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Want to know what Facebook know about you?

The amount of data that Facebook have on their users is a huge concern for a lot of people, and indeed, some people aren't aware of just how much information the social network gathers up about everyone. Well, now you can find out what they know, through a Chrome extension. Facebook have been pretty secretive…

Face Finder is Shazam, but for faces

Over in Russia, we could be getting a glimpse of the future of technology. FindFace has launched, which is a facial recognition app, and that allows you to find anyone's social media profiles by using only a picture of their face. The service only launched a couple of months ago, but it already has half…

Privacy fiends! Opera introduce unlimited, free VPN to browser

More and more people are concerned with their online privacy, and with that, Opera (the browser, not the impenetrable form of storytelling through music) has said that they're going to integrate an unlimited and absolutely free virtual private network (VPN) into their service. For you, that means more privacy and you'll be able to go…

NissanConnect EV app disabled thanks to security flaw

It is all very well having promises of a car that will charge your house up, but the Nissan Leaf has problems to sort out regarding safety first. If you have a Nissan LEAF or an eNV200 electric vehicle, the car-maker has pulled the NissanConnect EV app (the thing that used to be called CarWings) over…

Match.com is latest dating site to be hacked

If being single isn't tough enough, all the baddies on the internet are going after their dating profiles. AshleyMadison was the big profile hack, complete with leaks, and now, Match.com has been compromised as well. A security alert was issued by an outfit called Malwarebytes, and they noted that the dating site was hacked and has…

Best Android anti-virus and security apps

There's always a risk of getting a grim virus on your Android device and, seeing as we all use our tablets and phones so frequently, it is worth making sure our gadgets are safe. Seeing as Google Play is a bit of a mess and there's a lack of curating going on, on their part,…

Whip your ID out if you want to watch online muck

If the Tories get in, in the next election, you better prepare yourself to whip out your throbbing ID if you want to watch dirty films on the internet. In a Facebook post, UK culture secretary Sajid Javid said that, if the Conservatives are elected, they will "legislate to put online hardcore pornography behind effective…

Parking ticket data breach for tens of thousands

A database full of around 10,000 people's parking ticket details isn't as secure as previously thought as somehow, it has ended up being published online. According to Sky News, the company called PaymyPCN.net, which has collected penalty charges for two decades has a direct link to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) database, which means…

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Kim Dotcom is back!

Kim Dotcom is back!

After a troubling year, Kim Dotcom is back! What's he up to this time? Well, he's said that he's preparing to release a fully-encrypted video calling and chat service. It'll be able to protect your communications from snooping governments and surveillance. "Mega will soon release a fully encrypted and browser-based video call and chat service including high-speed…

How to keep your nudes safe from being hacked

As you're no doubt aware, Jennifer Lawrence has had some naked selfies stolen from her, and according to the very reputable 4chan, they were swiped by someone hacking her iCloud account. If you haven't seen the photos, then chances are we've lost you and you're burrowing into a search engine now, looking for boobs. How…

Facebook Messenger recording your calls without permission?

Facebook launched their Messenger service not too long ago, in a bid to muscle in on the market that WhatsApp have enjoyed so much. If you have the FB app on your phone, you were pretty much forced to download the Messenger app because Zuckerberg wouldn't let you read your inbox without it. Most people…

Office discover a security breach

Well, we wouldn't want to be in YOUR SHOES. Yes, it’s that time again when you need to…change your password. First it was ebay and now it’s footwear emporium Office, who have discovered a similar personal data hack. Petty criminals have nabbed names, addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers, but no financial data has been…

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November is burglar month

November is burglar month

It’s November, a time for sparklers and toffee apples and cosy nights by the fireside. And it's also the month in which you’re most likely to get burgled. Yes, burglars have to get ready for Christmas, too, which means there are more break-ins this month than any other time of the year – one every…

Kim Dotcom to bring you paranoid email!

If you're the kind of person who doesn't like the idea of ANYONE looking at your emails (what have you got in there? Naked selfies?), then you'll be pleased to hear that internet cad, Kim Dotcom, is bringing us all a Mega-style email, which is fully encrypted and basically snoop and government-proof. The terrorist alarm…

Facebook shows porn and violent images - just like the rest of the internet then?

Facebook are looking into reports saying that pornographic and violent images have been posted to its website, shown mainly in users' newsfeeds. According to ZDnet, this exciting highly offensive material is being spread via a "linkspam virus", which is basically something that looks like a harmless link, when in fact, it isn't! It's something that'll…