January 10, 2020 |

Why you should always use 2020 when writing important documents


Someone mentioned this to me recently – apologies as to who – yell out it if was you!.

It’s very important to be careful when writing the dates on cheques or other important documents in 2020 (e.g a will, Power of Attorney, etc) to write it in the full format.

This is because anyone who is slightly mischievous can take advance of this and change the date very, very easily – for example:

If I date something important as 8/2/20, somebody who wants to backdate can easily do so by making it 8/2/2019 or 8/2/2000 – you get the picture. While I agree it is sad that people will go to those lengths, it can easily be done. Even by family members we might trust…


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March 28, 2016 |

Protecting your privacy on Facebook

privacy-card-3x2If your friends are using apps (for example games like Candy Crush) on Facebook, they could be giving information of yours way without realising it, as people who can see your information can bring it with them when they use apps. However there is a setting you can use change to control the categories of information others can bring with them when they use apps, games and websites while Facebooking.

  1. Go to Settings on Facebook.
  2. Click on Apps.
  3. Scroll down to the box marked Apps Others Use and click on Edit.
  1. A box pops own listing the types of information (of yours) that your friends may be able to share. Deselect each option you do not wish to share, if not all of them.

Note: If you want to go a step further and stop apps or sites accessing data such as your Friends list, gender to other public information, locate the Apps, Websites and plugins box that is also under Apps, click the Edit button and select Disable Platform.  Be aware that this will disable your ability to use apps and plugins that offer to allow you to log in with your Facebook identity as well as disabling your ability to play games.

I suggest that if you are unsure of this information it would be a good idea if you take the time to read the Facebook help pages as well as doing your own Google research before changing any of the settings.

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