Google slammed over privacy invasions

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广东时时彩11选五 www.yya1n.com.cn The global pressure on Google has intensified, with US politicians attacking the tech titan’s continual collection of data even after users believed they had opted out.

Google knows your ‘secret interests’

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Google has been accused of spying on millions of Aussies by building profiles containing “intimate lifestyle details” including our “secret interests”.

China’s deeply disturbing list

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A database has been compiled containing the personal details of 1.8 million Chinese women. One key data set is extremely disturbing.

Password sharers, please take note

(FILES)This illustration picture taken on April 21, 2018 in Paris shows the logo of the Netflix entertainment company, displayed on a tablet screen with a remote control in front of it. - Netflix unveiled plans January 15, 2019 to boost prices for US subscribers, a move that helped lift shares of the streaming television giant which now faces an array of new competitors.The California-based company, which has nearly half of its 130 million paid members in the US, will raise the price of its most popular streaming plan with high-definition video by 18 percent to $12.99 per month. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

For years, content providers like Netflix and Stan weren’t bothered by casual password sharing. But that has changed.

Disturbing secret behind this photo

What is wrong with these photos?

If you see this woman pop up on Tinder do not start talking to her. She may look like a pretty girl, but you will regret ever meeting her.

Update your Google Chrome now

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Google and security experts are warning Chrome users to update their browser immediately after a scary vulnerability was detected.

YouTube implement this feature for child safety

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As the Momo challenge lingers, YouTube have taken this proactive step to ensure a safer online environment for children.

Momo Challenge: What you need to know

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Mums issuing warnings of dangerous online trend affecting kids worldwide have been told their claims are nothing but a hoax by experts.

‘Take it down’: Bitter fight over map

The Aussie Farms map Mr Littleproud says is dangerous.

An Australian charity has been told to take down this map “before someone is killed” after an incident in the early hours of the morning.

Controversial snooping powers extended

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo shows the Facebook app icon on an iPhone in New York. Apple says it has banned a Facebook-made app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their data. The app, Facebook Research, tracked people�s phone and web activity in exchange for payments. A report in the tech blog TechCrunch on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, says Facebook paid about $20 a month in exchange for people letting it track their phone activities. While Facebook says this was done with permission, the company has a history of defining �permission� loosely and obscuring what sort of data it collects. (AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof, File)

More Australian state and federal agencies will be able to force tech companies to crack open communications under changes to new powers.

Hundreds of women love this man

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Around the world, hundreds of women have fallen in love with this man who seems like the perfect catch. He wants it to stop.

Billionaire’s warning on internet changes

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Australia’s top tech billionaires have slammed controversial new internet changes they say will cost local business.

Watch out for this ‘emergency’ text scam

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An unsettling new scam has emerged where victims get a text begging for help, but when they call back they are subjected to a very distressing recording.

China probed in parliament hack attack

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Australia’s top cyber security agency is investigating an alarming breach of the federal parliamentary computing network.

14-year-old who caught Apple napping

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019 file photo, the Apple logo is displayed at the Apple store in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Apple has made the group chat function in FaceTime unavailable, Tuesday Jan. 29, 2019, after users said there was a bug that could allow callers to activate another user's microphone remotely. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

At the heart of Apple’s shocking FaceTime bug, which allowed just about anyone to turn an iPhone into a live microphone, stands a 14-year-old boy.

Apple busts Facebook for ‘mind blowing’ app

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo shows the Facebook app icon on an iPhone in New York. Apple says it has banned a Facebook-made app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their data. The app, Facebook Research, tracked people�s phone and web activity in exchange for payments. A report in the tech blog TechCrunch on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, says Facebook paid about $20 a month in exchange for people letting it track their phone activities. While Facebook says this was done with permission, the company has a history of defining �permission� loosely and obscuring what sort of data it collects. (AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof, File)

Apple has shut down a sneaky Facebook app which collected emails, social media activities, private messages and just about anything else from users.

Why you need a My Health Record

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With many people opting out of the controversial system, others warn not having one could be a matter of life of death as the deadline to opt out ends today.

Aussie Netflix users warned of email scam

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Do not “Netflix and chill” if you get this email. Users around the nation are being targeted by cyber criminals via an email scam.

Charges laid against tech giant Huawei

Canada counters China threat of 'repercussions' if Huawei banned

Chinese tech giant Huawei and its chief financial officer have been officially charged by the US Department of Justice over allegedly violating sanctions.

