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Some 330 million users urged to change passwords after apparent bug left data in plain site. In a series of tweets and a blog Twitter announced that due to a software glitch, millions of Twitter users passwords had been stored in plain text files without any encryption. The good news so far at least, is that there’s […]
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Register your card, set up a PIN and start buying things without ever leaving Instagram. In a world swirling with controversy over fake news, bot accounts, and roughshod privacy tactics, it’s nice to know there’s one social media outlet that is still just duck-billed selfies and photoshopped celebrities. Instagram, despite its ownership, has as-of-yet seemingly stayed […]
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BM has announced to its workers that they are no longer allowed to use USB sticks or any other form of portable data, including DVDs, SD cards, and even data stored on their phones. The ban will affect employees at every IBM facility across the globe. Knowledge of the USB ban originally came by way […]
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Will Facterbot help improve Facebook’s reputation? Whether it’s an unresearched meme your anti-vaxxer sister-in-law shared or an attack ad funded by a foreign agent, there’s no doubt that Facebook has been complicit in helping spread vicious lies, ridiculous rumors, and good grief–flat earth weirdness. While the site claims that it cannot control this level of […]
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Cause uncertain but the effects are clear to see. A viral video from a cellular repair shop’s surveillance camera is making the rounds, showing a potentially dangerous explosion. In the video, an employee of the Las Vegas shop can be seen working at a counter–some accounts say he was replacing a cracked screen on another […]
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After months of speculation, Donald Trump signs new legislation that officially bans the use of Kaspersky Lab products within any part of the US government. By signing the new defence spending bill into law, the President has purged the Moscow-based antivirus firm from any and all federal agencies amid growing concerns it was vulnerable to Kremlin influence, despite the company’s continual denials. “Considering the grave risk that Kaspersky Lab poses to […]
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Coming on the unfortunate heels of last week’s security findings about Apple’s Face ID vulnerabilities, a tech firm is testing a new feature in two UK grocery stores. Yoti, a British startup, has a new app that lets smartphone users pay for their items at the register with their faces. But Yoti’s Android and iOS app isn’t […]
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Score one for the good guys: Cisco has caught its own security vulnerability and has already issued a patch to prevent hackers from exploiting a flaw in as many as twelve of its voice-activated OS products. According to a statement from the company, “When a refresh upgrade or PCD migration is completed successfully, an engineering flag […]
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If you haven’t downloaded and installed a quality virtual private network (VPN), you might want to get started on that today. The internet is all a-buzz (at least on the US side of things) due to the threats of the end of net neutrality. This issue keeps rearing its ugly head among lawmakers, largely due to […]
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YouTube has announced that it is to restrict the availability of ‘creepy’ videos aimed at children and show popular children’s characters in violent and sexual scenes, if they are reported by viewers. YouTube’s new policy follows several accusations that children were routinely viewing inappropriate content that was completely unsuitable for their age group. Such videos […]
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