Internet

Language matters when Googling controversial people

One of the useful features of search engines like Google is the autocomplete function that enables users to find fast answers to their questions or queries. However, autocomplete search functions are based on ambiguous algorithms ...

Security

Misconceptions plague security and privacy tools

As ransomware attacks continue to rise, tools to protect security and privacy are important. But if you think surfing the web via private browsing mode, virtual private networks (VPNs), or Tor browser protects you from security ...

Software

Messaging app Signal no longer working in China

The encrypted messaging app Signal, recommended by Tesla's Elon Musk, appeared to have been blocked in China on Tuesday, closing off one of the last US social media platforms still freely available in the country.

Consumer & Gadgets

iOS 13.4 release compromises VPN protection

Virtual Private Networks are being compromised by a bug in the latest Apple iOS version, 13.4, released last week, according to the online privacy organization ProtonVPN.

Internet

U.S. internet well-equipped to handle work from home surge

The U.S. internet won't get overloaded by spikes in traffic from the millions of Americans now working from home to discourage the spread of the new coronavirus, experts say. But connections could stumble for many if too ...

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