Latest Which? research has mapped fraud hotspots in the UK and revealed the ways that you could be targeted. So do you recognise any of these scams?
Posts tagged with "data-protection"
Last year, my flat was burgled. I was only just in the process of moving in, and so they got barely anything for their efforts apart from three battered laptops. (more on deleting personal data from gadgets…)
After being hit by a cyber-attack that saw hackers access the details of thousands of its customers, TalkTalk has come out with an offer of compensation. But is it enough?
Eight months after TalkTalk’s data breach, the Culture Media and Sport Committee has published findings from its inquiry into cyber security and the protection of personal data.
From dating to fitness, travel to cooking – I bet you have a wealth of apps on your smartphone. But every tap, swipe and download, creates a mass of data that’s sent back to the app’s HQ.
For years we’ve been told to shred paperwork revealing personal details – such as our address or date of birth – before throwing it away, lest an ID thief finds it. But are we revealing too much about ourselves online?
Tech is undoubtedly changing the way we spend, but how far should we be willing to go in order to get money off? Is it really worth ‘selling’ your spending data for a better deal?
Threatened by competition from online retailers, shops are introducing new technologies to find out more about you, the customer. Do you find shops analysing your behaviour creepy, or are you happy to accept it?
It’s been reported that Germany’s biggest credit agency is planning to trawl its customers’ social network accounts to gather information to help them credit check and identify ‘opportunities’. But could it happen here?
LinkedIn has been hacked, eHarmony has been hacked… When 8 million passwords from popular social networks were leaked, I thought it about time I took more care of my own passwords.
Have you ever sold an old computer? Given it to charity? Or sent it to the scrapheap? If so, you could be among thousands of Brits who may have unwittingly put their personal data at risk in the process.
Own an Android smartphone? Some app providers have been accused of sharing your personal data with advertisers, and without clear consent. Another day, another story of user data being shared without permission…
If you’ve built up a proud collection of books, records and DVDs, you’d expect to be able to pass them on to your next of kin. But what happens to all of the downloads you’ve paid for during your life?
Google is offering to pay people for the permission to track their movements online. So, would you sell your data for a few pounds’ worth of Amazon gift cards, or is it worth more to you than that?