How much would you pay for anti-virus security software? Nothing? Maybe £25 or so for an all-inclusive package with some impressive sounding protection features? How about £99.99?
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Like to do a little bit of web browsing on your mobile? Well, you could be giving out more information than you think. In fact, if you’re with O2, this provider could be sharing your phone number with the sites you visit.
When it comes to tech, it’s difficult to know who to believe. A perfect example is the furore brewing around a company called Carrier IQ, which has been accused of snooping on millions of phone users’ keystrokes.
There are plenty of questionable insurance products out there. Some, like mobile phone insurance, contain so many loopholes that it’s almost impossible to make a successful claim, as my friend discovered.
It’s Get Safe Online week, and this national online security initiative is warning UK mobile users to be on the look out for malware apps. The question is, do you know anyone who’s been hit by mobile malware?
The foundation of the doctor/patient relationship is trust, but it seems you can’t say the same of the NHS in this digital age. Patient data is apparently leaked five times a week – staff need to take extra care with technology.
Smartphones cause knife crime. That might sound a little extreme, but it could be true. Robberies at knifepoint are apparently up by 7% since last year, and smartphones were implicated as one of the major causes.
A spate of hacker attacks has hit consumer confidence hard with one in five Britons claiming they’ve lost faith in large organisations. Our opinion of hackers isn’t any better, though perhaps we’re too hard on them?
Holiday snaps on Facebook, bragging about our shopping spree on Twitter – new research suggests most burglars monitor social media to choose their targets. Are we sharing too much information?
In just one week I have not been able to spend money online because I have forgotten my password for authenticating my bank card online! Do banks need to make shopping online so difficult?
Technology has turned us into a nation of snoops, according to Norton’s Cybercrime report. We’re apparently logging into our partner’s emails and Facebook accounts to nose around. Do you spy on your partner online?
With so much personal information on our phones, it’s more worrying than ever when they’re lost or stolen. Step forward gadget-tracking software, designed to locate devices – so is it the answer we’ve been waiting for?
There’s now a great excuse for owning an uncool car. It seems even car thieves have standards – they’re far less likely to target your vehicle if it’s deemed “cheap, with no power and no street cred”.
The London Assembly is currently consulting on a new contactless payment system for public transport to rival the Oyster card system. The big question is: why? Is there something wrong with the current option?