Warning over fake app updates

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on a smartphone in New York. The EU�s competition watchdog has fined Facebook 110 million euros ($122 million) for providing misleading information over its buyout of mobile messaging service WhatsApp. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)

New laws in Australia that allow authorities to read encrypted phone messages have been raised as an abuse of human rights.

Sinister scams you need to watch out for

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Scammers are always coming up with new ways to trick people out of their money, these are some of the more cunning cons to look out for.

All the stuff you should worry about

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Privacy, national security, a shambolic political landscape and Donald Trump. Here’s a look at the things that will keep us awake at night this year.

Emergency warning system hacked

The messages told residents to send emails to the hacked account to "unsubscribe."

Hackers have infiltrated and used an emergency warning system designed to alert thousands of Australians to imminent dangers.

What not to do if you get this message

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Aussie WhatsApp users are being bombarded by an ominous text warning of a sinister video called “Martinelli”, but there’s more to it than meets the eye.

Warning over fake porn blackmail

Within four days pornographic pictures of Anna Richardson uploaded to a revenge porn website had 100,000 hits and multiple comments, most truly disgusting. Picture: Channel 4

You might find yourself featuring in an explicit sex tape that could be seen by your loved ones and employer, even if you never actually filmed one.

Aussies scammed by Facebook ‘friends’

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018 file photo, a Facebook start page is shown on a smartphone in Surfside, Fla. A growing number of people say they are deleting Facebook, or at least considering it. Before you take the plunge, remember to download your data, then, you can deactivate temporarily, or delete everything in a few steps. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Authorities have issued an urgent warning to be on the lookout for savvy scammers who assume the Facebook identities of loved ones.

Text message you shouldn’t open

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It looks legitimate and it’s tempting to click on, but this SMS message hides a nasty surprise that will ruin your Christmas.

What you give away when you shop

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Each time you swipe a loyalty card or use free Wi-Fi, you hand over stacks of personal data that could one day be used to decide every aspect of your life.

Facebook ‘struck deals’ over personal data

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 11, 2018 Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a US House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Facebook on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Facebook announced April 18, 2018 it would begin rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules, with European residents seeing the measures first. The social network, which has been rocked by disclosures about the hijacking of personal data on tens of millions of its users, said it will start implementing "new privacy experiences" to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which become effective May 25. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Documents released by a British parliamentary committee have revealed that the social media giant gave companies, including Netflix and Airbnb, access to users’ data.

Your phone is about to get much less secure

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Australia is set to pass world first laws that will allow police agencies greater access to your smartphone messages.

Government’s surveillance fight gets ugly

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It could be the last legislative battle for the year, but a plan to give police powers to access encrypted messages has caused a once-in-a-decade government breakdown.

Ivanka breaks silence on email drama

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Ivanka Trump has defended her use of a private email account she was using for government business saying it is not the same as the Hillary Clinton case.

Mistake that exposed ‘terrorist’ plot

Police are seen outside one of the houses involved in counter terrorism raids across the north-western suburbs in Melbourne, Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Three men have been arrested for allegedly making preparations for a terrorist act in Melbourne. (AAP Image/David Crosling) NO ARCHIVING

They’re accused of wanting to “kill as many people as possible” in a dreadful Christmas massacre. But one mistake led to their downfall.

Don’t fall for this Christmas gift exchange

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Facebook users are being warned not to fall for a “secret sister” Christmas gift exchange scam targeting young women.

The dodgy call you shouldn’t return

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Thousands of Australians have received alarming voicemails urging them to call back immediately. Doing so could cost you dearly.

Amazon’s Echo ‘witnessed a murder’

FILE- In this Aug. 16, 2018, file photo a child holds his Amazon Echo Dot in Kennesaw, Ga. Amazon.com Inc. reports earnings Thursday, Oct. 25. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

One woman was stabbed 43 times. Another had her skull crushed. Now a judge has ordered Amazon to hand over their Echo smart speaker recordings that could hold critical clues to their murders.

Fears of repeated cyber attacks after breach

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SCOTT Morrison says there is no “100 per cent foolproof guarantee” of preventing cyber attacks, after Defence shipbuilder Austal’s business was hit with a data breach and extortion attempt.

Solution to our $11 billion problem

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WE’RE spending so much time doing these mundane tasks and it’s costing us a fortune. But this could stop us wasting precious hours.

