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'18Dec
19

Facebook shared private user messages with Netflix and Spotify

Facebook gave Netflix and Spotify the ability to read and even delete users’ private messages, a new investigation has revealed.The social media giant granted major companies far more exceptions to its privacy...
'18Oct
25

The midterms are already hacked. You just don’t know it yet.

One evening last May in Knoxville, Tennessee, during the night of the local primary election, Dave Ball, the assistant IT director for Knox County, settled into the Naugahyde chair of his dusty home office and...
'18Oct
14

The best Internet security: Layers of protection and good habits

Computers, browsers, and important apps receive updates more frequently now than in the late-1990s/early-2000s heyday of viruses, and the updates are often automatic and hard to avoid. That's a good thing—don't...
'18Sep
28

The best antivirus is not traditional antivirus

As writers and editors for Wirecutter, we have combined decades of experience with different computers and mobile devices, and their inherent vulnerabilities. We spent dozens of hours for this guide reading results...
'18Jun
04

Facebook defends sharing user data with phone makers

Under scrutiny this time is the company's practice of sharing information about its users with dozens of smartphone and tablet makers. A New York Times investigation published late Sunday revealed the scope of...
'18Jun
04

Facebook defends sharing user data with phone makers

Under scrutiny this time is the company's practice of sharing information about its users with dozens of smartphone and tablet makers. A New York Times investigation published late Sunday revealed the scope of...
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