What is it with companies emailing people to say their details may have been stolen from a third party? We’ve had a handful of these in just a few weeks, but we want to see them doing more than simply ‘fessing up.
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The government says it will impose fines of up to £1,000 for those who don’t fill in its compulsory census – a heavy-handed approach that makes me want to rail against it like a rebellious teenager.
Have you ever had a call from a company offering you their services on the back of some personal information they’ve managed to get hold of? It may seem eerie, but did you stop and wonder who passed your details on?
Our tests of IE9’s new anti-tracking tool found a fundamental flaw – download multiple lists and things you want blocked could actually be allowed. Does that sound right to you? Because it doesn’t to us…
Google last week remotely accessed thousands of Android smartphones and deleted apps that its users had downloaded – apps they owned, running on a device they bought, with cash they (probably) earned.
You might think deleting your browser’s cookies would stop sites tracking your online habits, but Which? Computing has found that you could still be tracked by the much harder to remove Flash cookies.
Look into my eyes, the eyes, not around the eyes, look into my eyes… you’re under. You must change your useless password from ‘123456’ to something tougher to crack. Three, two, one… you’re back in the room.
Ever bought something in a supermarket that you’d rather keep secret – condoms, stacks of booze or certain private medication, maybe? Tough – your secret’s safe with no one and it’s likely to be passed on.
If your credit card’s stolen and used, you’re not liable for fraudulent spending. But if the same happens to your mobile phone, it’s down to you to foot the bill. Isn’t it time mobile operators took some responsibility?
Do you ever feel as though your digital identity has run off without you? Today’s European Data Protection Day, so maybe it’s time to take control – or are you happy to leave identity breadcrumbs all over the internet?
Adobe’s launched a new tool to eliminate Flash cookies, and both Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox are introducing anti-tracking features. Good news for web users – but will this new appreciation for our online privacy last?
Airports using full body scanners are causing controversy in the US. But, as they start to be introduced over here, do you think they’re a necessary security measure or an infringement of civil liberties?