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For Sale – SOLD SOLD Desktop PC. Intel 7600k CPU, Asus Z270 Prime Motherboard, 24GB DDR4 RAM. 250GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro in Coolermaster HAF XB Case SOLD SOLD

Bought this here a while ago but never really used it. I added a 250gb NVME SSD and a better case. Runs very fast and quiet. For Sale – Intel 7600K, Z270 Full System £250 CPU 7600k I think the cooler is called deep Freeze or something like this Asus Prime Z270 Antec Modular 750w Power supply…

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Microsoft to apply CCPA protections to all US customers

Microsoft is taking California’s new data privacy law nationwide.

The software giant this week said it will honor the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) throughout the United States. When the CCPA goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, companies in California will be required to provide people with the option to stop their personal information from being sold, and will generally require that companies are transparent about data collection and data use.

The CCPA applies to companies that do business in California, collect customers’ personal data and meet one of the following requirements: have annual gross revenue of more than $25 million; buy, receive, sell or share personal data of 50,000 or more consumers, devices or households for commercial purposes; or earn 50% or more of their annual revenues from selling consumers’ personal data.

Julie Brill, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for global privacy and regulatory affairs and Chief Privacy Officer, announced her company’s plans to go a step further and apply the CCPA’s data privacy protections to all U.S. customers — not just those in California.

“We are strong supporters of California’s new law and the expansion of privacy protections in the United States that it represents. Our approach to privacy starts with the belief that privacy is a fundamental human right and includes our commitment to provide robust protection for every individual,” Brill wrote in a blog post. “This is why, in 2018, we were the first company to voluntarily extend the core data privacy rights included in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to customers around the world, not just to those in the EU who are covered by the regulation. Similarly, we will extend CCPA’s core rights for people to control their data to all our customers in the U.S.”

Brill added that Microsoft is working with its enterprise customers to assist them with CCPA compliance. “Our goal is to help our customers understand how California’s new law affects their operations and provide the tools and guidance they will need to meet its requirements,” she said.

Microsoft did not specify when or how it will apply the CPAA for all U.S. citizens. In recent years the company has introduced several privacy-focused tools and features designed to give customers greater control over their personal data.

Fatemeh Khatibloo, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, said Microsoft has an easier path to becoming CCPA compliant because of its early efforts to broadly implement GDPR protections.

“They’re staying very true to all the processes they went through under GDPR,” she said. “CCPA has some differences with GDPR. Namely, it’s got some requirements to verify the identity of people who want to exercise their rights. GDPR is still based on an opt-in framework rather than an opt-out one; it requires consent if you don’t have another legal basis for processing somebody’s data. The CCPA is still really about giving you the opportunity to opt out. It’s not a consent-based framework.”

Khatibloo also noted that Microsoft was supportive of the CCPA early on, and that Brill, who formerly served as commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission under the Obama administration, has a strong history on data privacy.

“She understands the extensive need for a comprehensive privacy bill in the U.S., and I think she also understands that that’s probably not going to happen in the next year,” Khatibloo said. “Instead of waiting for a patchwork of laws to turn up, I think she’s taking a very proactive move to say, ‘We’re going to abide by this particular set of rules, and we’re going to make it available to everybody.’ The other really big factor here is, who wants to be the company that says its New York customers don’t have the same rights that its California customers do?

Rebecca Herold, an infosec and privacy consultant as well as CEO of The Privacy Professor consultancy, argued that while CCPA does a good job addressing the “breadth of privacy issues for individuals who fall under the CCPA definition of a ‘California consumer,'” it falls short in multiple areas. To name a few criticisms, she pointed out that it doesn’t apply to organizations with under $25 million in revenue, it does not apply to all types of data or individuals such as employees, and that many of its requirements can come across as confusing.

But Herold said Microsoft’s move to apply CCPA for all 50 states makes sense and it’s something she recommends to her clients when consulting on new regional regulations. “When looking at implementing a wide-ranging law like CCPA, it would be much more simplified to just follow it for all their millions of customers, and not try to parse out the California customers from all others,” she said via email. “It is much more efficient and effective to simplify data security and privacy practices by treating all individuals within an organization’s database equally, meeting a baseline of actions that fit all legal requirements across the board. This is a smart and savvy business leadership move.”

Mike Bittner, associate director of digital security and operations for advertising security vendor The Media Trust, agreed that Microsoft’s move isn’t surprising.  

