Mark Zuckerberg is heading to Congress, and the stakes couldn’t be higher

After 18 months of cascading scandals and under mounting pressure to address data privacy in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress for the first time this week. On Tuesday, the Facebook CEO will appear before a joint hearing of the Senate Commerce and Judiciary committees. The next day, he’ll face …

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Free VPN from Google to stop prying eyes – Outline

Jigsaw, is an incubator that’s part of Google’s parent company, Alphabet. It has launched Outline, an open-source virtual private network (VPN) that you can host on your own server at no charge. As an initiative from the human-rights-focused Jigsaw, Outline is being billed as a tool to help journalists securely connect to their newsdesks, sources, …

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How to avoid scams – take the quiz

How to recognise and avoid scammers’ tactics, and steps you can take to check for scams. Understanding how scams work is the best way to protect yourself. Take this quiz to test your knowledge about how to recognise and deal with scams. Take the quiz.

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

The Chinese government plans to launch its Social Credit System in 2020. The aim? To judge the trustworthiness – or otherwise – of its 1.3 billion residents In June 14, 2014, the State Council of China published an ominous-sounding document called “Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit System”. In the way of …

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