Surprise text you don’t want

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WHEN Sarah first noticed the message flash up on her phone she didn’t think much of it, but now she wishes she opened it much sooner.

Apple slams ‘alarming, dangerous’ plan

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APPLE has blasted a government plan saying it’s “dangerous” and risks helping criminals. This is why you should be concerned.

‘Low levels’: Russia hits back at UK

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Fifth Forum of the Regions of Belarus and Russia in the Mogilev, Belarus, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

RUSSIA has accused Britain of waging an “aggressive anti-Russia campaign” and denied accusations of major hacking attempts and assassinations.

Stop infuriating calls for good

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THE phone calls come right when we’re right in the middle of something important. But you don’t have to put up with them.

Horror ‘roid rage’ attack on video

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DISTURBING footage has emerged of a bodybuilder pummeling, kicking and stabbing his girlfriend more than 100 times. Warning: Graphic.

Elaborate email scam from behind bars

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AUSTRALIANS have been conned out of millions of dollars in an online scam allegedly run by a syndicate from inside a Sydney detention centre.

Tech roles on the rise revealed

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IT’S all about technology as the top five most in-demand roles have been revealed after a five year analysis by LinkedIn.

Eftpos loophole used by scammers

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THERE’S a group of “Eftpos Bandits” stealing thousands of dollars from Aussie businesses by using one simple trick.

How to send self-destructing emails

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IF YOU’RE sending sensitive information, dealing with trade secrets or even cheating on your partner — this new Gmail feature is a must.

Trump quietly ramps up cyber war

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IT’S a clandestine war being waged between nations. Now Donald Trump has made it easier for US officials to launch digital weapons.

Apple update will change how you browse

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APPLE’S new software update is set to change how users interact with the internet — and it’s a big middle finger to the likes of Google and Facebook.

New law to give access to your phone

(FILES) This file photo taken on March 22, 2018 shows apps for WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and other social networks on a smartphone in Chennai. Indian police urged people on June 27 not to believe false rumours on WhatsApp after five fresh incidents of crazed mobs attacking people left one woman dead and a dozen hurt. / AFP PHOTO / ARUN SANKAR

PROPOSED new powers will see the government crack down on Australians using encrypted services outside the reach of spies and law enforcement.

Tech giant threatening China relationship

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AFTER a tumultuous year, the Australia-China relationship is finally back on the mend. But one looming issue still poses a threat.

Hacker accessed ‘hundreds’ of aircraft

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MH370 investigators dismissed the prospect as ‘impossible’. But now a cybersecurity researcher says he’s been able to hack his way into overflying aircraft hundreds of times.

Secret conversations from the dark web

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NSWGreat is an international fugitive, wanted for selling huge quantities of drugs. But despite his riches, and cops all over the world chasing him, he’s refusing to stop.

49 health data breaches in five months

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AUSTRALIA introduced mandatory disclosure laws earlier this year — and we now know just how vulnerable our data is.

Doctors push for health record security

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DOCTORS are willing to do “whatever it takes” to make sure patients’ health records aren’t handed over to police without a warrant.

Major Aussie sites not secure

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POPULAR Australian websites, including some run by government, are said to be lacking a “fundamental security and privacy basic”.

Government MP opts out of health file

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AS THE Government scrambles to bolster the security of patient data and reassure the public, one Coalition MP has publicly opted out of the service.

Is my smartphone spying on me?

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EVER feel you’re being watched? Or overheard? You’re not alone. Plenty of Aussies are freaked out by targeted social media ads.

The $2b system doomed to fail

My Health Record: The $2 billion project doomed to fail

CRITICS have warned the government’s new health database could have a “chilling effect” after it ignored warning signs from the UK’s failed rollout.

Aussies rush to opt out of My Health Record

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A RUSH of Aussies going online to opt out of the government’s new electronic health record system has seen some users find difficulties with the system.

Medicare payment scam warning

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THE myGov Medicare payment website has been cloned in a sophisticated attempt to scam users out of their bank account details, the federal government’s online security agency warns.

New welfare rule causing controversy

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UNDER divisive new regulation, welfare recipients may soon have to have their faces scanned and analysed in order to access their payments.

Pollies’ big data use ‘harmful’: ACCC

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SECRET emails reveal the nation’s top consumer cop fears political parties’ use of big data can be “harmful”, triggering demands to end exemptions from privacy and spamming laws plus new rules on psychological influencing on social media.

