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Pennies Autumn Celebration 2018

November 12 2018

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Pennies, the “digital charity box”, is a compelling modern charity with an innovative way of introducing philanthropy into everyday transactions. When you pay online with a company that uses Pennies’ services, you’ll get the voluntary option to give a few pennies to a charity. It’s completely up to you whether you do, and makes charitable […]

Why Advertisers are Abandoning Third Party Cookies

November 2 2018

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Last year Apple started blocking third party cookies from Safari, using Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) to block cookies that aren’t first party cookies. But companies like Facebook are fighting back by allowing a first party cookies option for sites using their ad tracker, Facebook Pixel. Google’s also doing this with Google Analytics. What does this […]

Custom database development, Data mining and using data as factual evidence

September 28 2018

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In November 2015 Wirebox were contacted by an international legal firm, a firm with over 1200 lawyers specialising in multiple specific practice areas including Intellectual Property, Banking & Finance and sectors such as Technology and Communications and Retail. The legal firm had been instructed by one of their international clients in the Communications sector in […]

PHP Under Attack: New Code Vulnerability

September 14 2018

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Do you use PHP for web development? If so, you need to be aware of a vulnerability which has been found in the programming language, and could potentially be used by hackers to enable execution of any command on the web server from a remote device. The hack works by surreptitiously deserializing archived files which […]

Squarespace Circle

August 3 2018

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New Deal: Squarespace Circle Circle is a community for people who are serious about Squarespace. It gives those who have built or contributed to 3 or more active Squarespace sites access to exclusive deals and content, extended trial periods, specialised customer care and a peer-to-peer community of experts. Benefits Get 20% off your first year […]

Why You Need HTTPS

July 30 2018

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On July 24th, Chrome’s new version Chrome 68 started marking all HTTP sites as ‘not secure’. This is because such sites are unencrypted, meaning that Transport Layer Security (TLS) or Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is used to make the communication protocol unreadable to any third parties. When you access a website, a third party may […]

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK – Re-Thinking Productivity, London

June 26 2018

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Written by Andrew Ajoodha, Wirebox Founder On the 19th June I was invited to attend the Goldman Sachs alumni 10,000 Small Businesses UK Rethinking Productivity Conference in London at the Bloomberg European Headquarters in London. Productivity is something I am trying to improve at Wirebox, so I was really looking forward to the event and […]

Google Duplex

May 25 2018

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Google Duplex is a system that can make calls to set up appointments for you. Do you want a large thin crust margherita pizza? Or what about a hair dye on Tuesday morning? Duplex will make the call for you. It will give relevant answers to questions and interact in ways that a human would. […]

Show Me The Links!

April 23 2018

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Auditing and Building Links Links are what stitch the World Wide Web together. When we browse, we can often do so without thinking about how useful these links are, and how important the quality of those links is to users getting to the sites they’re searching for. Links also serve the purposes of websites wanting […]

Wirebox Team Building Event: d20

April 9 2018

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Last Friday Wirebox went on one of the best team building excursions in a while. After work we set off for d20, Watford’s first and only board game cafe. The idea behind the cafe is that you can pick from an extensive library of board games, from genres such as ‘strategy’, ‘classic’ and ‘co-operative’, and […]