Zoom and gloom? Video comms org agrees to settle for $85m

We take a look at the recent Zoom settlement relating to privacy, zoom-bombing, and data sharing, and ask: “How did we get here?”.

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SMS authentication code includes ad: a very bad idea

We look at a recent incident where a Google SMS authentication user encountered an add attached to the code sent out.

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Second colossal LinkedIn “breach” in 3 months, almost all users affected

A huge bundle of 700 million user records apparently scraped from LinkedIn via an API has appeared online.

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Brave takes aim at Google with privacy-first search engine

Brave launched a new search engine Wednesday in beta that will not track user searches, build user profiles, or invade their privacy.

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The 6 best Chrome extensions for privacy and security

Want to improve Chrome’s privacy and security but can’t tell the good extensions from the bad? We’re here to help.

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The slow trend away from facial recognition technology

We look at the growing trend away from facial recognition as Clearview AI is about to do battle with various privacy organisations.

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What is Incognito mode? Our private browsing 101

We look at what Incognito mode does, how to turn it on, what it’s good at, and explain why it may not do what you think it does.

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WhatsApp calls and messages will break unless you share data with Facebook

WhatsApp will remove core functions for users who refuse to share some of their data with Facebook, rendering the app useless for some.

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VPN protocols explained and compared

A VPN protocol makes a VPN tick, affecting important factors like speed and security. Here we compare the most widely used protocols.

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Signal app insists it’s so private it can’t provide subpoenaed call data

Signal told investigators it could not comply with a legal request for user records and communications because the records do not exist.

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