Internet News

Loan searches on the internet ‘may affect credit rating’

Individuals have been urged to take care over the effect on their credit rating when searching for loans. High Street bank TSB said some loan providers make a “hard mark” on credit files when someone asks for a loan price or quote. Personalised pricing means that, in effect, these people are seen to be applying for a loan. A series ... Read More »

Cyware: Helping to Secure Human Endpoints

Humans are always considered as the weakest link of cybersecurity. Take any data breach or internet fraud incident, you will find that humans, due to lack of awareness, either click on third-party links or download attachments which they’re not supposed to. Such negligence gives rise to cyberattacks. Hackers continue to exploit the weakest link of cybersecurity with sneaky tactics till ... Read More »

House Republicans finalise controversial internet privacy law letting US companies sell browsing history

Internet users in the US could soon see their browsing history, geo-localisation data, health information and the content of their communications being sold to third parties without their consent. The US House of Representatives has repealed a law which forced internet service providers to ask users permission before sharing sensitive and personal information with advertisers. The internet privacy law was passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ... Read More »

Internet Companies Urge FCC to Save Net Neutrality Rules

The trade association representing major Internet companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon said that they continue to have “vigorous support” for the existing net neutrality rules, after meeting with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai earlier this week. Michael Beckerman, the president and CEO of the Internet Association, and Abigail Slater, its general counsel, met with Pai on Tuesday. Pai reportedly is considering ... Read More »

Connecticut lawmakers push to protect Internet privacy

HARTFORD – Alarmed by President Donald Trump’s move to end federal privacy protection for Internet users, a group of Connecticut lawmakers hope to pass a state law restoring the protections. “President Trump and the Republicans in Congress are perpetrating this gross and outrageous invasion of peoples’ privacy,” said stae Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, D-Norwalk. “The Republican rollback of FCC ... Read More »

Internet of Things is set to change our lives

From the way we book our flights and movies, the time we spend on flights watching movies using the inflight LAN or ordering food in the cinema using our mobile apps; from checking restaurant reviews & making reservations to track water consumption & steps walked, smartphones have truly revolutionized our lives. Not just mobile applications, smartphones have cleared the path ... Read More »

Kesha at SXSW: ‘The internet is not a healthy place for me’

Kesha at SXSW. Photograph: Katrina Barber/Getty Images for SXSW Pop star Kesha spoke about the internet abuse she has suffered, which has seen the singer pare back her online presence dramatically, and her struggles with eating disorders at an emotionally charged SXSW event. Speaking at a session that discussed ways to reclaim the internet, the star said she only uses ... Read More »

Ditch Computers to Save Democracy, Says Ethical Hacker

In an age of superfast computers and interconnected everything, the only sure way to protect the integrity of election results is to return to paper and pen. That is the view of Sijmen Ruwhof, an ethical or “white hat” hacker, who last month revealed that the Dutch election’s commission computer software was riddled with vulnerabilities. In a shock announcement just ... Read More »

Facebook to have outside audit of ad data

Facebook on Friday promised an outside audit of data it provides advertisers in a move apparently aimed at quelling concerns about accuracy. The news came just months after the leading social network announced it was working to fix flaws in its metrics calculations that led to audiences being overestimated at times. “We are committing to an audit by the Media ... Read More »

Tech firms must do more against ‘fake news’: Apple boss

Technology firms must up their game in tackling “fake news”, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said Saturday, calling for a major public information campaign. “All of us technology companies need to create some tools that help diminish the volume of fake news,” the US tech giant boss told the Daily Telegraph in an interview. “We must try to squeeze this ... Read More »