“For a large company like Microsoft that serves consumers around the world, simplifying regulatory compliance by applying the same policies across an entire geography makes a lot of sense, because it removes the headaches of applying a hodgepodge of state-level data privacy laws,” he said in an email. “Moreover, by using the CCPA — the most robust U.S. data privacy law to date — as the standard, it demonstrates the company’s commitment to protecting consumers’ data privacy rights.”

Herold added that the CCPA will likely become the de facto data privacy law for the U.S. in the foreseeable future because Congress doesn’t appear to be motivated to pass any federal privacy laws.

Brill appeared to agree.

“CCPA marks an important step toward providing people with more robust control over their data in the United States,” she wrote in her blog post. “It also shows that we can make progress to strengthen privacy protections in this country at the state level even when Congress can’t or won’t act.”

Senior reporter Michael Heller contributed to this report.

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For Sale – Apple MacBook Pro 15” 2.9 GHz Intel Core i9, 32GB 2400 MHz DDR4, Radeon Pro 560X 4GB, 1TB SSD. Screen water damage :(

I bought this last year – October 08 2108 at Apple Bluwater at a retail cost of £3689. I’m upgrading as I need more internal storage. I use it regularly, switching between my desktop machine and the laptop. It all works perfectly – with one flaw – the screen (see below).

The bad news is that the screen has water damage when I got caught in the rain and my laptop bag leaked. Despite a careful drying out process, there are spots on the screen which refuse to go away. It looks much worse on light screens than on dark (see attached pics) but doesn’t affect the performance at all. It doesn’t bother me and I often use an external screen anyway when I’m doing my heavy graphics work or use my desktop iMac. This was a couple of months ago and I’ve been using it every day since then. I’ve had repair quotes of about £580 but didn’t want to be without my machine for any length of time so didn’t bother.

You are welcome to test the machine to check it out and it all comes with the original box and power adaptor. I can also provide proof of purchase as well if necessary. Allowing for the water damage, I’m after £2150. Similar perfect machines seem to be around the £3000 mark so there is a saving even if you decided to get the screen fixed.

I haven’t ordered my new machine yet but just wanted to test the water first with this before committing to buy the new machine. If a deal is agreed, you may need to wait a few days for my new machine to arrive.

I would prefer collection as the buyer can then check the machine fully to be confident in his / her purchase.

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Adobe Sign introduces updates targeting mobile device users

Adobe Sign updates this week brought new features supporting mobile devices and new integrations with Microsoft cloud products including SharePoint, Dynamics, PowerApps and Flow, Teams and Azure.

According to Mike Prizament, senior product marketing manager at Adobe, the company emphasized improving user experience on mobile because nearly half of its users start the signing process on their phones. “If 50% of people check their email, and then they try to start signing a document on their phone, we want it to be as easy as possible,” he said.

The Adobe Sign updates include the following:

Improved mobile signing experience: Adobe Sign enables users to zoom in on areas they need to sign and provides mobile-friendly navigation buttons that guide the signer through required fields. The company said these functionalities are available on mobile web and don’t require users to download an app.

New home screen interface: The Adobe Sign home screen has a new design intended to make the main e-signature tools more visible and accessible. The tools let users send out a document for signatures, track document status and manage the signing process. Users can send documents from the Adobe Sign home screen for people to sign instead of emailing the document or sending paper copies, according to the company.

 The new Adobe Sign home screen.
The new Adobe Sign home screen.

New manage page: The new page lets managers responsible for sending documents for signatures track or modify the process. The user can check to whom the documents were sent, determine whether a recipient opened the document yet, change or cancel recipients and archive the documents.

Adobe Sign allows two different levels of account sharing on the manage page: view only and full access. The view-only sharing mode allows the main manager to share the account to team members so they are given access to only view the status of the task. The full-access sharing mode gives complete control to team members to take over the manager’s account in case the person is taking a vacation or leaving the company, according to Adobe.

The new Adobe Sign manage page.
The new Adobe Sign manage page.

Users can swap back and forth between accounts in a drop-down menu on the manage page.

Integrations with Microsoft cloud productivity products

Adobe Sign has updated integrations with the following Microsoft products:

  • Microsoft SharePoint: Users can create and embed digital forms that can be filled, signed and reused. The update is intended to help customers collect information from a large number of people inside and outside the company. Data from the forms is automatically saved and mapped back to a SharePoint list.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365: E-signatures works with Dynamics 365 Sales in more languages, including German, French and Japanese.
  • Microsoft PowerApps and Power Automate in the Government Community Cloud: Users can add signing workflows when a new document is uploaded in SharePoint, then route final documents and create an audit trail to OneDrive/SharePoint.
  • Microsoft Teams: Team members can send documents for signatures and manage, track and get notifications for the status of important documents. The Adobe Sign integration in Teams is certified as part of the Microsoft 365 Certification program, ensuring that enterprise data privacy and security are protected from third-party developed applications in Microsoft 365.
  • Microsoft Azure: Adobe Sign is now available in Microsoft Azure in Europe and stores all data, content and information within the EU.
  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory: Microsoft Azure Active Directory enterprise customers can use single sign-on to send Adobe Sign to their employees via the Adobe admin console within 30 minutes.

