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Twitter Aggressively Fights Harassment

Twitter revealed its new tools for users to report cases of impersonation and doxing – sharing of private and confidential data. The company also tripled the size of its team handling the reports of abuse. As a result, Twitter now reviews 5 times more user reports than before, and the company has also tripled the size of its support team …

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New Flaw Left Apple and Google Users Vulnerable

A recently discovered security flaw dubbed “FREAK attack” left millions of users surfing the web on Apple and Google devices vulnerable to hackers. Fortunately, so far there is no evidence that the weakness was exploited, and the affected companies are trying to fix it. In the meantime, researchers point at an old government policy, abandoned more than ten years ago, …

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Routers with Default Settings are Targeted

Once again, Internet users are warned to make sure that their Wi-Fi routers have unique passwords. Security experts are never tired of repeating that manta, as email spammers have been noticed sending out phishing links again. Those links are trying to hijack the devices with default passwords and steal personal data from their victims. Usually, phishing emails try to force …

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Pakistan’s Mobile Subscribers Are Required to Fingerprint

Biometric SIM Verification

Tens of millions of Pakistanis show up in the mobile phone stores nowadays, and the country’s government had to toughen its measures to curb terrorism. So, Pakistanis faced one of the largest efforts in the world to collect biometric data: their government has ordered mobile phone users to verify their identities through fingerprints. Those who refuse will lose their SIM …

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Netflix Got in Trouble over Net Neutrality

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The company is being accused of hypocrisy after teaming up with Australian Internet service provider iiNet in order to obtain preferential treatment, while being a long-time proponent of net neutrality. he video-on-demand company is planning to launch in Australia and New Zealand in the nearest future in order to end the situation where residents of those regions had to use …

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Apple Overtook Samsung in Smartphone Sales

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Apple has became the biggest smartphone maker in the world, as the company sold more phones in the Christmas quarter due to increasing demand in China. Apple sold 74.8 million iPhones, while Samsung sold only 73 million units. Market analysts say that Apple’s iPhone sales increased by around 25 million units compared to the same period a year before, which …

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