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Welcome to the Age of Hacks

Why are we all getting hacked? It's simple economics.<p>Criminals want our data. Yes, even yours. It's more valuable than you think.<p>Celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton are a special case. Hackers target them for nude photos, because their private lives are prized treasure for creeps.<p>For …

7 safety tips from hackers

It's easy to get hacked. And yes, it can happen to you.<p>Follow this advice from actual hackers, and you'll be a lot safer online.<p><b>1. Turn off your phone's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.</b> Hackers are religious about this. Keeping these features "on" all the time makes it easy for strangers to slip into your …

Snapchat isn't private. Period.

The photo-sharing app Snapchat offers a false sense of privacy by promising it will erase photos.<p>In fact, numerous third-party apps like SaveSnap, SnapBox and SnapSpy offer users the ability to save incoming photos.<p>Their mere existence undermines Snapchat's purpose. And if these third-party apps …

Online ads are attacking you

An especially sneaky type of hack is on the rise. Hackers can infect your computer by piggybacking on Web ads -- even on trusted websites.<p>Hackers are slipping malware into legitimate-looking online advertisements. When you visit sites that serve those ads, you're automatically and unknowingly …

HTML5 is done, but two groups still wrestle over Web's future

After a nearly 15-year gap, the World Wide Web Consortium said Tuesday it's done standardizing the new version 5 of HTML, one of the two fundamental technologies that makes the Web work.<p>But while HTML5 is finished, a tug-of-war over how to set such standards -- and therefore how to chart the future …

Google Fit arrives on the Play Store & the web, works with all Android Wear devices

<i>Update 10:57 a.m. PT: Google Fit is now live on the Web, too.</i><p>Today Google released Google Fit, a standalone app and fitness platform designed to compete with Apple’s HealthKit, in the Google Play store.<p>According to Google, the newly launched app includes your run-of-the-mill activity tracking …

FTC suing AT&T over promises of unlimited data

The Federal Trade Commission is suing<p>AT&TWireless, saying it is seeking millions of dollars in restitution for customers who were promised unlimited data plans by the wireless carrier, only to have their mobile network speeds slowed in a practice known as data throttling.<p>According to a federal …