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Despite "Do Not Track" being a standard option on Firefox, Chrome and Safari (but not Microsoft Edge), many unscrupulous advertisers are still secretly tracking the browsing habits of internet users. That's why the Electronic Frontier Foundation has teamed with Adblock, Medium, Mixpanel and DuckDu...

August 4th 2015 at 12:45am 0 Comments
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If you were hoping that all of the Lizard Squad attackers who took down the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live last holiday would get their comeuppance... well, you'll be disappointed. A Finnish court has convicted Julius Kivimäki (aka "Ryan" and "Zeekill") of a whopping 50,700 charges relate...

July 7th 2015 at 7:37pm 0 Comments
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There are plenty of security measures to keep your online files safe, but they frequently diminish or disappear when you're actually using those files. What if someone tries to swipe your data while you're working on it? Microsoft thinks it can help. It just unveiled VC3 (Verifiable Confidentia...

May 18th 2015 at 4:49pm 0 Comments
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If you've been wondering how Russian cyberattackers could compromise the White House and other high-profile political targets, the security researchers at FireEye have an answer. They've determined that APT28, a politically-motivated Russian hacking group, used unpatched exploits in Flash Player a...

April 18th 2015 at 11:11pm 0 Comments
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As a matter of course, Minecraft has required that you install Java's run-anywhere code base -- a big problem when that tends to introduce security exploits and annoying adware. However, the construction game should be considerably safer thanks to a low-key update in recent weeks. The Windows edit...

March 9th 2015 at 4:14am 0 Comments
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Microsoft knows that you probably don't trust it completely with your sensitive info, especially if you live outside the US. What assurances will you get that you won't be spied on, or sold down the river? The company thinks it has an answer: it just became the first big service provider to adop...

February 17th 2015 at 12:31pm 0 Comments
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Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. The Pro Dumpster Diver Who's Making Thousands Off America's Biggest Retaile...

February 7th 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Google's Project Zero tracks vulnerabilities in software systems and reports them to vendors "in as close to real-time as possible" -- a noble cause, no? But what happens if said vendor then fails to push a fix within the 90-day window? Microsoft just found out: Google will go ahead and publish th...

January 2nd 2015 at 10:04am 0 Comments