August 2018 Newsletter

Posted By: Hayley Monday 24th September 2018

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August 2018 Newsletter

We're in the top 50!

We’re in the top 50!

LaneSystems are proud to announce that we have been named in Cloudtango’s Top 50 UK MSP’s of 2018. Cloudtango is a Managed Service Provider directory whose annual Tango UK awards are calculated through an exhaustive analysis to recognize the top performing UK-based MSPs and their services based on customer reviews, testimonials and endorsements.

Tango UK comprised a list of companies focused primarily on delivering excellent Managed IT Services and cloud-based services across the United Kingdom. It is an absolute pleasure to have been included in such a list and we can only hope to make the 2019 list too!

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Netflix Annoys Viewers by testing Ads between episodes - but there's a way to opt out

Netflix Annoys Viewers by testing Ads between episodes – but there’s a way to opt out

Binge-watchers are up in arms about Netflix’s latest idea, which for the first time introduces video adverts between episodes to promote the streaming site’s other programmes.

The advertising has so far only been rolled out to a selected group of subscribers, as part of a controlled test. A number of viewers have responded badly to the trial, with many complaining on social media that the site’s main appeal is its ad-free, uninterrupted streaming. “Netflix adding ads defeat the whole point of paid subscription,” one wrote.

“At Netflix, we conduct hundreds of tests every year so we can better understand what helps members more easily find something great to watch,” the company said in a statement.

It is possible for subscribers to opt out of these tests by visiting, and clicking on a button beside a box which reads “Include me in tests and previews” — the default option — to turn it from “on” to “off”.

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Bitcoin scams using celebrity images are on the rise, watchdog says

Bitcoin scams using celebrity images are on the rise, watchdog says

Celebrity images and posh addresses are being used to convince consumers to invest in cryptocurrency scams, a British watchdog says.

The Financial Conduct Authority warned that it’s seen an increasing number of reports about investment scams claiming to offer high returns, noting that cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum aren’t regulated in Britain — so those tricked are unlikely to get their money back.

The fraudsters often advertise on social media, using photos of “celebrities or well-known individuals to promote cryptocurrency investments,” according to the FCA statement, which was initially published in June and updated Friday. “The ads then link to professional-looking websites,” the watchdog says. “Consumers are then persuaded to make investments with the firm using either cryptocurrencies or traditional currencies.”

It says the groups usually operate outside Britain, but claim to have addresses in locations like the City of London, according to Reuters, which first reported on the statement.

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