By | Feb 15, 2019 at 11:14 am
Russia is preparing to test whether it can completely cut itself off from the internet. The country is ready to take this extreme measure in the event of a cyber or real-world attack from a foreign power. But with Russia's reputation for censorship, is there more to the story?
By | Feb 12, 2019 at 5:52 pm
Industry-leading password manager LastPass has raised prices on its premium plan, taking it from $24 per year to $36 per year for new users, with existing users due a price rise upon renewal. The new price point puts LastPass more closely in line with rival services
By | Feb 7, 2019 at 3:06 pm
In a major blow to Facebook's ambitions to more closely interknit its Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram apps, a German regulator has ruled that the social media giant must seek users' explicit consent before combining their data across its various apps.
By | Feb 6, 2019 at 10:56 am
This past Monday was Internet Safety Day, and to celebrate, Google is dedicating the week to producing a series of articles on its blog, aimed at protecting users with advice and tools. We check the advice Google gives for staying safe online and protecting your accounts
By | Feb 1, 2019 at 4:33 pm
Already one of the largest data breaches ever, the list of 2.2 billion users' data is over three times larger than previously thought. Could you personally be affected? Odds are pretty high that you were. Here's more on what exactly happened and what you can do about it.
By | Feb 1, 2019 at 11:49 am
It's only been the traditional seven days long, and yet this week has managed to pack a heck of a tech news in. We look at the stories that have caught our eye this week.
By | Jan 29, 2019 at 7:31 am
Users of Apple FaceTime have uncovered a serious privacy issue this week, with the ability to listen in and even potentially watch another person using the Group FaceTime service, without their knowledge. Apple has removed the feature from its devices while it races to find a fix
By | Jan 28, 2019 at 11:04 am
Influencers and content creators on YouTube are big business, commanding millions in branding deals and attracting legions of devoted fans. It was just a matter of time before a scammer had the idea to get in on the action. Recently, that has taken the form of a phishing scam.
By | Jan 15, 2019 at 10:15 am
Last week, a Huawei employee was arrested in Poland on espionage charges. However, it apparently had no relation to his work for the company, despite widely expressed fears over its links to the Chinese government and military. So is Huawei as bad as it's made out to be?
By | Jan 11, 2019 at 10:54 am
A Massachusetts man, associated with hacktivist group Anonymous, has been sentenced to ten years behind bars for starting a DDoS attack against Boston Children's Hospital, as well as a $443,000 fine. The attack crippled the hospital, rendering it ineffective for several days.
By | Jan 2, 2019 at 4:29 pm
The Communications and Information Technology Commission of Saudi Arabia insisted that Netflix removed the second episode of The Patriot Act, titled Saudi Arabia, which covers the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Netflix complied, to global dismay.
By | Dec 31, 2018 at 7:00 am
After a wild 2018 that saw some of the biggest names in tech mired in controversy, let’s hope tech companies and CEOs take note of a certain time-honored tradition and resolve to be better in 2019. We round up the companies and CEOs most in need of new year's resolutions.
By | Dec 26, 2018 at 8:00 am
There have been a growing number of sophisticated online scams throughout 2018, and we have had our eyes on all of them. From phishing schemes to malicious links, you will be able to spot them from miles away once you take a look at our 2018 scams roundup.
By | Dec 19, 2018 at 11:53 am
Twitter has been compelled by a UK court to reveal the user behind an account parodying the British pub chain JD Wetherspoon. Does this represent a dangerous precedent on the social media site by removing the right to privacy? Or is it a simple case of defamation?
By | Dec 19, 2018 at 10:00 am
London's Metropolitan Police have been trialling facial recognition technology in some of the busiest areas of the city recently. We went down to have a look at the operation and ask whether this tech will keep us safe, or whether it's another invasion of our privacy.