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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.
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 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 | Mar 25, 2019 at 12:58 pm
Running your business from your personal phone number has a lot of negative ramifications. Here's why you shouldn't give out your personal digits for business purposes, how you can keep your company secure, your personal life safe, and your business growing.
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 | Mar 22, 2019 at 11:54 am
We speak to Kurt Glazemakers, a CTO at security company Cyxetra, about the way it is completely transforming network security to help protect companies and keep our data safe.
By | Mar 4, 2019 at 11:11 am
China's tech-powered social credit score has blocked millions of ordinary people from travelling on trains and planes for failing to pay small fines and walking a dog without a leash, and it's turning the country into a 1984-style dystopia. But could it happen in the west?