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US visa applications may soon require five years of social media info

The State Department wants to require all US visa applicants, both immigrant and non, disclose their social media handles to the US government, CNN reports. In documents that the department will file
Google targets Kodi in latest anti-piracy effort

Google targets Kodi in latest anti-piracy effort

Google has stripped autocomplete searches featuring the term “Kodi” from its search engine in an effort to address piracy associated with the software. Though Kodi itself is not a piracy tool, it has
Google targets Kodi in latest anti-piracy effort

Google targets Kodi in latest anti-piracy effort

Google has stripped autocomplete searches featuring the term “Kodi” from its search engine in an effort to address piracy associated with the software. Though Kodi itself is not a piracy tool, it has
Critical VPN Security Flaw Leaks Customer IP Addresses

Critical VPN Security Flaw Leaks Customer IP Addresses

A flaw in the WebRTC protocol means that many VPN services leak the IP addresses of their users. That's more or less the opposite of what a VPN is meant to do. The post Critical VPN Security Flaw

Richard Branson: Government regulation of Facebook 'makes sense'

By JP MangalindanVirgin Group founder Richard Branson is joining the growing chorus of top executives calling for government regulation to restrict Facebook (FB) and other companies' ability to use
Microsoft’s Meltdown Patch Made Windows 7 PCs Less Secure

Microsoft’s Meltdown Patch Made Windows 7 PCs Less Secure

It sounds like Microsoft's Meltdown patch didn't make Windows 7 more secure. It actually did the opposite. The post Microsoft’s Meltdown Patch Made Windows 7 PCs Less Secure appeared first on
Instagram restores Giphy stickers now that racist GIFs are gone

Instagram restores Giphy stickers now that racist GIFs are gone

Instagram and Snapchat completely removed Giphy stickers from their apps after finding racist GIFs, but the feature is now ready to come back... on Instagram, that is. The photo-centric social network
Twitter makes it easy to share the best parts of live videos

Twitter makes it easy to share the best parts of live videos

When you want to show your Twitter followers a specific part of a live video, you have no choice but to tell them what time to skip to. Now, Twitter has rolled out a new feature called "Timestamps,"
Google's piracy filter nixes 'Kodi' from autocomplete search results

Google's piracy filter nixes 'Kodi' from autocomplete search results

Google has made an effort in recent years to bury any content that might infringe upon copyrights or promote piracy. Now, according to TorrentFreak, the company has banned "Kodi" from its autocomplete

Facebook may have kept the videos you recorded but never published

Mark Zuckerberg's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad 2018 keeps getting worse. As people have begun downloading their Facebook data, they've found something unsettling: videos they recorded, but

Facebook's limits on using data brokers won't stop tracking

Facebook's decision to stop working with third-party data collectors might earn it public-relations points, but it does little to protect your privacy.

Facebook cooperating with New York probe: prosecutor

Facebook has begun to produce documents and wants to be "cooperative" with a New York investigation into the Cambridge Analytica data breach, state attorney general Eric Schneiderman said Thursday.

Ashley Madison attempts to regain the public’s trust

Ashley Madison, the website for "married dating", wants the public to know that it's changed its ways.It's been a little under three years since the dating service for extra-marital affairs was hacked

India sends notice to Facebook over alleged data breach

India's government has sent a notice to Facebook asking whether the personal data of Indian voters and users has been compromised by U.K.-based Cambridge Analytica or any other downstream entity.

The BBC says it's being squeezed out by Netflix and Amazon

The BBC has released its second annual report since its new charter was established and the broadcaster paints a rather bleak picture for itself. It highlights the fact that the media landscape has

Facebook will limit data advertisers can use to target ads

Facebook is still determined to reassure jittery users in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data sharing scandal, and that now includes restricting what advertisers can do. The social network is
Ecuador cuts WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s Internet access

Ecuador cuts WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s Internet access

Ecuador’s government has cut WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s Internet access, preventing him from tweeting and engaging in other online activities. Assange has been living at the Ecuadorian embassy
Ecuador cuts WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s Internet access

Ecuador cuts WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s Internet access

Ecuador’s government has cut WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s Internet access, preventing him from tweeting and engaging in other online activities. Assange has been living at the Ecuadorian embassy

Netflix orders King Arthur series from comic legend Frank Miller

Netflix's fondness for comic book industry veterans isn't cooling off any time soon. The streaming giant has ordered Cursed, an Arthurian drama based on an impending novel co-authored by comic legend
Reddit drops Bitcoin payment option for Gold

Reddit drops Bitcoin payment option for Gold

As bitcoin popularity grew, so did the number of companies accepting it as a payment method. Dell was one of the early big companies to accept it; Microsoft, too, let customers pay for subscriptions