“Signature is a key component to identity, and identity is a key component to trusted commerce. Adobe has a huge potential to leverage over 1 billion PDF users in the future of legal signing authority,” said R “Ray” Wang, principal analyst and founder at Constellation Research.

He said the latest integrations with Microsoft products will enable tools such as Dynamics 365 Sales, Microsoft SharePoint, Teams and other apps to take advantage of signature from Adobe.

Wang said Adobe ultimately competes with DocuSign, a cloud service providing e-signature technology.

Adobe sees a big potential still ahead for the market of e-signatures, citing IDC research sponsored by Adobe that found 80% of enterprise document processes still rely on paper. “There’s still a huge opportunity there, and this is a big area that Adobe Sign looks to solve together with Adobe Document Cloud,” Prizament said.

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Kronos introduces its latest time clock, Kronos InTouch DX

Workforce management and HR software vendor Kronos this week introduced Kronos InTouch DX, a time clock offering features including individualized welcome screens, multilanguage support, biometric authentication and integration with Workforce Dimensions.

The new time clock is aimed at providing ease of use and more personalization for employees.

“By adding consumer-grade personalization with enterprise-level intelligence, Kronos InTouch DX surfaces the most important updates first, like whether a time-off request has been approved or a missed punch needs to be resolved,” said Bill Bartow, vice president and global product management at Kronos.

InTouch DX works with Workforce Dimensions, Kronos’ workforce management suite, so when a manager updates the schedule, employees can see those updates instantly on the Kronos InTouch DX and when employees request time off through the Kronos InTouch DX, managers are notified in Workforce Dimensions, according to the company.

Workforce Dimensions is mobile-native and accessible on smartphones and tablets.

Other features of InTouch DX include:

  • Smart Landing: Provides a personal welcome screen alerting users to unread messages, time-off approvals or requests, shifts swap and schedule updates.
  • Individual Mode: Provides one-click access to a user’s most frequent self-service tasks such as viewing their schedule, checking their accruals bank or transferring job codes.
  • My Time: Combines an individual’s timecard and weekly schedule, providing an overall view so that employees can compare their punches to scheduled hours to avoid errors.
  • Multilanguage support: Available for Dutch, English, French (both Canadian and French), German, Japanese, Spanish, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Danish, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Polish and Portuguese.
  • Optional biometric authentication: Available as an option for an extra layer of security or in place of a PIN number or a badge. The InTouch DX supports major employee ID Badge formats, as well as PIN/employee ID numbers.
  • Date and time display: Features an always-on date and time display on screen.
  • Capacitive touchscreen: Utilizes capacitive technology used in consumer electronic devices to provide precision and reliability.

“Time clocks are being jolted in the front of workers’ visibility with new platform capabilities that surpass the traditional time clock hidden somewhere in a corner. Biometrics, especially facial recognition, are key to accelerate and validate time punches,” said Holger Mueller, vice president and principal analyst at Constellation Research.

When it comes to purchasing a product like this, Mueller said organizations should look into a software platform. “[Enterprises] need to get their information and processes on it, it needs to be resilient, sturdy, work without power, work without connectivity and gracefully reconnect when possible,” he said.

Other vendors in the human capital management space include Workday, Paycor and WorkForce Software. Workday platform’s time-tracking and attendance feature works on mobile devices and provide real-time analytics to aid managers’ decisions. Paycor’s Time and Attendance tool offers a mobile punching feature that can verify punch locations and enable administrators to set location maps to ensure employees punch in or near the correct work locations. WorkForce’s Time and Attendance tool automates pay rules for hourly, salaried or contingent workforce.

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For Sale – Dell XPS 9333

For sale my 4 year old dell xps. I have recently switched to a mac so selling this now as its still got plenty life left in it.
The battery was recently replaced and its also had an upgrade to 256 samsung evo ssd.
Its in perfect working condition. The screen has no marks or scratches on it.
the only bit of of damage is on the top left corner on the outside which happened when it was nearly new. It doesnt effect its functioning at all.

