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It's All About Data

We live in a data-driven world. For instance, if you activate location services on Google Maps and, a year later, go to your timeline, it can tell you where you were on the same day the year prior. If you turn on Facebook Activation services, it suggests friends you should request when you go …

Big Data

Is it Safe to Use a VPN on a Phone? – Tech.co 2018

VPNs, or “virtual private networks,” can be used safely with phones, but there are risks if you don’t choose a good, reliable VNP service. We explain …

Information Systems

Sexual Harassment In The Workplace? There's An App For That!

New APP will help staff and/or owners of businesses!<p>Now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play, the mobile app HarassmentLaw provides the …

Sexual Harassment

It’s called vomit fraud. And it could make your Uber trip really expensive

The next time you use Uber, check your bill. The trip could turn out to be expensive — not just for the distance but for a type of fraud that is on …

Transportation

Schools eye facial recognition technology to boost security

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade. Facial recognition technology soon will check each face against a database of expelled students, sex offenders and other possible troublemakers.<p>It …

Western New York

Apple investigating reported fraudulent iTunes transactions in Singapore

Apple is investigating reported fraudulent iTunes purchases that have led to deductions in Singapore bank accounts.<p>In response to an email query from</i> …

Customers

8 Cool AI Features to Play Around With in Gmail and Hangouts | Inc.com

Google Cloud's annual conference, dubbed "Next," runs July 24-26 in San Francisco which is expected to attract 20,000 business customers, technology partners, IT administrators and others. More than 750 speakers are slotted for the event and one topic the company will be touting includes a handful …

Apps

Phishing, Spear Phishing and Whaling

What exactly is phishing and how does it work? From corporate espionage to political manipulation, we explore how people leverage old, deceptive …

Spearphishing

Google to run a 4,000-mile cable between Virginia and France

France and Virginia will soon be connected — all in the name of better internet service.<p>In a statement this week, Google announced that it would be …

Virginia Beach

Why You Need to Exit and Delete Your WhatsApp Groups After Use

A 21-year-old youth in Madhya Pradesh has been in jail for the past five months because of a WhatsApp message forwarded by someone else, the <i>Times of</i> …

Madhya Pradesh

Why I'm switching from Mac to Windows after almost 10 years

This means that customers are forced to spend almost $1000 more for the Touch Bar model just so they can have a CPU that has become standard fare for …

MacBook Pro

How to Go Incognito on Instagram

This week Instagram started rolling out a feature that shows your friends when you’re currently using the app via a green indicator light.<p>It already …

Mobile Photography

On The Chrome Horizon: Five Very Useful Features That Are In Development

Controlling data use, extending battery life, customizable shortcuts and more are in the works. Here are several features that are in development for the Chrome browser and operating system.<p><b>Chrome for Android will put background tabs on a short leash</b><p>Keeping tabs open in Chrome drains battery life …

Google

Why buying an iPhone X knockoff can be a security nightmare

A couple of years ago, a friend of mine travelling through China sent me an email and asked if I’d be interested in a knockoff iPhone 5. “How much is …

IPhone X

Venmo’s Privacy Settings Could Be Exposing Your Biggest Secrets

Researchers and online activists are highlighting what they say is a serious flaw in Venmo, the popular mobile payments app. By default, the app …

Mobile Payments

How to manage FileVault 2-enabled accounts via Terminal

FileVault 2 is a great way to secure the contents of your Mac computers. Here's how to use Terminal to manage FileVault 2 permissions on the fly or …

Linux

[Update: More tests] Google Images testing new mobile-style UI for the web

Google doesn't often revise its interface for image searches, though it did tweak the mobile UI a bit in October of last year. The web version is now …

Windows 10

Apple said to be investigating growing iTunes credit card fraud in Singapore

A pair of reports today explain that Apple customers across in Singapore are noticing a high number of fraudulent credit card charges being made via iTunes. According to the <i>ChannelNews Asia</i>, Apple has said it is investigating the complaints, but specifics remain unclear…<p>The report explains that …

Credit Card Fraud

Google DRM for Email can be disabled by ticking a few boxes in Firefox

Last week, I linked to a critique of Google's new "confidential mode" for Gmail and Google Docs, which purports to allow you to send people documents …

Google Docs

How to make your Skype or Hangouts video look great on your desktop

Video chatting with friends and co-workers has practically become a way of life in our modern world. I use Skype and FaceTime pretty much daily in my …

Subpar

These are the age limits for Fortnite, Facebook, Snapchat, WhatsApp and more

The summer holidays are underway, meaning children - and parents - now have to cope with long days home from school.<p>And while the recent sunny …

Social Media

Under 13? You may soon find your Facebook or Instagram account suspended

Instagram and its parent company Facebook are beginning to crack down on underage users. As per a new “operational” change to the social media …

Social Media

How to Change Your iPhone Passcode (to Something Secure)

Still using a four-digit passcode? You can now beef up your iPhone and iPad security by setting up a six-digit passcode and even alphanumeric …

Touch ID

Chrome will officially shut down Supervised Users feature in October 2018

Google announced the deprecation of Chrome Supervised Users at the start of 2018. The tool allowed a Chrome user to allow, block, or manage access to …

Git

The Story Behind Google's Secret Offer to Settle EU’s Android Probe

European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager coolly hit Google with a 4.3 billion-euro ($5 billion) fine last week, the biggest penalty …

Google Shopping

Futuristic system uses nothing but Wi-Fi waves to detect motion anywhere in your home

Home security camera systems are all the rage right now, but they never give you 100% coverage. It would obviously be hugely inappropriate to install …

Home Security

Google killing ‘Save to Google’ Chrome extension, ‘Saved’ site gains Material Theme

Unbeknownst to most users, Google has long featured native “Save” functionality to bookmark links and images. First built into Image Search and later the Search app on Android, Google also maintained a Chrome extension to save pages. However, Google is set to kill that client next month, thus …

Image Search

The Black Cop Who Went Undercover in the KKK, Exposing Its U.S. Military Ties

Ron Stallworth, subject of the upcoming Spike Lee film ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ opens up about how he successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan and the many …

Ku Klux Klan

How to Secure Your Accounts With Better Two-Factor Authentication

Hopefully by now you’ve heeded the repeated warnings from your friends and loved ones (and friendly, beloved internet writers) to use two-factor …

Apps

Gmail users warned of cyber threat

San Francisco, July 22 (IANS) Gmail users have been alerted about a new Google Mail feature which could be leveraged by online crooks to carry out a …

Cybersecurity