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Yahoo finally confirm 500 million hack

We said that Yahoo! were going to confirm the massive data leak, and now they have finally got around to it. The huge breach saw a hacker making off with (at least) 500 million Yahoo accounts, and Yahoo! worryingly say that the breach was 'on behalf of a foreign government'. It's between three countries, who…

Probe into WhatsApp and Facebook?

We told you that WhatsApp would be sharing your data with Facebook, and how to stop that from happening. Well, it seems that this move has not been well received, unsurprisingly. Regulators are going to look into WhatsApp's plans to share users' information with Facebook, after the messaging app said that they'd updated their privacy…

WhatsApp to share your number with Facebook

WhatsApp have tinkered with their terms and conditions, which means they'll now be sharing your number with Facebook. Of course, the messaging app is owned by Facebook, so this isn't exactly surprising. WhatsApp would like you to know that this doesn't mean your messages aren't encrypted anymore - they assure us that everything will still…

HP unveil screen that people can't see

You may have read our headline literally, and thought 'what's the use of a screen you can't see?' Well, HP have come up with a laptop that is designed in such a way, that people sat near you won't be able to look at. Great news if you value a bit of privacy while you're…

More security concerns at Ashley Madison

Remember the hack that messed things up for Ashley Madison for a period? That is, of course, before subscriptions went up thanks to the increased exposure the site got, and the volume of people who want to have an affair on their spouse. Well, there's still a number of security concerns for all those people…

Windows 'blatantly' disregard privacy

There's been a lot of criticisms made about Microsoft's ways with user privacy, concerning Windows 10. A digital rights group has accused the tech giant of "blatantly" disregarding user's choice when it comes to the launch of Windows 10. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) says: "The tactics Microsoft employed to get users of earlier versions…

Apple to block your camera at gigs?

In the olden days, you could barely get a photo of a gig, because security would scald you if you whipped your camera out. Then, along came smartphones and social media, making it impossible to police. Of course, it has been a godsend as artists get free promotion, and if anyone cocks up at a…

Facebook tracking your location

Privacy issues with Facebook are nothing new, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't be talking about them. A report says that Facebook has been tracking people's real life location, so they can use the information as a way of finding out who you might have met up with. This helps the 'People You May Know'…

Ignore “posts can become public tomorrow” Facebook nonsense

Every so often, something goes around Facebook that gets everyone concerned about the privacy of their account. Of course, the simple act of having a Facebook account means that your details, messages, and everything else, isn't exactly private, but that's not what we're talking about here. You'll see messages saying that your Facebook posts (among…

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Zuckerberg covers his webcam

Zuckerberg covers his webcam

Ever felt like the internet is spying on you through your webcam and the like? Perhaps you don't trust certain social media companies to respect your privacy? Well, join Mark Zuckerberg's club, who clearly doesn't think sharing is caring, as it turns out he's put tape over his webcam, as well as covering the Apple…

Google's two-step to become less irritating

You may have used two-step authentication recently, as tech companies look to beef up security. Usually, you get a code texted to you, or whatever, and it is a bit irritating and fiddly. You get a fresh six digit code (or more), and it enables you to log-in to your account or app, and it…

£20 million fine for companies who lose your data

There's been a lot of cyber attacks on companies lately, which have resulted in huge leaks of your personal data. What's being done about it? Well, we can only take the word of the companies that have been hit by these, but it looks like there's going to be stern penalties issued, in a bid…

Domino's to start tracking customers through GPS

Pizza vendors Domino's are going to start tracking some of their customers from Monday. That's right - they're going to watch you, check where you are, all in the name of making sure your pizza is piping hot when you approach their store. This is through their On Time Cooking concept. Now, it looks like…

Mitsubishi Outlander hybrid can be hacked

There could be a big ol' recall on the cards for Mitsubishi, as some security researchers have found that (at least) 100,000 Outlander hybrid cars have a security flaw, which allow hackers to turn off the car's alarm system, drain the battery, and control the lights. Ken Munro, who oversaw this investigation, looked into the…

Facebook say they're not listening to your phone calls

Facebook care about your privacy, that's why they're introducing an encrypted version of their Messenger app. And if you just spat your tea out at the idea of Facebook being a caring company when it comes to your privacy, then we take you over to the story where they've been accused of listening in on…