Picture reveals sick online secret

Pictures reveal sickening online secret. Picture: Noelle Martin/Supplied

LIKE many of us, Noelle decided to Google herself out of pure curiosity. What she found made her sick to her stomach.

Crucial thing to remember when travelling

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A NEW report shows cyber criminals are increasingly targeting the tourism industry. And if you’re not careful, it could turn your next holiday upside-down.

Can this smartphone giant be trusted?

A woman poses holding the new P9 smartphone by Chinese tech company Huawei during the phone's launch at Battersea Evolution in London on April 6, 2016. The P9 was created in partnership with German camera manufacturer Leica and houses a dual camera system. / AFP PHOTO / JACK TAYLOR

A HUGE Chinese firm with links to the communist government has big ambitions for Australia. Experts warn it’s seriously dangerous.

Huawei boss’s security pledge

People gather at a Huawei stand during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia in Shanghai on June 13, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / - / China OUT

THE Australian head of controversial Chinese tech giant Huawei has moved to shoot down fears over data security in its local operations.

Unsettling motive behind dark web selfie

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A MAN was arrested by police after he allegedly posted a selfie with his name and signature to the dark web — and the reason he did it is truly disturbing.

Hidden licence features saving us millions

Kinegram technology outsmarts fraudsters through its use of specific visual effects which are embossed onto the foil or overlay and anchored to the card using specialised adhesives.

FRAUDSTERS are after your identity, but a security technology could help save Aussie taxpayers millions each year.

Fatal flaw that’s doomed Bitcoin

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 20, 2017 gold plated souvenir Bitcoin coins are arranged for a photograph in London. Bitcoin, a type of cryptocurrency, uses peer-to-peer Wild fluctuations within the bitcoin market have once again sparked debate between investors who believe it is merely undergoing a "correction" and those who see it as a costly fad. After a buying fever at the end of 2017 that sent the price of a token to nearly $20,000 and a spectacular fall at the beginning of the year, bitcoin's price made a modest recovery before falling sharply again in March 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS

BITCOIN investors have been on a wild ride this past year. But there’s a flaw in the digital currency that will see it doomed.

Eight-year-old girl victim of revenge porn

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THE eight year old was the youngest victim of the 277 reported revenge porn offences reported to police in South Yorkshire (UK) between 2015 and 2017.

Australia’s 5G gamble over China ‘threat’

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FEARS over espionage have prompted the Australian government to spring into action — with the Prime Minister set to make another big call.

How an Aussie spy stopped China

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AS CHINA’S plan to spread itself across the South Pacific grew, one Australian spy took matters into his own hands.

These are the passwords you should avoid

The passwords you really need to avoid.

MANY of us are guilty of being lazy with our password security, but if yours is on this list then you need to change it right now.

Watch out for these tax scams

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WITH tax time just around the corner, there is a wave of scams to watch out for, affecting everything from Netflix to banking.

The question the govt won’t answer

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THERE’S a big question the government continually refuses to answer and critics say it could mean it’s hiding something.

Cops: If you get this call, hang up

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POLICE have issued a new public warning about a sophisticated phone scam targeting people in Australia, which has already cost one victim almost $2 million.

Why you should google yourself

THE trend of searching your name on Google has died down, but there is a very important reason why we should pick up the habit again.

Huge boom in psychic scams

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AUSTRALIANS are falling victim to psychic scammers at an alarming rate, with the latest data showing a 300 per cent rise in the number of complaints in just three years.

Convincing scam targeting students

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STUDENTS attending university in Australia are being preyed on by an elaborate virtual kidnapping scam that could put their families thousands out of pocket.

Must-know tricks for your gadgets

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IN THE age when your every move and conversation can be tracked and recorded, it pays to know what’s possible with your smart gadgets.

Zuckerberg ‘sorry’ for ‘mistakes’

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FACEBOOK boss Mark Zuckerberg says the social media giant “hasn’t done enough” to prevent the spread of fake news and the mishandling of users’ private information.

Don’t fall for this ‘penalty notice’ scam

A copy of the scam email making the rounds. Picture: MailGuard.

IF YOU get an email asking you to click on some documents for more information regarding a “penalty notice” be extra careful.

Facebook rocked by new data breach

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 11, 2018 Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a US House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Facebook on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Facebook announced April 18, 2018 it would begin rolling out changes to how it handles private data this week to comply with forthcoming EU rules, with European residents seeing the measures first. The social network, which has been rocked by disclosures about the hijacking of personal data on tens of millions of its users, said it will start implementing "new privacy experiences" to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which become effective May 25. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

A FACEBOOK quiz taken by millions of users has reportedly shared their private information in a fresh data security issue for the social media giant.

