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Companies are lazy and unclear sending alerts about data breaches

The notifications that companies send consumers about data breaches lack clarity and may add to customer confusion about whether their data is at risk, according to new research. Building on...

How to reduce the chance of clicking through to a phishing link?

New research compares different kinds of warnings alerting email users to potential phishing scams. Just when we think we have a handle on the tricks data thieves have up their...

What is Google Translatotron?

Google Translate goes a step further with 'Translatotron', a service that translates without the need for text. The translator converts your audio to another language, preserving the tone of...

China completely blocks Wikipedia

The digital encyclopaedia Wikipedia, which had already been blocked in Chinese since 2015, has also been censored by the regime for users in China and in all languages. As of...

Cyber attack exposes data from more than 460,000 Uniqlo online customers

The data of more than 460,000 customers of the Japanese online sales platforms owning the clothing brands Uniqlo and GU could have been stolen in a recent computer attack,...

Some 24 million people use Netflix for free by sharing the account with other...

Netflix continues to grow. The platform for streaming films and series continues to add content from its own production, which in some ways has also led to an increase...

Nobody signed for YouTube Originals: now it will be free, but with (many) ads

YouTube Originals is the original audiovisual service of the famous video portal. Through YouTube Premium it was possible to subscribe to original and exclusive content. And yes, you had to...

CC Search: Creative Commons’ new search engine with over 300 million images

CC Search allows you to search through 19 different collections ranging from museum cultural works, to graphics and art from sites like Behance or DeviantArt, to Flickr photos, and...

Amazon employees listen to your conversations and know where you live

Echo smart speakers revolutionized the market with their new technology: the virtual assistant called Alexa, which listens to users when it detects their name and interprets messages. But there are...

Godaddy cancels 15,000 subdomains accused of spamming and selling counterfeit products

After 2 years of research by Palo Alto Networks security researcher Jeff White, GoDaddy, web hosting provider and domain registrar, has removed more than 15,000 subdomains that were being...
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Banned carcinogen found in minty vape flavors

Pulegone, a potential carcinogen banned as a food additive, is present in high levels in some e-cigarette liquids and smokeless tobacco products, according to...
iPhone11 Pro camera

The functions that the new iPhone doesn’t have but other mobiles do

This week the new iPhone and its versions: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max were presented in California. These new...
Crops

Farmers must learn to reduce, reuse and recycle phosphorus

When Hennig Brandt discovered the element phosphorus in 1669, it was a mistake. He was really looking for gold. But his mistake was a...
Anger

Two out of three comments on Facebook business pages are negative

There are more than 60 million business pages on Facebook and that number is from 2017. With those pages come scores of positive and...

‘Phyjama’, the sleeping wearable

Scientists expect that in the future, electronically active garments containing unobtrusive, portable devices for monitoring heart rate and respiratory rhythm during sleep, for example,...
Facebook Libra

France warns that the EU will not authorise Facebook crypto currency

The French Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire, warned on Thursday that the European Union (EU) will not authorise the crypto currency Facebook wants to...
New Joker movie character

More than twenty Android apps have been affected by a malware called Joker

New malware has circumvented the security of the Google Play Store and infected more than 20 applications with more than thousands of downloads worldwide. On...

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