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Yahoo and AOL just gave themselves the right to read your emails (again)

Though Yahoo was already scanning its users' emails to maximize ad opportunities, doubling-down on the policy could raise eyebrows in a post-Cambridge Analytica world.<p>Oath, the media division of Verizon that runs both AOL and Yahoo, is finally unifying the privacy policy of its two giant legacy …

Class Action

Facebook: If you want privacy, expect to pay for it

Want privacy on Facebook? Cough up some cash.<p>The social-media site plans to extort users who want to keep their personal data away from advertisers — …

Social Media

Global cyberattack targets 200,000 network switches (updated)

The past few days haven't been great for the internet's broader security. Iran's Communication and Information Technology Ministry has reported that it was a victim in a global cyberattack that compromised about 200,000 Cisco switches that hadn't yet received patches for exploits in the company's …

Cybersecurity

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Senate, House committees

The testimony will be Zuckerberg's first before the U.S. government.<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees as well and the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 10 and 11 respectively, the committees announced Wednesday.<p>The public …

Donald Trump

With paper and phones, Atlanta struggles to recover from cyber attack

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Atlanta's top officials holed up in their offices on Saturday as they worked to restore critical systems knocked out by a nine-day-old cyber attack that plunged the Southeastern U.S. metropolis into technological chaos and forced some city workers to revert to paper.<p>On an Easter …

Cybersecurity

RANKED: The 19 cheapest holiday destinations in Europe

Eastern Europe offers some of the cheapest holiday destinations on the continent, according to the 10th annual City Costs Barometer from Post Office Travel Money— and they're also pretty stunning.<p>Using price estimates from National and Regional Tourist Offices and average accommodation costs from …

European Travel

Facebook and its executives are getting destroyed after botching the handling of a massive data 'breach'

Facebook and its executives faced a torrent of backlash on Saturday following news reports that the data firm Cambridge Analytica, which worked on the Trump campaign in 2016, improperly harvested private information from 50 million Facebook users.<p>The company quickly faced calls for increased …

Cambridge Analytica

It's official: Russia is targeting critical American infrastructure with 'malicious cyberattacks'

Russian cyber operatives are attacking critical American infrastructure such as energy grids, nuclear facilities, aviation systems, and water processing plants, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The report details numerous attempts, …

IoT attacks are getting worse -- and no one's listening

If there was one theme at this year's Kaspersky conference, it was the constant reminder that many connected devices have potentially serious gaps in security.<p>There's a running joke regarding connected gadgets and the internet of things: "The 'S' in IoT stands for security."<p>And yes, I'm aware …

Cybersecurity

Discover the Seven New Wonders of the World on this ultimate bucket list trip

If you have a travel bucket list the length of your arm and are hoping to make a big dent in it … then this trip might be the answer. The 31-day tour takes trippers on a whistle-stop tour of the Seven New Wonders of the World and the last standing ancient wonder.<p>The trip is being organised by On …

Taj Mahal

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

Snapshot: The World’s Most Popular Luxury Hotel Brands

<b>Affluent travellers have never been so sophisticated, savvy & opinionated – pushing luxury hospitality to new heights. Here, via a fresh study, we</b> …

Top 10: the best luxury hotels in Bruges

An insider's guide to the best luxury hotels in Bruges, for historic and contemporary interiors, sumptuous spas and great views.<p>Hotel Dukes' Palace<p>Bruges, Belgium<p>9 Telegraph expert rating<p>This is the only five-star hotel in Bruges. You might think it almost too grand for the little city, but the …

The Best Apps for Photographers

Man, is it fun to be a photographer right now.<p>I don't mean to say that photography wasn't fun before, but if you ask me, we're in a golden age of …

Mobile Photography

9 places on the Vegas Strip where you can still find free parking

If you haven't been to Vegas in a while, you may not know that some Strip resorts now charge for parking. Aria, New York-New York, Vdara, MGM Grand and others started charging visitors for self- and valet parking last summer.<p>But you can still find free parking along the Strip, if you know where to …

The Best Budget Portrait Lenses for 2017

Personally, I love taking portraits.For me, it's not just being able to create an image for someone that they will (hopefully) cherish for a long …

Cameras

Turn a “Bad” Raw File into an Awesome Image with These Simple Lightroom Tips (VIDEO)

The Swiss photographer known as “Yuri Fineart” specializes in shooting landscapes and he offers weekly tutorials on using Lightroom to improve all …

Here Are Three Simple Lightroom Tips That Will Dramatically Improve Your Photos (VIDEO)

Mango Street Labs is a great source of short, simple tutorials that can make a big difference in your images, even if you don’t have a lot of …

Why the iPad is Good for Photographers

I was always skeptical view of Apple products.I was a PC user my entire life, and apple products seemed to be overpriced and overhyped pieces of …

What Camera Should I Buy? | An Overview of Today’s Most Popular Choices

Is Nikon better than Canon? Sony better than Nikon? Fuji better than…blah blah blah! Is this really a relevant discussion these days? Should I be …

Audrey Hepburn

US Announces the Upcoming Federal Drone Registry: Register or Face ‘Consequences’

The Obama administration announced today that it will be creating the first ever federal drone registry to reign in the wild wild west of drone …

Drones

Curtis In The Townships Of Soweto