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The Emmys 2015 Winners & Nominees Streaming on Netflix

Last month saw one of the most glamorous and exciting Emmys Awards ceremonies in recent years. There were a huge number of remarkable shows from a wide variety of channels that made it big in the awards tally, including Netflix’s own original shows that performed rather exceptionally against its immediate competitors such as Amazon Prime Read More

Twitter Knows What Apps You Have Installed: How to Disable It

Twitter wants to tailor content according to the interests of its users and will therefore be scanning users’ phones to see what other apps they’ve installed. Recode reported the social networking giant is looking to gather more data about its users to increase the effectiveness of advertisements.

Ello Signs Charter to ‘Never Sell Ads or Data’ After VC Funding Round

Last week, the increasingly popular social networking alternative to Facebook, Ello received another $5.5m in venture capital funding, thanks in part to their rapidly expanding user base who have been adamant about the company’s commitment to keeping their data and identities safe from the prying eyes of advertising firms. Ello, which first burst out onto Read More

Malvertising Campaign Targets AOL, Yahoo & More

Web pages managed by AOL, Yahoo, Match.com, and The Atlantic have this week been detected as serving malicious ads, which may have put visitors to those sites vulnerable to downloading ransomware, warn researchers. The malvertising campaign was spotted by security firm the Proofpoint and had an impact on visitors to at least 22 high-profile websites. Read More

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Avast Anti-virus Toolbar Caught Using Spyware to Collect Data on Users

Update (Oct 24, 20.10PM CET): Avast Chief Operations Officer, Ondrej Vlcek has responded to the claims made by How To Geek, which have been covered in this post. Tech tutorial blog How-To Geek has revealed their discovery that the Avast Antivirus Toolbar had been secretly installing spyware and adware modules on user’s machines that were Read More

Whisper, Anonymity & The Real Cost of Privacy Online

The last week or so has been a turbulent one for the developers of the supposed “anonymous” communication platform Whisper, who have been faced with a flurry of controversy since their mobile app was blasted by The Guardian for a number of privacy violations. The newspaper’s claims ranged from tracking its users’ location details to Read More

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PIPCU Drop Charges Against UK Man For Streaming Piracy

A UK-based man held in custody for more than two weeks after police raided his illegal Premier League streaming HQ in Manchester has had all the charges against him dropped. PIPCU (The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit) officers traveled 200 miles from their London office to carry out a raid (assisted by Greater Manchester Police) Read More

Hacked Facebook Messenger Screenshots Show New Payment System on the Horizon

A computer science student at Stanford University Audrew Aude has revealed a set of screenshots he had dug out of the developers toolkit for Facebook Messenger which suggest that the app could potentially provide users a way to easily transfer money between their bank accounts and friends with the push of a button. We’ve already Read More

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