Specs are as follows:
Intel core i5
8 GB RAM
Screen: 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 with 10-finger touch support
Ports: 2 USB 3.0 (both with charging), mini DisplayPort, headphone/mic jack
Connectivity: Intel dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
Webcam: HD widescreen camera with dual microphone array
Weight: 3.03 pounds

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For Sale – Pristine Dell XPS 13″ 9370- 4k Touchscreen + 6 months Premium Warranty

I bought this laptop direct from Dell and extended the warranty through to March 2020 which is transferable and is onsite (they come to you)

Full specs and warranty details can be confirmed in the images

Dell XPS 9370
13″ 4k multi touch screen
Core i5-8250u Quad Core CPU
8GB DDR4
256GB SSD
Windows 10 Home

Laptop is in perfect condition including battery and comes as it was delivered from Dell, with original PSU and 1xUSB-C to USB-A adapter. paperwork and both boxes.

Review – Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) review: The best all-round Windows laptop

Shipping price is a maximum cost, as I havent priced it up yet, but I will only ship insured and tracked.

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For Sale – Compact & Upgradable Custom Windows 10 Gaming PC with GPU Options *Bristol Area*

Hi Guys,

I have here an excellent custom built gaming computer, this compact, upgradable and attractive system ideal for games like Fortnite, Counter Strike, Rainbow Six Siege and PUBG.

This system is ideal for someone who wants to get into PC gaming with a platform that is upgradable in the future with a more powerful GPU. I’ve also got a few spare GPUs so if you have a little more spare cash and want a higher performance system please see the bottom of the description.

This gaming system is fast and responsive thanks to the Intel i5 Quad Core 3.5GHz CPU, 500GB Samsung Sold State Drive and 16GB of DDR4. The case rates very highly in reviews and offers great airflow in a compact and attractive package with the tempered glass side panel. With a 650W PSU you have plenty of room for upgrades in the future with higher end GPUs.

Professionally assembled and tested with a fresh install of Windows 10 Professional x64 with key, so it is ready to use out of the box. Many of the parts are brand new and most have plenty of warranty remaining. The case is brand new and still has the protective wrap on the tinted tempered glass window. The tinted glass isn’t pictured as its quite reflective and photos don’t do it justice so there is a stock image included.

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Specifications:

Intel Core i5 6600K 3.5GHz Quad Core CPU
MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard
Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3000MHz Ballistix Sport LT RAM
Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Graphics Card
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB SATA 2.5″ SSD
Thermalright Macho 120 SBM CPU Cooler with 150mm Quiet Fan
EVGA Supernova NEX650G 650W PSU
Fractal Design Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case with Tinted Tempered Glass Window
Windows 10 Professional x64 – Fresh Install

As it stands above I’m looking for Only £475 Collected from Yate near Bristol. Can be seen working. Postage available for around £25 depending on location. Postage is always charged at cost price, so if I’m able to ship it insured for less, I’ll refund the difference.

If you would like a more powerful GPU installed please see below:

Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Windforce OC 6GB + £75
Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming 8GB + £135
Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming 8GB + £185

Thanks,

Mark

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For Sale – Apple MacBook Air (Retina 13 inch 2018) Gold

Purchased this Retina MacBook Air direct from Apple on 21st November 2018 but is just not getting used so would like to move on to a good home. Has had minimal light use – internet and Football Manager only!!

1.6GHz dual‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
Intel UHD Graphics 617
8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
512GB SSD storage
Force Touch trackpad
Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
Touch ID
Retina display
Backlit Keyboard – British
Accessory Kit

Comes in original box with all original accessories.

Has had a hard case on top / bottom since day one so is immaculate with no dents or dings and screen is in mint condition

Will be reset to factory running

It has no Apple Care so warranty to November 2019.

Will be posted insured signed for at my cost and will advise delivery date once courier decided and funds received.

Can also collect from London SE9 evenings or weekends

Payment by PayPal Gift, Bank Transfer or Cash if collecting.

Will post pics tonight

To spec this on Apple now will be £1499 so asking only £1099 or feel free to make an offer

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For Sale – 15 Inch MacBook Pro (2017) [Fully Specced – 512GB]

Hi there
You say this had a new logic board replacement recently. Do you know if that Is that a know issue with these MacBooks then ? It just seems strange to have something like that already replaced on a MacBook that’s pretty new and hardly used like you say. Only asking because I wouldn’t want to be buying something that’s potentially going to have issues. Also, was the replacement carried out by Apple…?

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