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.
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 | 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 | May 24, 2019 at 12:09 pm
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?
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.
By | May 30, 2019 at 2:38 pm
A large number of dating app users could be at risk for having their personal information stolen, as a security expert found an unprotected Chinese database filled with a lot of dating app user records.
By | May 17, 2019 at 5:11 am
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.
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 | May 16, 2019 at 8:54 am
Tensions between the US and Chinese-based tech giant Huawei aren't getting better any time soon, as the Trump administration has declared a national emergency over "threats to American technology." We explain what you need to know about this latest move against the Chinese firm.
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