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The man who can’t face the internet

Earlier this month, Facebook announced it would be using facial recognition to let users know every time a photo of them had been uploaded to the site. Such a feature would be extremely useful to one man – public-relations professional Jonathan Hirshon, ...

Keyloggers: Beware this hidden threat

The American television series Mr. Robot introduces its viewers to a lot of hacking attacks, techniques, and tools. Most of it is based on actual methods and hardware, even if it is presented as far easier to do on the show than in real life. One thing the s...

What happens if a cop forces you to unlock your iPhone X with your face?

Imagine you’ve been detained at customs, waiting to cross the border. Or maybe you’ve ...

Google collects Android users’ locations even when location services are disabled

Many people realize that smartphones track their locations. But what if you actively turn off locati...

What is online grooming and how can you protect your children from sexual abuse?

With 1.8bn of us now on Facebook, it’s becoming more important than ever for parents to monito...

Amazon Key door-entry flaw: No easy fix to stop rogue couriers burgling your place unseen

Analysis Amazon has pushed out an emergency security update to its door-unlocking system called Key...

Face to face with Nest’s smartest home security camera

Nest’s new home security camera is supposed to be so smart that it can identify people it’s been...

Someone finally made an app to detect credit card skimmers at the gas pump

In less than 30 seconds a hacker can install a $10 piece of pre-built hardware – easily purchased ...

Vlad the blockader: Russia’s anti-VPN law comes into effect

A Russian law that bans the use or provision of virtual private networks (VPNs) will come into effe...

New anti-facial recognition glasses protect users’ privacy from CCTV cameras

Facial recognition technology is being widely used, so it was about time when anti-facial recogniti...