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Privacy warning: US ISPs could sell and share your browsing history without consent

In a major blow for privacy advocates and individual rights, the US Senate has voted to permit ISPs to sell or share customers’ data — including their browsing histories — without consent. The vote overturns a Federal Communications Commission rule that banned such activity. While there are still legislative hoops to jump through before the …

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Instagram ups security with two-factor authentication

Just about every app and online service offer two-factor authentication (2FA) as a security measure these days, and Instagram is the latest to join the party. After numerous instances of hacking for other services, it’s little surprise that Instagram wants to offer its users an extra level of protection. Once enabled, users are required to …

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Apple says it has already fixed CIA’s Mac and iPhone hacks revealed by WikiLeaks

Yesterday WikiLeaks published the second batch of its Vault 7 documents, Dark Matter, revealing information about Apple-related hacks used by the CIA. This time around, the documents focus on hacks for MacBooks and iPhones, and comes two weeks after the initial batch of documents came to light. Apple previously said that it had addressed “many …

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Windows 10 Creators Update RTM is Build 15063 confirms leaked Update Assistant

It is only three days since Windows 10 Creators Update Build 15063 arrived on the Fast ring. The same build has already made its way to Insiders on the Slow ring as well, fueling understandable speculation that this could well be the final build. This does in fact appear to be the case. We already …

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WikiLeaks’ Dark Matter documents reveal CIA hacks for Macs and iPhones

It’s only a couple of weeks since WikiLeaks unleashed the first batch of its Vault 7 CIA documents, revealing the agency’s spying and hacking capabilities. Now the organization has released a second cache of files dubbed Dark Matter, and they show that the CIA has developed tools for hacking Apple products. Bold and exciting names …

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US companies start to pull ads from Google and YouTube over extremist content controversy

Last week saw the start of a backlash against Google after advertisers voiced concern that their ads were appearing next to extremist content. The Guardian, the BBC and the British government were among the first to start to pull their ads from the network, and the trend has spread to the US. AT&T and Verizon …

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Facebook Messenger borrows from Slack with Reactions and mentions

Facebook is not shy about stealing features from other messaging tools, and it’s usually Snapchat that is used as inspiration. With the latest update to Facebook Messenger, it’s Slack that is being borrowed from. Today Facebook Messenger gets two new features: Reactions and mentions. These work in very much the way you would expect, and …

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Apple buys automation tool Workflow, tweaks some features, and offers it to iOS users for free

Automation tools like IFTTT continue to be popular, and as if to prove this, Apple has just bought the iOS app Workflow. Working in a similar way to Automator for macOS, Workflow brings task-oriented automation to iPhone and iPad users. There’s good news to top off the acquisition revelation. Apple is not only keeping Workflow …

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DoubleAgent exploit uses Windows’ Microsoft Application Verifier to hijack antivirus software

Security researchers at Cybellum have revealed details of a zero-day exploit that makes it possible for an attacker to take full control of antivirus software. The technique can be used to take control of just about any application, but by focusing on antivirus tools, the illusion of safety offered to victims means they are likely …

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Now you can broadcast live to Facebook from your desktop or your favorite games

Facebook Live has been with us for a little while now, but it has been limited by the fact that it has only been possible to broadcast from mobile devices. Today this changes as Facebook opens up broadcasting to desktop and laptop users too. On top of this, Facebook is adding the ability to stream …

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