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Microsoft brings its antivirus protection to Google’s Chrome browser

Microsoft is releasing its Windows Defender antivirus scanner for Google Chrome this week. The software giant has released a Chrome extension, that includes a list of malicious URLs that will be blocked in Chrome. The extension is designed to stop malware being loaded onto PCs from malicious sites, …

Software

iOS 12: Which iPhones and iPads will it render obsolete?

With iOS 12 now on the horizon, get ready for some of Apple's oldest iOS devices to be thrown on the scrapheap.<p>If you're currently using an older …

iPad Mini

'Dear Mark, this is why I hate you.' An open letter to Zuckerberg

Dear Mark,<p>Fuck you. Oh, sorry, were you expecting something politer? Senators might courteously thank for you volunteering to appear in Congress, but …

Privacy

The iPhone changed our lives. Now Apple needs to tackle addiction

In 1976, Steve Jobs dreamed of a “computer for the rest of us”. Forty years later, his dream has been realised, and more than a third of the world’s …

eBooks

“High Definition Vinyl” Is Happening, Possibly as Early as Next Year

“High Definition Vinyl” has moved closer to a turntable near you. In 2016, a European patent filing described a way of manufacturing records that the inventors claimed would have higher audio fidelity, louder volume, and longer playing times than conventional LPs. Now, the Austrian-based startup …

Audiophile

Zuckerberg says regulation inevitable. Is Congress up to it?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged Wednesday that regulation of social media companies is "inevitable" and disclosed that his own personal information has been compromised by malicious outsiders. But after two days of congressional testimony, what seemed clear was how …

Social Media

Facebook Just Released a New Privacy Tool After the Cambridge Analytica Breach. Here's How to Use It

87 million users may have been hit by the Cambridge Analytica data breach<p>Facebook began notifying users whose data may have been improperly collected …

Social Media

Cambridge Analytica might have accessed private Facebook messages

Facebook just began notifying people if their information was accessed by Cambridge Analytica today. Soon after, the social media company created a Help Center page that you can check to see if you were one of the affected members who logged into quiz app This Is Your Digital Life. Apparently, …

Social Media

Why We Love It When Fleetwood Mac Keep Breaking Up

The band's firing of Lindsey Buckingham might be the most quintessential chapter yet in the band's epic saga of dysfunction<p>Now this is Peak Mac. …

Fleetwood Mac

5 tips to prepare your PC for Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

It's time to get your computer ready for Microsoft's next big update to Windows 10.<p>Microsoft is expected to release its semi-annual update to Windows 10 ($142.99 at Amazon.com) this month. Dubbed Spring Creators Update, the update will be free and rolled out to users via Windows Update. Before …

Windows 10

Starting Monday, Facebook Will Tell Users if Their Data Was Shared With Cambridge Analytica

(NEW YORK) — Get ready to find out if your Facebook data has been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.<p>Starting Monday, the 87 million users …

Cambridge Analytica

Web standard brings password-free sign-ins to virtually any site

Tech companies have been trying to do away with web passwords for years, but now it looks like they've reached a key milestone. The FIDO Alliance and W3C have launched a Web Authentication standard that makes it easier to offer truly unique encryption credentials for each site. That, in turn, lets …

Google Chrome

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday.<p><b>1. Mark Zuckerberg will spend the next two days explaining to US politicians how Facebook mishandled user data, and the company has released his prepared remarks ahead of his Wednesday congressional testimony.</b> He apologised for …

Mark Zuckerberg

Adjust these Facebook privacy settings to protect your personal data | ZDNet

​Facebook knows a lot about you<p>Facebook knows a lot about you. And so do the third-party app makers and partners in the social network's …

Apps

How to tell if Cambridge Analytica accessed your Facebook data

Here's how to check if you or a Facebook friend were connected to the "This is Your Digital Life" quiz, which is how Cambridge Analytica harvested …

Cambridge Analytica

13 foods that will lengthen and strengthen your hair

Nutrition

Yes, Facebook is reading the messages you send through Messenger

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal that has rocked the public’s trust in social media giant Facebook, the company’s founder and CEO has …

Social Media

Ronaldo & Messi: Football's very own Terminator & Neo

Cristiano Ronaldo's is a career defined by firsts. He has continually done things that nobody has ever done before.<p>Tuesday night was different, …

Soccer

Scammers abused Facebook phone number search

<b>Facebook has discovered that "malicious actors" have been harvesting profiles for years by abusing its phone number and email search facility.</b><p>It said "most people" could have had their profiles harvested in this way.<p>The site let people search for their friends by typing in their phone number or …

Privacy

How to prevent those annoyign texting typos

Type faster and more accurately.<p>Scroll back through your texting history, and you’ll see a series of errors that make your messages look like ransom notes. Misspelled words, random spaces, and hilarious autocorrect mistakes are so common that you can find whole websites devoted to them. Here’s how …

Apps

Facebook fixed a massive data scraping issue it said wasn't a problem

After sitting silently for the first week of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Facebook has moved into damage limitation mode. Since the issue …

Internet

Watch Robbie Robertson Talk Dylan's Storied 'Going Electric' Guitar

1965 Telecaster headed to auction in May<p>The Band's Robbie Robertson recounts the storied history of the 1965 Fender Telecaster Bob Dylan used on his …

Guitar

Facebook scans the photos and links you send on Messenger, and it reads flagged chats

Facebook Inc. scans the links and images that people send each other on Facebook Messenger, and reads chats when they're flagged to moderators, making sure it all abides by the company's rules governing content. If it doesn't pass muster, it gets blocked or taken down.<p>The company confirmed the …

Social Media

Facebook scandal 'hit 87 million users'

<b>Facebook now believes up to 87 million users had information improperly shared with consultancy Cambridge Analytica</b><p><i>This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.</i>

Internet

Gary Moore In 20 Songs

If the great guitarists are often the ones that took what had gone before and used that inspiration to become unique players themselves, then <b>Gary</b> …

Guitar

Protect your privacy online with these data-guarding browser extensions

How to fight web trackers.<p>We all know that Facebook and other companies collect data about us. But that's the tip of the iceberg. Web trackers, on everything from shopping sites to social networks, follow your online activities every time you dip a digital toe into the internet. These advertisers …

Privacy

5 Ways to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk Into a More Productive Inner Dialogue

Negative self-talk will prevent you from living a positive life. Here's how to create a more powerful inner dialogue.<p>Whether you tell yourself, "I'm never going to be promoted," or you constantly think, "People think I'm weird," negative self-talk affects how you feel and how you behave. In fact, …

Self-help

A Guide to Smart Gardening

Who needs a green thumb when you have gadgets?<p>As spring rapidly approaches in the northern hemisphere, our thoughts return to the garden—and how to …

Gardening

10 Ways to Play Like Mike Bloomfield

0<p>SHARES<p>Consider this: By the time the “Clapton is God” craze hit our shores in 1967, aspiring U.S. blues-rock guitarists had for over a year already …

Guitar

The best place to live in Britain for quality of life is revealed - full list of top 50 areas

The Orkney Islands have been identified as Britain's best rural place to live for the second year in a row.<p>The latest Halifax 2018 Rural Areas …

Housing