Some of our worst digital surveillance horrors have turned true. A Washington Post report claims that FBI can remotely turn on laptop’s cameras without the indicator light, a move which is seen as highly intrusive by many.
Phishing emails used to a prominent nuisance on the internet, being the key part of online mass cons. Google has been actively working to curb such mails and the company has now revealed that 91.4% of its non-spam emails are authenticated.
Today, every internet user has multiple online accounts across different sites. Guarding each of them adequately can be a tough job. HaveIBeenPwned is a site that tells you if any of your online accounts have been compromised.
Education in schools has come to depend immensely on broadband connectivity, given internet’s infinite stock of helpful and relevant resources. Zuckerberg’s Education initiative and Gates’ Foundation have now dished out funds to help schools in U.S. get this much-needed high-speed internet access.
Google Trends shows how often a particular search-term is entered relative to the total search-volume across various regions of the world, and in various languages. Lately Google has updated its Google Trends service. Now, Google Trends offers topic predictions and groups searches for 700,000 topics in 7 countries.
Most major tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter pride themselves in the advanced security features of their sites. Despite these, a botnet was recently able to nick away some 2 million passwords of Facebook, Google, Twitter and ADP accounts.
Although Bitcoin had made countless headlines in the last month or so and attracted a huge audience, it is still accepted only at a few select stores around the globe. CoinMap now tracks and shows all these stores in an interactive map. Read details inside.
As the current year moves to a conclusion, tech companies have started dishing out trends and analytics for the last 12 months. Yahoo has now revealed the top Yahoo searches for the year 2013, a list topped by Miley Cyrus.
Facebook currently provides an option with the posts in your News Feed. The ‘Hide all from XYZ’ option lets you block all posts from a specific page or person. The social network has now replaced it with ‘Unfollow.’
Although Internet Explorer (IE) is currently the most used desktop browser, it was losing ground until a while ago. Between October and November though, IE11 gained market share, bumping up IE’s overall use.
Online music piracy is generally regarded as a monetary loss for artists and labels. But a fresh research shows, like many others in the past have hinted, that removing DRM restrictions from an album actually bumps up sales by as much as 41%.
Every year, retailers make a windfall profit during the holiday season which is marked with Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday as well as Cyber Monday. This year, record online sales to the tune of $1.93 billion were mustered on Black Friday.
It’s the winter holidays again and the time of the year when most of us indulge our shopping urges. However, a warning from FBI now tells internet users to keep an eye out for online shopping scams which may swindle you.
The treasure-trove of documents leaked by former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, continue to make startling revelations. One of these documents says that Dutch Secret Service, AIVD, hacks internet forums to gather data.
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