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Internet

NATO researchers: Social media failing to stop manipulation

Social media companies are failing to stop manipulated activity, according to a report Friday by NATO-affiliated researchers who said they were easily able to buy tens of thousands of likes, comments and views on Facebook, ...

Security

DHS retreats on possible facial screening of US citizens

The Homeland Security Department is backing away from requiring that U.S. citizens submit to facial-recognition technology when they leave or enter the country.

Security

Security is one problem that small businesses need to take care of pronto

So where's the best place to spend your company's technology budget next year? The answer may surprise you.

Security

Mobile devices blur work and personal privacy raising cyber risks, says QUT researcher

Organisations aren't moving quickly enough on cyber security threats linked to the drive toward using personal mobile devices in the workplace, warns a QUT privacy researcher.

Consumer & Gadgets

More accurate solution for cross-border internet purchases

How can cross-border internet purchases be accurately estimated? Researchers Quinten Meertens, Cees Diks, Jaap van den Herik and Frank Takes of the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), Statistics Netherlands ...

Security

Tips to help small business owners avoid phishing scam

Phishing scams that infect a computer and potentially allow hackers to invade bank and other accounts are highly preventable—but it takes eternal vigilance on the part of computer users.

Internet

Can anyone be completely anonymous?

Research published in the International Journal of Electronic Governance has investigated whether any of five "anonymous" social media applications are secure in that they do not allow a third party to see personal data or ...

Telecom

How smartphones can verify your identity

Anyone who wants to open a bank account or buy a mobile phone plan has to identify themselves to the respective service provider. The ETH spin-off PXL Vision has a simpler solution: just use an ID scan and a selfie video. ...