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Russia Bans 9 VPNs, But Not Kaspersky

Russia’s regulations agency Roscomnadzor has told the country's top VPN providers to link their servers to the government's system. Only one VPN provider has officially complied: Kaspersky Secure Connection. All others will be blocked within a month. Here's why.

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Chrome Restricts Ad-Blockers: What This Means For You

Google Chrome may be one of the most popular browsers out there, but it has provoked plenty of ire recently in the way that it handles ad-blocking extensions. Critics have suggested that recent changes to Chrome will make dedicated ad blocking plugins ineffective.

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US Immigration Now Asks For Your Social Media Details

People wishing to travel to the US are now being asked to provide their social media details on visa applications, as well as their phone numbers from the past five years. These new visa rules are expected to impact 15 million people and give the US Government tonnes of data.

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Microsoft Drops Password Renewal Requests

If you're fed up with being pestered every month to change your password, just as you've memorized your last one, then we have good news for you. Microsoft are in your corner, and have claimed that it is unnecessary.

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The Facial Recognition Fightback

In the space of two weeks, there have been three landmark incidents in the use of facial recognition in the US and the UK. So why is the public fighting back against facial recognition and why now?

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Airbnb Users Targeted in Latest Scam

Booking a weekend away? You might want to double check exactly who your booking is going through, especially if you're using Airbnb, which has found itself in the middle of a rather involved fraudulent scheme. Here's how to make sure you don't get scammed.

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What Needs to Change to Restore Trust in Tech

With constant news stories about tech companies breaking the law, or acting in morally dubious ways, Tech.co spoke to Ali Shah, the ICO’s new head of technology policy to find out how big tech companies can restore the trust of their users.

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Facebook Sets Aside $3bn for FTC Privacy Fine

Facebook has released its latest financial report, which shows a healthy $15bn profit, as well as the allocation of $3bn to deal with its upcoming fine from the FTC. Despite this, Facebook has hinted that it expects the fine could run up to as much as $5bn.

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Watch Out for this Fake Airlines Scam Email

Web users are being warned to watch out for a new type of phishing email scam doing the rounds, this time, impersonating an airline flights purchase confirmation email. We explain how the airline scam email works in practice, plus what can potentially happen if you fall for it.