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FaceApp’s Russian Ties Spur Fears of Online Photo Privacy

FaceApp's viral images come with a policy offering little data privacy, a company based in Russia, and 80 million users' photos. Should we be worried? The app's backlash might not be entirely justified, but it definitely says a lot about how public opinion on photos has evolved.

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How to Watch the Women’s World Cup Final with a VPN

This Sunday sees the final of the Women's World Cup, a soccer event that has grabbed our attention more than ever before, thanks to amazing performances on the pitch, as well as a little controversy off of it. Find out how you can watch it anywhere in the world, with a VPN

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US Tech Giants Are Reportedly Selling to Huawei Despite Ban

In May, the Trump administration issued a blanket ban on US companies supplying hardware or software to the Chinese tech giant Huawei. Now a new report claims that tech companies including Intel and Micron sold millions of dollars worth of products since the ban was announced.

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Florida Town Pays $600,000 to Ransomware Hackers

Hacking has paid off for the criminals who held the computer systems of a small Florida town hostage. Riviera Beach, a Palm Beach suburb, has paid $600,000 in ransom to hackers who breached its system and encrypted the city's records.

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The UK’s Internet ‘Porn Block’ Delayed Indefinitely

The UK's controversial porn block has been delayed indefinitely after repeated delays which started in 2018. The policy, which was outlined in the Conservative's 2015 General Election Manifesto, has been troubled from the start with uncertainty over how the block would even work.

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Russia Taunts US with Threat of Cyber War

The United States is allegedly hacking Russia's electric power grid. It's a digital shot across the bow designed to warn President Vladimir Putin that the US can use its cybertools more aggressively, according to current government officials.

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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.