By | Jul 17, 2019 at 7:54 pm
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.
By | Jul 11, 2019 at 9:09 am
Google has been paying contractors to listen and transcribe Google Home recordings of completely unaware users. One of the contractors decided to blow the whistle to a Dutch-language news site, revealing that some of the conversations are up to a minute long.
By | Jul 9, 2019 at 12:33 pm
The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has levied a record-setting £183.39 million fine against British Airways for a 2018 data breach. It's just the latest development in worldwide data privacy regulations, and it's a sobering one for anyone working in cybersecurity.
By | Jul 5, 2019 at 12:32 pm
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
By | Jul 1, 2019 at 7:36 pm
Iran's government-subsidized electricity saw a 7% spike in consumption in June, destabilizing the country's power grid. The culprit, according to Iranian authorities? 1,000 illegal bitcoin mining machines.
By | Jun 27, 2019 at 4:51 pm
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.
By | Jun 24, 2019 at 4:09 pm
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.
By | Jun 24, 2019 at 11:11 am
Today, Nick Clegg, Facebook's Vice-President of Global Affairs and Communications, sat down for an interview on BBC radio, and faced a grilling on his company's activities, past and present. Up for discussion were regulation, the Christchurch shooting, and Russian meddling.
By | Jun 20, 2019 at 5:47 am
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.
By | Jun 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm
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.
By | Jun 12, 2019 at 2:27 pm
Online security hasn't been a big priority for US businesses, as a new report found that cyber attacks cost them upwards of $654 billion in 2018. Check out all the other details of the report there, including which industries are most targeted and how.
By | Jun 12, 2019 at 10:53 am
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.
By | Jun 11, 2019 at 10:43 am
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.
By | Jun 6, 2019 at 9:49 am
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.
By | Jun 3, 2019 at 11:36 am
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.