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The FCC’s plan to kill net neutrality will also kill internet privacy

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge After Congress repealed the FCC’s broadband privacy rules two weeks ago, new FCC chairman Ajit Pai promised the American people that he would ensure that the personal information they give to their ISPs would continue to be protected. Pai said that he planned to work with the Federal Trade Commission to “restore the ... Read More »

ndroid’s popularity eclipses Windows among internet users

The stat trackers at StatCounter have come out with their internet usage numbers for the month of March, and they have, for the first time, reported Android as the world’s most popular operating system. Nudging ahead of the once-untouchable Windows by a tiny fraction, Android is now the world’s most-used platform for getting online according to these latest figures. This ... Read More »

WhatsApp’s privacy protections questioned after terror attack

Chat apps that promise to prevent your messages being accessed by strangers are under scrutiny again following last week’s terror attack in London. On Sunday, the home secretary said the intelligence services must be able to access relevant information. Her comments followed the discovery that Khalid Masood appeared to have used WhatsApp minutes before carrying out his killings. There are ... Read More »

The Senate Prepares to Send Internet Privacy Down a Black Hole

TODAY, WHILE YOU’RE not watching, the Senate could gut rules protecting your internet privacy. Last year the Federal Communications Commission passed a set of strict privacy regulations that ban broadband internet providers from selling your browsing data without your consent. Now, while most Americans are watching Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination hearing and Obamacare repeal intrigue, senators could vote as ... Read More »

Oxford Uni boffins say internet filters probably won’t protect teens

Researchers from the University of Oxford have suggested that, instead of rolling out internet filters, those who are concerned about what teenagers encounter online should spend some time helping their parents parent them. The research paper, “Internet Filtering Technology and Aversive Online Experiences in Adolescents”, was published today in The Journal of Pediatrics, and says the effectiveness of internet filters ... Read More »

Over 100 Android Apps on Google Play Found to Be Infected With Windows Malware

HIGHLIGHTS 132 apps were found infected with malware The security firm traced the infected apps to a common location Malware were downloaded from domains that have been disabled Android has been known to suffer malware attacks from time to time. Just recently in December, it was reported that a malware called ‘Gooligan’ breached accounts of more than a million users. ... Read More »

Windows 10’s Mail app users start seeing the Focused Inbox organization feature

Sick of manually organizing your messages? Microsoft’s on the case, apparently testing its Focused Inbox feature in Windows 10’s Mail app. A number of users recently told MSPowerUser they were seeing the feature on their PCs. The testing isn’t restricted to Windows Insider users either, as some are apparently reporting the new feature as showing up on the mainstream build of ... Read More »

Quern – Undying Thoughts review: The closest we may ever come to a Riven sequel

2016 was one hell of a year for Myst-alikes, eh? Straight from the source, from Cyan itself, you had official spiritual successor Obduction—a game which crept onto our Games of the Year list. Then there was The Eyes of Ara, which utilized the same sort of puzzles although in quite a different sort of setting. But I wish I’d gotten ... Read More »

10 must-have apps for your new Android phone

By Ryan Whitwam, Greenbot | Dec 26, 2016 4:00 AM PT Make your great new phone even greater by installing these apps right away. See larger image Make your phone be all it can be The first order of business when you get a new phone is to install your apps. Android makes it easy to grab all the apps ... Read More »

AI beating humans? Not in my lifetime, says Google’s cloud chief

By Martyn Williams | Follow Senior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service | Nov 16, 2016 5:16 PM PT Diane Greene, senior vice president of Google, speaks at the Code Enterprise conference in San Francisco on November 15, 2016. Credit: Martyn Williams MORE LIKE THIS Why Cortana’s new boss is obsessed with artificial intelligence Steve Jobs Interview: One-on-one in 1995 Will ... Read More »