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TalkTalk Could be Put Out of Business by Compensation Claims

UK ISP TalkTalk could potentially be put out of business by compensation claims following the recent hack that compromised unencrypted user data. While TalkTalk admitted that it was a victim to a cyberattack last Thursday (22nd…

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Microsoft Addresses Windows 10 Privacy Concerns by Pretending They Don’t Exist

Since the release of Windows 10 at the end of July this year, there’s been much frenzied concern – some hysterical, some justified – regarding the operating system’s approach to user privacy, but Microsoft has refused…

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Mozilla Deploys Built-in Firefox Ads

Mozilla has implemented its long-proposed but negatively-received Suggested Tiles feature within Firefox, which effectively inserts Mozilla-approved ads into the browser. First vaunted back in February 2014, Suggested Tiles was put on hold after a negative reaction…

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Reddit Refused 42% of User Data Requests in 2014

  As part of its annual transparency report, released on Thursday, reddit has revealed that it turned down 42% of all official requests for user data in 2014. Granted, the total number of requests it received…

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Apple Doesn’t Want to be a ‘Treasure Trove’ of Data For the NSA

Being the biggest tech company in the world isn’t easy. Apple has been under hawk eye vision by both users and the press since the dawn of the iPod. The latest incident involving leaked celebrity nude photos…

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International Class Action Privacy Suit Targets Facebook

Activist and law student, Max Schrems, has launched an international class action suit against Facebook Ireland for not being in accordance with European data protection law. Aside from the US and Canada, it is said that…

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Steam User Data Being Sold on Russian Dark Web

Hackers have been targeting all areas of the internet lately. From corporations, to small businesses and even secret service servers are being hacked. Latest reports also indicate that the gaming industry is being affected, having Valve’s…

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Angry Birds Maker Rovio Denies Allowing NSA To Spy On Its Users

Reports from Edward Snowden about alleged NSA spying techniques and ‘how deep the rabbit hole goes’ information have been rolling in since last year. The latest being a highly classified documentation relating to the collaboration between…