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Facebook to suppress clickbait stories

August 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook has intensified its crackdown on so-called clickbait news that appears on the social network. Clickbait articles tend to carry intriguing headlines which suggest there is more to the story than there actually is. They are famous for employing alluring phrases such as “you’ll never guess what happened next” in order to drive web traffic. […]

Monday review – the hot 22 stories of the week

June 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Get yourself up to date with IT news in the last seven days – it’s weekly roundup time. Monday 20 June 2016 Ransomware that’s 100% pure JavaScript, no download required GoToMyPC suffers ‘very sophisticated’ password attack IPv4 hijackers setting up shell companies to hoard and sell addresses News Flash: the “Ohdear­notagain” vulnerability [Chet Chat Podcast […]

Monday review – the hot 25 stories of the week

April 18th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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it’s weekly roundup time. Monday 11 April 2016 Man who tagged himself in Facebook photos of a riot jailed for 2 years Millions of people are still running Windows XP Hacked radio stations broadcast 90-minute explicit podcast Microsoft Edge becomes an adblocker… of sorts Tuesday 12 April 2016 Petya ransomware decryption tool sets your files […]

Monday review – the hot 23 stories of the week

February 22nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Get yourself up to date with everything in the last seven days – it’s weekly roundup time. Monday 15 February 2016 Are adblocker blockers really THAT bad? [Chet Chat Podcast 231] Selfie + money + Snapchat = robbed! Don’t flash your cash… Follower: the “creepiest social network” that follows you in real life Stung by stingrays: NYPD reveals […]

Monday review – the hot 20 stories of the week

January 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Get yourself up to date with everything we’ve written in the last seven days – it’s weekly round-up time. Monday 18 January 2016 Cryptographic backdoors? France says, “Non!” Nest smart thermostat glitch leaves cold feet and steaming mad customers The Facebook post that led directly to jail – for more than 15 years Ross Ulbricht appeals Silk […]

Monday review – the hot 22 stories of the week

January 18th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Here you go: the 22 hot stories of the past week, all in one convenient place. Catch up on what you missed! Monday 11 January 2016 Could your smartwatch be giving away your ATM pin? Hacked Twitter account embarrasses UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn Fitbit users fall victim to account takeovers. Don’t reuse passwords! Majority of parents monitor […]

The weird and wacky of 2015: strange security and privacy stories

December 30th, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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This year was a big one for news about threats to our cybersecurity and online privacy. Some of the major stories included big data breaches – such as Ashley Madison, TalkTalk and VTech, plus many more in between – while the political debate over encryption backdoors reached new levels of intensity after the terrorist attacks in Paris. Serious security vulnerabilities in commercial […]

Tech 2015: BBC News Online’s biggest technology stories

December 29th, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Part of the fun in following the tech scene is that there’s always so much new stuff to read about. And 2015 has been a very busy year indeed. Its highlights have included a series of mega-launches, including the well-received Windows 10, the curved Galaxy S6 smartphone, the Apple Watch and a Tesla car with […]

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