: Robert Mugabe & Morgan Tsvangirai reportedly dead after being attacked by mole people, At approximately 3pm the two presidential candidates were set upon by a gang of vicious mole people. It is unknown from where these mole…

Facebook Timeline: Make Old Posts More Private

So. Facebook finally rolled out its much-anticipated Timeline feature, which brings a snazzy new interface to your profile, not to mention the ability to see every post anyone’s ever made back to their first day on Facebook. Every. Single. One. You can get the Timeline feature right now, but Facebook gives you seven days to adjust the look of your timeline before it goes public. Chances are, you’ll want to tweak a few things before you publish it.

We’re One Year Old Today!

It has been one year to the day since I launched this blog.

It’s been fun, and there’s no better than feeling than when you’ve made a difference, either in someone’s life or in the way things are done.

Here’s to us, the consumers who prove every day the we are not sheep.

Salut.

“Buy Zimbabwe”; Do As We Say, Not As We Do

Whilst going through my favourite publication this morning, I came across what seemed an interesting article.
With businesses closing down in Zimbabwe, unemployment is increasing and as a result, there is less consumer spending.
During tough economic times, it might have been hard to come up with anything more visceral than the appeal to “Buy Zimbabwe. Save a job.”
All well and good, and this seems like a noble effort. Except … buyzimbabwe.org.zw itself is not even hosted in Zimbabwe.

Econet scratch cards do not cause skin cancer!

Social networks can be great things. If you’ve ever heard of a ‘viral video’ you know how easily something funny and unique can spread like wildfire through the use of social connections. The same problem can occur with hoaxes and bogus information. The problem is when someone socially well-connected either tweets or posts something bogus,…

Managing the pain of social media

I love social media, but even the biggest fans of the social web will find some sources of frustration. What is your social media pain point? I thought I’d explore some of the main ones I’ve identified and offer up some potential solutions.