Two ex-criminals have revealed some of the best and most effective ways to burgle-proof homes. Written on condition of anonymity, the reformed burglars shared their advice on how to deter burglars from targeting houses while homeowners jet off on summer holidays. According to the list, two of the most successful methods include having a recording of a barking dog playing inside the home and resisting the urge to upload holiday snaps to social media, reports our sister title Mirror Online . The guide, compiled by Bark.com, said: "A dog’s bark will make thieves think twice about breaking in. They’ll think that someone else is in the house or that the dog will attract unwanted attention to them. "Too many people freely put information about their schedules on social media, which helps burglars when it comes to figuring out when to steal from a property. "Check your home insurance policy too, as some may pay out less or not at all if you’ve published that you’re … [Read more...] about Top 10 ways to burgle-proof your home according to ex-criminals
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Russian dissident journalist Arkady Babchenko, who was reported killed in Ukraine, has shown up alive at a news conference about his own death. Vasily Gritsak, head of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU), told reporters the agency faked Mr Babchenko's death to catch those who are trying to kill him. According to Anton Gerashchenko, a Ukrainian MP with close links to the police and security services, the "brilliant special operation" was a success and let to "the killer" and the "organiser of the murder" being detained. Kiev and national police had said Mr Babchenko, a strong critic of the Kremlin, was shot multiple times in the back at his apartment building and found in a pool of blood by his wife. Read more Why did anti-Putin journalist Babchenko fake his own death? Mr Babchenko showed up at the news conference on Wednesday and thanked everyone who was mourning his death. With tears in his eyes, the journalist said he had “done … [Read more...] about Arkady Babchenko not dead: Kremlin critic reportedly killed in Kiev appears alive at press conference
Medics who treated Sergei Skripal and his daughter have told how they feared that novichok exposure could spread through Salisbury and trigger an “all-consuming” crisis. NHS staff at Salisbury District Hospital said they initially suspected the victims were suffering an opioid overdose but quickly realised they were dealing with a nerve agent. When Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey was brought in with similar symptoms, there were fears that many more could fall victim to the chemical weapon. Read more Culprits behind chemical weapons attacks could be named by watchdog Yulia Skripal says she is ‘lucky to have survived’ Salisbury attack Sergei Skripal leaves hospital for first time since poisoning Lorna Wilkinson, the hospital’s director of nursing, told the BBC’s Newsnight programme: “There was a real concern as to how big could this get. “Have we just gone from having two index patients to having something that … [Read more...] about Salisbury doctors feared ‘all-consuming’ nerve agent crisis following attack on Sergei Skripal and daughter
Through the glass doors, beyond the giant camera logo and before the artisan coffee stand, visitors to Instagram’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., are invited to pause and commemorate the moment. Along one wall are three brightly painted dioramas: a night sky, a moonscape, and a pink sunrise with white plastic clouds in the foreground. The depictions, evoking the company’s famous photo filters, are joined by arched doorways so guests can step between the three sets, taking a portrait in each.That this display celebrates a now instantly recognizable form—the selfies shared within Instagram’s smartphone app—is a testament to the company’s success and cultural impact. But what’s missing from this scene is any sign of Facebook.Since 2012, when Facebook Inc. bought the 13-person company for $715 million, Facebook’s way of doing business has been central to the rise of the photo-sharing network. In its earliest years as a Facebook property, … [Read more...] about Instagram Looks Like Facebook’s Best Hope
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on May 25, will govern the storage and processing of data rather than its collection. It also includes some very important consumer rights. The most important are the right to be informed, the right of access, the right to correct errors, the right to erase data, the right to restrict processing, and the right take it elsewhere (data portability). How useful these will be in practice remains to be seen. “Personal data” includes names, addresses, phone numbers and IP addresses, as well as whatGDPR calls “factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”. That includes biometrics such as face, fingerprint and iris recognition, and genetic information. In other words, you may have personal data that identifies someone even if you don’t know their name. GDPR applies to companies and … [Read more...] about GDPR: how can I email data securely to comply with the new regulations?