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New security measures to protect EU data flows to the US

The European Commission and the US have agreed on a landmark new deal that will seek to boost the security of ‘transatlantic data flows’, it has been revealed.

Skype finally hides your IP address, to protect against vengeful gamers

For too long streaming video gamers have suffered denial-of-service attacks and raids from police SWAT teams, often assisted by Skype leaking private IP addresses.

‘Context’ shapes American attitudes towards privacy

A new survey has revealed that when it comes to making a decision on information sharing and privacy, context plays an important part for many Americans.

Should I stay or should I go … to Windows 10?

It has been almost half a year since Microsoft released Windows 10, and the decision whether or not to migrate computers to this latest release of Microsoft’s flagship operating system is going to be on the minds of administrators for 2016, says ESET’s Aryeh Goretsky.

IT manager has his bikes stolen after cycling app reveals his home address

British IT manager Mark Leigh is rueing the day that he was careless about information he shared without thinking via a smartphone app because – he believes – it ended up with him having two bikes stolen from his garage.

UK government: Data encryption needs to be limited

The UK government is to put forward proposals that will require organizations to limit the effectiveness of data encryption, arguing it weakens security.

Apple: It is impossible to access encrypted data on iPhones

Apple has once again reiterated its claim that it is technically impossible for it to access encrypted data on iPhones that are running iOS 8 or higher and even if it was possible, it would be apprehensive to perform such an action.

Google Drive security boost for paying customers

Google has announced that organizations that pay for Google Drive will reap the benefits of a more secure platform.

How does facial recognition technology work?

In this hi-tech age, your face is increasingly becoming a digital ID for authenticating who you are online. We look at how facial recognition works.

Impact Team releases stolen Ashley Madison data online

The Impact Team have released stolen Ashley Madison data on the dark web, which includes personal information belonging to 37 million users of the website.

Glasses that ‘block’ facial recognition technology to launch in 2016

Glasses that are capable of blocking facial recognition technology are to go on sale in Japan next year.

Windows 10, Privacy 0? ESET deep dives into the privacy of Microsoft’s new OS

Windows 10 offers more personalisation and integration than ever before. We take a look at the privacy implications of this.

Hacker sends woman pictures of herself from her own webcam

Hacker sends woman images of herself and her boyfriend, which were captured through their own webcam.

Moonpig warns of password breach – but it may be more than their users who are at risk

Moonpig, the online personalised card company, has blocked the accounts of an unspecified number of customers after users’ details were published online.

DuckDuckGo traffic up after Apple integration and privacy issues

Privacy search engine DuckDuckGo has seen traffic rocket after recent widely publicized privacy scares, according to the company.

Is your GoPro camera secretly spying on you?

Poor choices of passwords can lead to your privacy being breached, after researchers revealed just how easy it could be for hackers to break into GoPro cameras.

Bluetooth fitness trackers ‘a threat to privacy’

Devices using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to transmit their data can be intercepted by hackers, potentially exposing a trove of fitness data from wearables, IT Pro reports.

UK government amends hacking laws to give intelligence service immunity

The British government has passed legislation amending the Computer Misuse Act to prevent GCHQ, the police and intelligence services from prosecution over any hacking into mobile phones and computers.

Apple seeks to block sale of RadioShack customer data

Apple has filed a court objection against the sale of RadioShack customer data for those who had purchased its products, reports Ars Technica.

Security concerns prompts ‘gold rush’ for Chinese enterprise computing market

Concern over the security of Windows in China has led to a ‘gold rush’, as Chinese firms race to fill the gap left by Microsoft’s operating system, reports Reuters.

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