From whistleblowers to dating tv, read our countdown of the top 5 stories from across the global tech world. Number 5- Snapchat goes 3D! If you can’t get enough of making selfies, then I have JUST the thing for you! Now with Snapchat upping its game, it has introduced a new camera mode that can […]

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Nearly half of North American and European employees use their own devices for work. In developing nations (e.g. India), the rate is much higher. As external devices become integrated into the workplace, however, they bring cybersecurity vulnerabilities along with them, because every new computer in a network constitutes a new path for potential malicious attacks. […]

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It’s near-impossible to travel anywhere today without submitting to the most extensive of security checks. We know of the pat-downs, the metal detectors, the shoes off, the interviews at airports. Increasingly, biometric fingerprint and facial scans are being implemented to add “convenience” for travellers. Opting out can be prohibitively difficult. Sometimes there is no choice–if […]

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Last week, hundreds of millions of people uploaded pictures of themselves to FaceApp.  You, your friends, your parents, comedians, athletes, the Avengers. It was all fun, until Senator Chuck Schumer tweeted last week that FaceApp might constitute a national security threat.  His argument had very little to do with the app itself, and almost everything […]

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On Black Friday, 2013, millions of shoppers went to Target stores around the U.S. They picked out what they wanted, stepped up to a cashier, swiped their credit cards and left happy. Except they shouldn’t have been happy. Months earlier, hackers broke into Target IT systems through a small, third-party HVAC contractor to the company. […]

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The number of reported instances of data breaches in different organizations increases with each passing day. Businesses are feeling the frustrations that follow such occurrences. In 2019 during the World Economic Forum, cyber attacks and data breaches ranked fourth and fifth respectively for two consecutive years as the globe’s most dangerous risks. A practical case […]

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Quora breached, over 100 million users affected The popular question-and-answer portal has been breached by an unknown third party. The amount of data is impressive, fortunately Quora implemented some basic security policies like hashing the passwords and segmenting the data. If you have a Quora account – beware of  phishing attempts! Australia passes some controversial […]

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Uber fined for breach by ICO/GDPR After being hit by a cyberattack, Uber fumbled the attack both in the failed preventative measures and the way it conducted itself afterwards. The UK’s data protection regulator as well as the Dutch fined Uber for the incident. With the breach affecting over 2.7 million customers and drivers and […]

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Radisson Hotel Group suffers breach One of the world’s largest hotel groups Radisson has suffered a breach. The chain with over 1,400 hotels, present in over 70 countries has been compromised. Members of the firm’s loyalty and rewards scheme are affected and personal data i.e. phone numbers, emails and addresses have been stolen. With the […]

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#cybersecurity_regulations With the world’s first agreement to set out stronger international regulation of the internet and improve global cybersecurity policy, France has already received the support of  51 nations to take part. This includes all the members of the EU. the refusal of Beijing, Moscow and Washington will be a challenge to this new and […]

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