By | May 2, 2019 at 5:09 am
Avengers: Endgame took in a billion dollars in the five days after it opened, destroying box office records. It's the biggest movie opening ever, but some would-be audiences are searching for a free download – which makes it the best bait for online scammers.
By | May 1, 2019 at 12:03 pm
Facebook's developers conference, F8, is currently underway, and one of the latest bits of info to drop is that the company intends to expand its dating app, Facebook Dating. Included is a new feature named Secret Crush, which lets users discretely connect with fancied friends.
By | Apr 25, 2019 at 7:10 am
Facebook has released its latest financial report, which shows a healthy $15bn profit, as well as the allocation of $3bn to deal with its upcoming fine from the FTC. Despite this, Facebook has hinted that it expects the fine could run up to as much as $5bn.
By | Apr 23, 2019 at 10:42 am
Web users are being warned to watch out for a new type of phishing email scam doing the rounds, this time, impersonating an airline flights purchase confirmation email. We explain how the airline scam email works in practice, plus what can potentially happen if you fall for it.
By | Apr 16, 2019 at 9:26 am
Microsoft's Outlook.com email service was compromised earlier this year, the software company has recently revealed. As a result, hackers were able to access some Outlook users' private information for a months-long period.
By | Apr 10, 2019 at 8:55 am
Today, ExpressVPN announced that it had updated its popular Android, iOS and Windows VPN apps with a selection of new features designed to make protecting your privacy and hiding your identity online even easier. These include split tunneling and easier location selection.
By | Apr 9, 2019 at 3:01 am
The Opera browser has unveiled loads of new features including a built-in cryptocurrency wallet, support for Web 3.0 applications, and a new dark mode. With the browser already packing a built-in VPN, it's a genuine Chrome competitor that's well worth a free tryout.
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 | Apr 2, 2019 at 6:53 am
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making a new push for regulation across Europe and the US, and it's the biggest evolution in his public views on the matter we've seen yet. Zuckerberg explained it all in a Washington Post op-ed over the weekend. Here's the rundown on his thoughts.
By | Apr 1, 2019 at 11:18 am
The Russian telecoms regulator has threatened to block access to VPNs if the companies behind them do not apply the country's censorship laws to users. The move has already led to VPN companies shutting down their servers in Russia, and leaving customers in the country stranded.
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 | Mar 29, 2019 at 6:29 am
The benefits of remote work are great, but we can't ignore the changing security practices that come alongside the shift. More than one in three organizations have dealt with a security incident due to an unsecured remote worker, according to an OpenVPN study.
By | Mar 27, 2019 at 12:26 pm
The EU has passed the Copyright Directive, a contentious piece of legislation that updates and overhauls online copyright laws in Europe. What does that mean for parody, quotations, and memes? Take a look at what the new law means for your online experience.
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 | Mar 27, 2019 at 10:27 am
Google has announced the formation of an AI ethics panel, which will tackle how the company should responsibly use and develop AI projects. Made up by a diverse group from academic, corporate and government backgrounds, the council will formulate Google's AI approach.