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Patch Adobe Flash now: Vicious exploit could steal your personal info

Most computers users have Adobe Flash installed on their computers. That's why it's so important that you install a patch that blocks a leak that...
Happening Now July 9, 2014

Hackers can steal personal info from your old phone - even if it's been wiped

It's no secret that smartphones and other personal gadgets are bought and sold online all the time. But what you probably don't know is...
Happening Now July 9, 2014

Beware! Fake piracy warning emails contain a dangerous Trojan

I've showed you how to spot a fake email in the past, but this one affects an estimated 30,000 Internet users in Germany, and...
Happening Now July 9, 2014

The NSA spied on innocent Americans because of their race and religion

The NSA and FBI may have been secretly spying on Americans because of their race or religion.
Happening Now July 9, 2014

Viruses hidden in Microsoft Word and Excel files are making a comeback

Free security software can put a stop to most obvious virus attacks. Of course, that won't stop cybercriminals from trying sneakier ways to invade your...
Happening Now July 8, 2014

Facebook has better facial-recognition software than the FBI

Would you believe Facebook's facial-recognition software is better than the FBI's? Well, it is, and it makes a lot of sense. The FBI's facial-identification software,...
Happening Now July 8, 2014

Competitors can put you out of business using Google Maps

If you're a brick-and-mortar business owner, you should know exactly what pops up when someone searches for your business on Google. Ignoring Google could...
Happening Now July 8, 2014

What to expect from Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday is coming and you can expect patches for critical problems in Windows and Internet Explorer.
Happening Now July 7, 2014

Leaked NSA documents: 9 of 10 intercepted conversations weren't the intended targets

When he leaked details of the NSA's spy programs, Edward Snowden also gave the Washington Post access to 22,000 NSA surveillance reports. After investigating,...
Happening Now July 7, 2014

Now YouTube is publicly blaming slow speeds on ISPs

YouTube is the latest video provider to blame ISPs for slow video streaming.
Happening Now July 7, 2014

Beware: New card skimmers are impossibly thin

Card skimmers, in case you haven't heard the term, are tools that identity thieves attach to ATMs and gas station pumps in order to steal...
Happening Now July 7, 2014

Some hospitals track your credit card bill to predict your health

Data brokers like Acxiom and LexisNexis aren't just trying to sell your information to advertisers anymore. Their newest client is the healthcare system. Had...
Happening Now July 7, 2014

60 governments have installed spyware on citizens' phones

Spyware technology is being used by 60 countries worldwide to track phones and data.
Happening Now July 3, 2014

Independent review finds NSA spying 'legal and effective'

After years of getting flak for its spying programs - including from me - it seems like the NSA is finally getting some love....
Happening Now July 3, 2014

Your phone could be leaking your GPS location to the world

Android users, listen up! This alert is specifically for you. If your Android gadget - phone or tablet - is less than three years...
Happening Now July 3, 2014

Bitcoin extortion racket attacks small businesses

At least four pizza parlors across the United States have reported receiving a stamped envelope containing a notice of extortion. When you hear extortion,...
Happening Now July 2, 2014

Facebook apologizes for experimenting on users' emotions

Recently, Facebook made headlines about an experiment that was conducted on nearly 700,000 Facebook users without their knowledge. Click here to read more about...
Happening Now July 2, 2014

Microsoft backtracks on canceling Patch Tuesday emails

OK so maybe the short work week has Microsoft all confused. Microsoft announced earlier this week that it would stop sending emails reminding its...
Happening Now July 2, 2014

T-Mobile will let you test your data speed for free

T-Mobile wants its subscribers to be able to figure out the true speed of their cellular connection. To make this easier, the company has lifted all...
Happening Now July 1, 2014

FISA courts gave NSA permission to spy on 193 countries

There are only four countries, aside from the U.S., that the National Security Agency cannot legally spy on: Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada....
Happening Now July 1, 2014
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