June 12, 2016

This Start-Up Will Help Your Landlord Check Your Facebook Posts for Private Data

It is probably not news that many landlords, hiring managers or college admissions counselors scope out our social media accounts to perform background checks on an individual. However, one start-up company is now taking this one step further by making use of algorithmic models to carry out social media audits of our networking […]
June 8, 2016

Encryption to Come to Facebook Messenger Chats

Source: Nimble News Network One of the top apps on the market may soon be offering end-to-end (e2e) encryption. That’s right. Facebook Messenger, one of the top downloaded apps according to the Google Play Store and Apple’s iTunes store is said to be bringing the end-to-end encryption option to its messaging service, following […]
June 1, 2016

Oh No, I’ve Been Pwned! – Tumblr Hit By Massive 65M Accounts Breach

Imagine my surprise the moment I found out that over 65 million email addresses and passwords from Tumblr had been breached from Tumblr’s system. On May 12th, Tumblr, the microblogging platform known also as the watering hole for sleepless hipsters and fandom cults, revealed that they had only just discovered a data breach […]
May 28, 2016

How Charging Your Phone Using a Laptop Could Get You Hacked

When your phone’s battery is running low, you would have probably never thought twice before plugging it to charge through your laptop or to freely available charging points like at airports, cafes, on public transport or even free hotspot kiosks provided by your very own city. Nevertheless, security experts are warning why you […]
May 24, 2016

China’s Government Fakes Over 488 Million Social Media Posts, Study Shows

Source: Social News Daily The headlines probably comes as no surprise. A recent May 17th investigative paper has described how the Chinese government who has long been rumoured to hire as many as two million people to fabricate social media posts for strategic distraction. The study, led by Harvard University data scientist Gary […]
May 21, 2016

The Smartphones Built for the Japan Government to Secretly Track Your Location

Source: Android Headlines NTT DOCOMO, Inc. is the predominant mobile phone operator in Japan, with its headquarters operating from Chiyoda, Tokyo. At the beginning of 2015, it was the fourth largest public company in Japan in terms of market capitalization, even over other companies when compared with Honda, Sumitomo Mitsui, and Canon. NTT […]
May 13, 2016

Baidu’s Choice in Search Results Allegedly Misled Student to his Death

In case you have never heard of Baidu, Baidu is a Chinese web services company headquartered in Beijing which offers many services such as a Chinese search engine for websites, social media services, audio files and images. This internet juggernaut is China’s largest search engine with a 70% share of the market, and […]
May 6, 2016

Hacked Emails of 272 Million Users on the Market for Less Than $1

“Today, large amounts of stolen credentials may not grab headlines, but they never lose their potency…” In yet again more news of big data breaches, Hold Security, a Wisconsin-based security firm known for obtaining hoards of stolen data from the hacking underworld, has successfully managed to recover over 272 million unique pairs of […]