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Hacking Team Release Ludicrous Statement

This story is so preposterous that I am going to play a little game called; “who are the hypocrites here.” Hacking Team, who recently fell to a cyber attack have released a statement claiming to be…

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Can Depression be Detected by Analyzing Smartphone Data?

When I first stumbled upon this story I became interested for two reasons, firstly, sufferers all too often hide this illness from view, the “yes I’m fine” is a mantra which all too often covers a…

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High Court Marks DRIPA Law As Illegal

In recent years, technology and the law have been at heads about what is right and what is wrong. This ranges from is it legal to use drones for public use or even to deliver your…

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Apple Contemplates Targeting Ads Based On Bank Balance

How much do you earn? I expect you to tell me it’s none of my business, and you would be right, this information should be private to each individual. But Apple might see things differently and…

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Facebook Planning New Eco Data Centre?

Facebook is famed for its social networking, interactive features and breaking news, but along with these features comes the expansive data which Facebook processes each year at its four sizeable facilities which are located Iowa; Prineville,…

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A New Kind Of ProxyHam Coming to DefCon

Ok you now think I have been lying in 35 degree heat all day and have crossed a privacy tool with a local butcher. I can assure you I am not hallucinating and that purple leprechaun…

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No More Data Roaming Charges in EU from 2017

Nothing can sour the vacation more that roaming charges, but that will soon be a thing of the past in the European Union as a new law will abolish those charges by June 2017 after a…

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Facebook Rainbow Flag May Have Been Another Big Experiment

It seems that once again, Facebook has made us the focus of another ultra-large-scale social media experience, although technically, that’s pretty much all Facebook is anyway. You’ve no doubt seen the wash of colours on your…

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Fibre-Optic Signals ‘Combed’ to Perfection

We have been talking a lot about the limitations of fibre optic cabling and signal transfer for a while now; if you recall back a few weeks, we covered a story regarding how we could be…

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Toshiba Developing New Encryption?

Encryption is an essential and fundamental way to keep people safe online, Hear that world governments! ESSENTIAL! From keeping information away from hackers in the banking sector to assisting journalists in their exceptional work exposing corruption…

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Who Has Your Digital Back: 24 Major Tech Companies Analysed

Ever since the NSA clothed assassin Edward Snowden released a cache of documents, (I am not an all government sympathizer and I admire the steps which Mr Snowden took to place this information into the public…

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The Resale Cost Of Stolen Data

Crime doesn’t pay. Cyber crime on the other hand pays handsomely according to the current resale price tag associated with the data breach, which led to 4.2 million American Federal data of employees being transferred from the…

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White House Orders New Measures to Combat Breaches In Digital Security

Earlier we mentioned how OPM (Office of Personal Mangement) in the US found they had been hacked with thousands of records accessed, including those relating to background checks for security clearances, something which if true leaves…

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Smash Bros Update Shows New Characters Ahead Of Official Release

Nintendo has a variety of games which are unique to its consoles and handheld game devices. None more iconic than Pokemon and Super Smash Bros. The first being a game about a young man adventuring and…

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Amazon Breaks Silence On Disclosure Requests and PRISM

Governments have been requesting people’s details for a while now, from their internet providers to web-based forums, companies have been asked to reveal a myriad of information about their users with a variety of reasons. Amazon…

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EE Unveil Action Camera with Built-In 4G

At a small event this morning in London, the UK’s largest mobile service provider EE unveiled the next stage of their “Connected Vison” plan. The 4GEE action camera. It is essentially a GoPro camera, but has…

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Plex to Allow Free SSL Encryption

Plex gave its users an important security upgrade last week. The home media streaming platform announced that all its users are getting free SSL certificates, enabling them to connect to their media over an encrypted HTTPS…

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China May Have Hacked the US Government Again

Hacking is something we see on a regular basis, but news about such events start cropping up more and more lately. But since we do have constant leaks from Edward Snowden, it is natural for news…

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Public Record Request Reveals Stingray Used 303 Times Without Legal Reason

Digital privacy is a concept that is being contested with government monitoring. With section 215 of the Patriot act set for renewal in America, with reviews and discussions pushing the talks to the last possible minute,…

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Apple Might Add Transit Maps in iOS 9

Since Google was dropped as the official provider of map data, Apple hasn’t been able to provide users with any Transit data. Word is that the Transit system should have been added in iOS 8 last…

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Secret Service Agencies Wanted to Put Malware on Your Android Phones

I don’t think it will be a shock to hear about yet another way government agencies try to spy on people, but they are getting bolder day after day it seems. A recently leaked document by…

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“SSDs Can Lose Data After a Week Without Power” Not Entirely Accurate

Last week, we reported on a study that seemed to claim that unpowered solid state drives, when exposed to warm conditions, could lose data within a matter of days. Now, the author of the presentation has…

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Defence Controls Could Criminalise Teaching Encryption

Encryption, the word has been used a lot recently in news reports and in virus attacks, It is a technology that essentially locks your files up with a key that only you know, no-one else can…

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SSDs Can Lose Data After a Week Without Power

The advent of solid state drives (SSDs) has been a boon for PC users. They are faster, more hardy, and with greater storage-per-inch capacity than their mechanical HHD counterparts. However, years of testing have shown that…

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Metadata Spying Not Covered by the Patriot Act

Edward Snowden. A name that is known in most households, the guy that blew the whistle on the giant listening and surveillance operations being run out of America. However one of these operations, observing and collecting metadata,…

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Geo-Blocking Could Become A Thing Of The Past

Geo-Blocking has been a hot topic in recent years, and even more so in recent years. The term is applied to the process by which certain digital media, most notably online videos are limited to certain…

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Who’s Listening to Your Communications?

Since the Snowden leaks in mid-2013, governments have been mixed about reviewing and releasing information about their digital monitoring methods. From newspapers accessing answer phones to random people accessing images stored in the cloud, mobile security…