Social Media News

Google Tracks Your Credit Card Purchases

Mastercard sells your credit card purchase information to Google. Google and Mastercard struck a secret deal worth around $10m;...
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Twitter Could Soon Say Who To Unfollow

There have been sightings of Twitter recommending user accounts to UNFOLLOW. Twitter is now suggesting accounts to UNFOLLOW!...

US Gov Forcing Facebook to Allow It To Wiretap Messenger Conversations

Numerous reports over the last few days show that the US Department of Justice (DoJ) is aiming to...
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Instagram Account Takeover Hack

Reports of a new curious hack that takes over Instagram accounts are repeatedly circling. There are numerous reports...
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Friend or Foe

Friends can be worse than enemies.  Do you have a friend who is always on their phone, tweeting...

Scams

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Watch Out For Shopping Season Scams

In the lead up to Christmas we are hitting full shopping season… Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas itself. This also means that...

Parenting

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France Bans Mobile Phones In Schools

The French government has passed a law banning the use of mobiles by children under the age...

Gaming

Twitch: Users Private Messages Exposed

Twitch has alerted users that a “glitch” in an message archiving function has resulted in a random...

Tips & Tricks

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Blackmail & Sextortion

Top Holiday Scams & Security Tips To Avoid Them: Blackmail & Sextortion So, you are on vacation...

Breaches

DATA BREACH: British Airways

UK airline British Airways has revealed that it was the victim of a massive sophisticated data breach...

The Basics

THE BASICS: What Is Twitch ?

Twitch is a live streaming video platform owned by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon. The service launched in 2011 as a spin-off to...

THE BASICS: What Is Social Engineering ?

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SOCIAL ENGINEERING – The art of human manipulation to extract information without the subject knowing. Social Engineering is typically used by scammers to get...

THE BASICS: What is Signal Messenger ?

Signal is a secure messaging app, that provides text messaging and voice call services. Signal uses strong encryption algorithms to encrypt the message connection...