How Google is watching your every move

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AS the Australian probe into Google’s cyberstalking widens, the tech titan is facing an inquiry into its collection of the sensitive location data of users such as visits to IVF or abortion clinics.

Don’t fall for this fake Telstra scam

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TELSTRA customers are being warned of two sophisticated email scams using fake login pages and bills to steal from victims. This is how to spot it.

Gadget saves family from alleged invasion

The man was scared away by her husband.

A MOTHER and her young daughter are praising a tiny gadget for their safety after a man allegedly tried to break into their home.

Exposed: Facebook’s sneaky tricks

FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. A propaganda expert who has studied Cambridge Analytica says the company helped Donald Trump�s presidential campaign use false statements and anti-Muslim messages to spread fear and resentment in swing states he needed to win. Cambridge Analytica did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment from The Associated Press on the submission. However, it has denied it used the data scraped from an app that obtained material from Facebook users in the Trump campaign. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

IN what is arguably the most surprising revelation yet in, “non-users” of Facebook may not be safe either.

Explosive revelation about Facebook

FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. A propaganda expert who has studied Cambridge Analytica says the company helped Donald Trump�s presidential campaign use false statements and anti-Muslim messages to spread fear and resentment in swing states he needed to win. Cambridge Analytica did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment from The Associated Press on the submission. However, it has denied it used the data scraped from an app that obtained material from Facebook users in the Trump campaign. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

IN what is arguably the most surprising revelation yet in, “non-users” of Facebook may not be safe from the harvesting of their private data.

Where your stolen personal details go

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THERE is big business in selling the personal details of Australians on shady websites operating on the dark web. Here’s everything you need to know.

Cambridge Analytica blame ‘media siege’ for shutdown

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 21, 2018 A laptop showing the Facebook logo is held alongside a Cambridge Analytica sign at the entrance to the building housing the offices of Cambridge Analytica, in central London. Cambridge Analytica, the UK marketing analytics firm at the heart of the Facebook data scandal, announced on May 2, 2018, it was "immediately ceasing all operations" and filing for insolvency in Britain and the United States. "It has been determined that it is no longer viable to continue operating the business," the company, accused of misusing tens of millions of Facebook users' data, said in a statement. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS

THE UK marketing analytics firm accused of misusing tens of millions of Facebook users’ data has announced it is ceasing all operations and filing for insolvency.

Boy genius’ uncomfortable message

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HE HASN’T even finished primary school but he’s been offered jobs by various governments — and it’s all because he can steal your passwords.

Gmail update’s cool new feature

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GOOGLE is about to roll out its biggest overhaul to Gmail yet and it comes with the feature we’ve all been waiting for.

Apps ‘could be illegally tracking children’

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THOUSANDS of popular children’s apps on Google Play may be violating child privacy laws, putting even more attention on big tech’s use and abuse of our data.

Craziest bits of Zuckerberg testimony

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FROM the Facebook CEO’s unsettling robotic demeanour to octogenarian politicians struggling to understand the interweb, Zuckerberg’s testimony was a meme fest.

Facebook FAQ: What you need to know

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IT’S HARD to avoid news of Facebook’s biggest scandal to date but do you really understand it? Here’s everything you need to know in a five minute guide.

How to check if your data was stolen

This undated image provided by Facebook shows a sample of a notice titled "Protecting Your Information." Facebook is in full damage-control mode following revelations that it might have shared the data of some 87 million users with Cambridge Analytica. Starting Monday, April 9, 2018, Facebook will let users know if their data was shared, and some 2.2 billion Facebook users will be given access to a link to see what apps they use and what information they shared with those apps. (Facebook via AP)

FACEBOOK users around the world have begun to receive a key message from the company, but it seems one key word has been forgotten.

The hashtags you should never use

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LOVE sharing photos of your kids on social media but don’t want to put them at risk of online predators? Then be careful which hashtags you use, an expert warns.

Facebook to give users new power

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AFTER Mark Zuckerberg was caught secretly deleting his private messages, he is about to give users a new power as his company will also notify those whose privacy has been breached.

Millions more Facebook users had data shared

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FACEBOOK says up to 87 million users may have had their data leaked to Cambridge Analytica, up from the previous estimate of 50 million.

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