Facebook tracking non-users... again

Facebook have been in trouble before, for what they do with people who aren't even signed-up to the social networking site. Their 'Friend Finder' tool was accused of being 'unlawful'. Well, looks like they've found a way around all that, and now, they're going to display adverts to people online who aren't Facebook members. The…

Exit fees on pensions capped

There's been a lot of shake-ups with pensions recently, and generally, the whole thing has been deemed far too confusing. Well, one bit of good news is that those who want access to their pensions will no longer be hit with huge penalties. The Financial Conduct Authority has said that the proposed cap is going…

Spike driving charges thanks to prescription drugs

Most drivers know about the legal limits when it comes to how much you can drink before getting behind the wheel, but what about prescription drugs? New drug screening tests were introduced back in March 2015, and there's new limits for driving while on prescription drugs. It seems that many aren't aware of this, as…

PayPal stop support to Kindle, BlackBerry, and Windows

Online payments company, PayPal, have said that they're waving goodbye to Microsoft Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon Kindle Fire, ditching support for the respective apps. June 30th will be the last day for Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon Kindle Fire users to access their PayPal apps, and Apple and Android will have to update their…

The banks have a new PPI scandal to deal with

While the PPI scandal goes on and on, it looks like our banks are going to have a new problem to content with. Over the last 12 months, we've seen double the amount of people complaining about packaged bank accounts, according to figures from the Financial Ombudsman Service. What are packaged accounts? Well, banks offer…

More needs to be done about ticket touts

Ticket touts and scalpers are a massive pain. Then again, so is buying tickets for events at all. The whole thing is not consumer friendly is it? While we wait for someone to do something about erroneous, inflated booking fees, there's more calls that something needs to be done about ticket touts online. It's a…

Today, you can opt out of cold calls by text

If you're annoyed by nuisance calls, from today, you can opt out of them by text message. The "text-to-register" service lets you add your number to the "do not call" database of the Telephone Preference Service (TPS), which is good news (provided it works). If you want in, all you have to do is text…

Microsoft ban your awful, awful passwords

A host of companies want to kill off the password, because it is clear that there's better ways of securely accessing our things online. Another massive problem with passwords is the humans that choose them. Basically, some people are dreadful at creating passwords, and pick things that are insultingly easy to guess, and therefore, hack.…

PS4 NEO - released this year with VR?

There's quite a lot of buzz around the next PlayStation console, and so (relatively) soon after the PS4, here comes the PS4 Neo, or PS4 that is 4K if you prefer. It looks like it'll be getting a release this year, and there's a lot of strong rumours about the next video games machine. It…

Eurostar announces £25 tickets

Eurostar are going to be selling one-way tickets from just £25, to users with a Facebook account. Basically, if you log-in with Facebook, you'll get the chance to buy these cheap one-way tickets through the cross-Channel operator. These £25 fares are the lowest price Eurostar have ever sold tickets for. If you don't have Facebook,…

Asda recall Horrible Histories fancy dress outfit

Asda is recalling the Horrible Histories Gladiator Fancy Dress Costume. It has been found that a small number of products contained a higher level of a chemical than it is supposed to, going beyond a limit set by the Toy Safety Directive. Asda confirmed the product recall is a precautionary measure. The retail chain also…

Three to introduce ad-blocking

Three are going to be blocking ads on their network, with trials starting as soon as next month! The mobile operator says that they're doing this in a bid to show customers how loyal they are to them, rather than being in bed with advertisers. Three have said that they're trying to "revolutionise the mobile…

Thomas Cook cabin crew to strike

Thomas Cook cabin crew have held a vote, and have decided that they support strike action, which is potentially going to affect a lot of holidays over summer. The unrest is over breaks, and the staff were balloted by their union, Unite, with the staff voting in favour of action. This is not great news…

178% rise in payday loan complaints

Consumer complaints about payday loans have tripled over the past year, even though there's been a crackdown. Financial Ombudsman Service figures show that complaints over payday loans went up 178% per cent in the year to April. This isn't all necessarily gloomy though. This spike in complaints reflects “people's growing awareness of their rights when…

How to stop Windows 10 upgrade

At the moment, there's a lot of people who are very, very frustrated with Microsoft and their insistence that you should upgrade your computer to Windows 10. If you're considering updating to Windows 10, hurry up, because after July, it will cost you. If you don't want to upgrade, and you feel like Microsoft are…