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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Meet the man who's selling your private data

What happens to all the personal data collected by websites? How much care do companies really take to protect it? How easy is it for third parties to buy and abuse your details? Several weeks ago, we received a spam email offering a large database of private information for sale. It was one of those…

Once Next have your personal data, they have it forever

In the year of our Lord 2010, it's a foolish man that splashes about his personal data like Old Spice. But what do you do if a business has your information and refuses to delete it? An avid Bitterwallet reader, let's call him Simon, is locked in a battle with Next over such an issue.…

Like talking dirty online? Like watching porn on the iPad? Not for long...

Smut. Filth. A nod is as good as a wink to a blind bat. Kyak kyak. All that dirty stuff is pretty popular online, right? You don't have to feel like a seedy ol' shit with a grubby mac on whilst perusing nude humans with engorged bits or talking filth to complete strangers. The joy…

Can We Still Trust The National Trust?

People, you should never assume anything. Ever. For example, never assume that you know how to correctly set up a mouse trap. Also, never assume that the pipe-smoking man you call Dad doesn't spend his Friday nights in a niche-appeal nightclub fannying about on Vermouth while dressed as Eartha Kitt. Likewise, if you're going to…

What PC World are doing with <B>your</B> personal data

At a time when everyone is screaming at us to keep our personal information secure, you have to wonder why PC World expects us to share our details within earshot of a queue of customers. Why do they need to know whether your purchase is for personal use or business? Why are you asked for…