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Gigi Hadid hack: How celebrities (and you!) can stay safer online

Being a celebrity has its obvious perks; you can eat at the best restaurants, take numerous fabulous sun-drenched vacations, enjoy a bulging bank …

Stingray surveillance device can record the CONTENT of your phone calls!

Evidence has recently come to light that a Stingray surveillance device is also capable of recording the CONTENT of your phone calls and text …

Can I stop Google from tracking me? Yes, it’s possible!

Do you use Google, YouTube or Google Maps? If you do use any of these services, be aware that Google is monitoring, collecting and storing your …

10 tips to stay safe online while working remotely

As increasing numbers of people are working away from the office, how can you stay safe online while working remotely? A recent study by the Office …

Has Facebook or Twitter censored your posts? Report it to onlinecensorship.org

Have you ever been a victim of social media censorship, where you’ve posted an image on Instagram breastfeeding your child, only for Instagram’s …

Pew Research Center survey: Uncensored internet is very important to people

Are you in favour of an uncensored internet, or against it? According to results from a new survey, carried out by the Pew Research Center, the …

I Know Where Your Cat Lives: Why posting images of cats may not be the purrfect idea!

“I Know Where Your Cat Lives” is a project highlighting the risks people take when sharing images of their feline friends online.From starring in …

Facebook quizzes: Is your privacy at risk?

If you use Facebook – which I suspect many of you do – you will have, at one time or another, seen that your friends have taken part in a Facebook …

Google India and RailTel: Building India’s public Wi-Fi project

India’s public Wi-Fi project has been given the green light to equip 400 of India’s train stations with free Wi-Fi to help connect the country’s …

Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: Privacy vs cybersecurity threat

The controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) was approved by the US Senate on Tuesday with a final vote of 74-21.<p>While CISA has …

Could you pass a Cyber IQ test?

Could you pass a “Cyber IQ” test with flying colours?Do you consider yourself to know all there is to know when it comes to cyber security? Are you …

Intelexit campaign: Helping spy agency workers quit their jobs

The Intelexit campaign, an anti-surveillance initiative launched by the Peng collective, is urging NSA (National Security Agency) and GCHQ …

Hello Barbie – the artificial intelligence doll only wants to be friends…!

Are you ready for the Hello Barbie artificial intelligence doll? Barbara Millicent Roberts first appeared on March 9, 1959, – yes, Barbie is 56 years …

How to protect your children online

Protecting your children is of paramount importance; you teach them from an early age the difference between right and wrong, and you warn them about …

The dangers of using Public Wi-Fi

You can access public Wi-Fi pretty much anywhere these days from coffee shops, parks, and restaurants to public transport.<p>According to a report by …

7-Year old girl hacks public Wi-Fi in less than 11 minutes

<b>A 7-year old was able to hack into a public Wi-Fi hotspot and access a stranger’s laptop in less than 11 minutes.</b><p>Alerting the public to the risks of …

Social media do’s and don’ts for jobseekers

<b></b><b></b>Increasing numbers of employers, recruitment agencies and HR professionals are actively searching your social media accounts to find out about the<i></i> …

Ashley Madison hack by Impact Team – who’s next?

I’m sure you have heard about the recent Ashley Madison hack, reportedly carried out by a hacker group going by the name of Impact Team, unless, of …

Cross-device tracking – a more intrusive method of collecting our data

Cross-device tracking is being used by advertisers to identify customers and push targeted ads across ALL of our devices.There was a time, not so …

Iran’s Supreme Cyberspace Council – increased net censorship?

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is taking control of internet policy in the country leaving all decision making to the Supreme …

Peeple the human-rating app – stay positive peeps!

Peeple, the human-rating app has received, you could say, quite a lot of media attention recently – mostly negative, which appears to have left the …

Farcing – a new social media identity theft scam

If you use Facebook, Twitter or one of many other social media platforms you could be victim of a new identity theft threat known as “farcing.”Cyber …

What is metadata and who’s after your metadata?

<b>Metadata is data generated by the technology we use. Governments to retailers want to collect as much metadata as possible, but why?</b>Metadata is a …

How to stay anonymous online: 5 top tips

Want to know how to stay anonymous online? What are the best ways to stay anonymous online and how can you keep snooping eyes off your online …

How to stay anonymous online: 5 more tips

Staying anonymous online isn’t difficult to achieve. In the second part in our series on how to stay anonymous online, we provide 5 more tips which …

How to keep your personal information safe online – lessons learned from the Ashley Madison hack

How to keep your personal information safe online, what lessons have we learned from the Ashley Madison hack? The Ashley Madison debacle has raised a …