Security

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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How OneNet utilises multiple layers of security to protect our clients against threats such as ransomware

One of our cloud providers, OneNet, speaks about how they protect our clients against threats and ransomware. With Ransomware attacks in 2017 reaching an all-time high, there is no better time to ensure your systems are protected adequately so you don’t lose your information (or money). On August 31, 2017  by OneNet. If 2017 is to …

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Google’s new dashboard makes it easier to see what the company knows about you

Google is making it easier for you to find out what it knows about you. In a blog post on Friday Google said it has redesigned its privacy and security dashboard “from the ground up” to better integrate it into other privacy controls and to make it more touchscreen-friendly. The main dashboard was created in 2009 and …

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