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 | Aug 9, 2019 at 11:04 am
At its annual developers conference, Huawei finally lifted the lid on its brand new operating system. Called HarmonyOS, the new operating system is set to work on a variety of devices — including smartphones. So, will HarmonyOS spell the end for Android?
By | Aug 5, 2019 at 11:29 am
Nearly half of all phone calls made in the US are from scammers, and the growing number of robocall nuisance or scam calls is creating a serious problem for consumers and regulators. We examine the current best practice advice and how legislation may change in future.
By | Aug 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
There's a new type of malware on the internet: "Stealers." They're aimed at swiping the autofill information stashed in your browser window — and one company found over 940,000 stealer attacks during the first half of 2019. Here's what to know and how to stay safe.
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 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 | Aug 14, 2019 at 6:24 am
Suprema, a biometric security company has had its database breached, potentially leaking sensitive data about millions of people. The Biostar 2 database holds fingerprint and facial recognition data for big businesses around the world, as well as passwords, addresses and more.
By | Aug 12, 2019 at 6:54 pm
A new report took a dive into the most popular anti-robocall apps and found plenty of basic and obvious privacy violations. The most common: Anti-robocall apps often monetize their service by sending user data or device data to third-party companies for a profit.
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 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 | Jul 29, 2019 at 9:31 am
Firefox and the Tor Project are, apparently, working on developing a new private mode for Firefox with even more proection and security thanks to Tor's server layering tech. So, what will that mean in practice? And, does it make Firefox a more enticing Chrome alternative?
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 | 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.