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Malware, or “malicious software,” is a term for a variety of viruses, spyware, or ransomware (cryptolockers) that cause harm to a user, their data, or devices. The term malware implies malicious intent on the side of the software developer, as opposed to, for example, unintentional software bugs, wh.....
Facial recognition tech has been banned in U.S. cities like San Francisco and, most recently, Boston, on top of a concerted campaign to outlaw it on university campuses. But it seems the scrutiny can’t come fast enough. According to a New York Times report, facial recognition technology developed by.....
Software could be the most complex tool created by humans. While it might still be possible for a single individual to understand all the functioning parts of a car or telephone, it’s unlikely any one human could fully grasp all concepts that are required to make software work. Software might includ.....
The dark web and the deep web are often used interchangeably, but they’re two distinct concepts. The common perception is that both are hotbeds of criminal activity including things like child trafficking, drugs, and contract killing. In this article, we’ll explain both the deep web, the dark web, t.....
Since the beginning of this year, countries have been scrambling to control the spread of Covid-19 by placing unprecedented measures and restrictions on freedoms we took for granted. Restricted travel, social distancing, and contact tracing are only some of the emergency measures that have been cruc.....
According to Instagram, data deleted from its platform takes 90 days to be completely removed from Instagram’s systems. Turns out that was not the case. Independent security researcher Saugat Pokharel found that Instagram was keeping copies of photos and private messages on its servers a year after .....
We accumulate tons of data in the form of pictures, emails, chats, documents, recordings, and videos. Keeping them safe and accessible in the long run is easy but takes forethought. To protect yourself against data loss, you need to keep multiple copies of your files, ideally in diverse locations th.....
You couldn’t make this up if you tried. The National Security Agency (NSA)—yes, the same organization that started a massive illegal surveillance operation on U.S. residents since at least 2001—has issued a set of guidelines to educate the public on the dangers of in-built location tracking in mobil.....

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