Google+ privacy flaw forces the service to speed up shutdown

While Alphabet Inc. initially intended to shut down its Google+ social media platform by August 2019 following a data breach, the company has pushed forward the date to April after the discovery of yet another critical security flaw. The nature of the data that was exposed for almost a week was, thankfully, not financial in nature, but did include the affected users’ name, email address, occupation, images, age and more (see here for a full list). Even if a user’s profile was set to private, or

By | 2018-12-10T23:56:38+00:00 December 10th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pokemon GO: PvP Update Data Reveals New Details

Although no official release date has been announced, Pokemon GO’s next major update seems to be just a few days away. The APK is now available, which means dataminers are about to pick through all of the details about the upcoming patch before it is pushed to individual devices. That means trainers have a ton of new details about the new PvP battle system to devour. Luckily, the Pokemon GO community is already tearing down the APK and pulling out the most important points for trainers to take n

By | 2018-12-08T12:05:46+00:00 December 8th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

500 million Marriott customers affected by data breach

Hotel giant Marriott has revealed details of a major data breach that may have left the details of more than half a billion users exposed. The company said that "approximately" 500 million guests who had made a reservation at one of its Starwood properties could be affected, with around 327 million of these seeing personal details compromised. Information such as names, addresses, phone numbers, passport numbers and dates of birth were confirmed to be among the details taken. Marriott has set up

By | 2018-11-30T14:37:04+00:00 November 30th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Google Fi on iPhone, Samsung and OnePlus is here to offer cheap phone plans

Google Fi has always been a tempting deal for cell service, with the big caveat that it works only on Google-sold phones. However, starting today, 'Project Fi' is expanding beyond phones like the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL, including launching on Apple's iPhone, Samsung phones, OnePlus, LG, and Moto handsets, according to Google. Google Fi is an MVNO, so it rides on the backs of these three carriers. All of this means you can save money through Google Fi with a cheap plan after buying that new,

By | 2018-11-28T17:53:29+00:00 November 28th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This awesome iPhone XR deal is our fave bargain mobile of Black Friday 2018 so far

So here it is, the iPhone XR deal to end iPhone XR deals (for this year, at least). There's no point in us waffling on much longer - this iPhone XR deal for Black Friday really speaks for itself. This is the iPhone XR deal we've been waiting for. There isn't a better iPhone XR deal out there. Total cost over 24 months is £819 (after cashback)View DealAll of today's best iPhone XR deals:The above iPhone XR deal is tremendous, and we don't see too much point looking elsewhere.

By | 2018-11-23T16:05:59+00:00 November 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The best Black Friday VPN deals 2018

While Black Friday and Cyber Monday are typically the time for deep discounts on PC hardware, accessories, and games, it's also a great time to subscribe to a VPN service. Here's all the best Black Friday VPN deals to be had in 2018. PureVPN | 5 years | $79 (save 88%)This is a huge discount—$79 gets your VPN needs for the next five years covered. Ends on November 30CyberGhost | 12 18 months | $49.50CyberGhost is a pretty affordable VPN at the best of times, at an effective price of $2.75 a month

By | 2018-11-23T05:30:12+00:00 November 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Facebook appeals against UK Cambridge Analytica fine

Facebook has launched an appeal against the £500,000 fine it was given following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Facebook says that because the watchdog found no evidence that the personal data of UK users was shared without their knowledge, the fine (the maximum value allowed by law) was unjustified. Around a million Facebook users in the UK are thought to have had their account information unlawfully accessed by agents working for Cambridge Analytica. User information was directly harvested u

By | 2018-11-22T10:01:34+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Instagram’s data download tool revealed some user passwords

The Download Your Data tool Instagram recently launched may have revealed some passwords to the world at large, the company says – though only a few users were affected apparently, and the bug has now been patched. If your account was affected by the security flaw, you should have already received an email about it from Instagram. Via an official statement, Instagram says a "small number of people" were hit, and that the issue has now been patched up. As always, we'd recommend using different pa

By | 2018-11-18T14:30:13+00:00 November 18th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Final Fantasy 14 getting new Shadowbringers expansion, Blue Mages and more

Here’s a roundup of the Final Fantasy 14 news Square Enix brought to its annual fan fest. Shadowbringers is the new expansion, coming in early summer 2019Shadowbringers will finally bring Final Fantasy 14 to version 5.0. Blue Mage is the next unique jobBlue Mage is a job we’ve seen in the Final Fantasy universe since its debut in Final Fantasy 5. A new race is coming (and it’s probably Viera)Viera, the rabbit people from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, have been in hot demand since Final Fantasy

By | 2018-11-15T16:00:00+00:00 November 15th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Firefox Monitor 2.0 gives you desktop notifications if a site suffers a data breach

Mozilla has released a new version of Firefox Monitor - a free security tool that helps you find out whether your email address was released in a data breach. In addition to letting you check whether your account details have been leaked, Firefox Monitor 2.0 now includes desktop notifications that alert you if you visit a site that has reported a recent hack. How to use Firefox MonitorTo use check if your details have appeared in a data breach, visit the Firefox Monitor site and enter your email

By | 2018-11-15T10:53:07+00:00 November 15th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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