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Idaho Prisoners Hack Prison Issue Tablets And Give Themselves $225,000 In Credits 
One inmate transferred almost $10,000 to their JPay account.  News has emerged that hundreds of Idaho inmates across five prisons in the US state of Idaho managed to easily exploit a vulnerability in their personal prison issue tablets and then credit themselves with themselves thousands of dollars of prison currency.   The prisoners then used the... Read more
Which Is The Best Antivirus For Mac?
Even Macs need security.  While Apple Mac viruses and malware may not make the news as much as their Windows brethren, they exist, and their numbers are on the rise. Just like with Windows PCs however, there are any number of options out there to choose from. But what is... Read more
Google Play Store Bans Crypto-Mining Apps And Cleans Up Others
Google has followed up on earlier announcements to further regulate apps available from its Play Store by banning cryptocurrency mining apps, and making a plethora of other prohibitions in other genres including those with disruptive advertising, sexual content in childrens apps, and those that purport to facilitate the selling... Read more
Norton Security Review: Excellent Protection From Malware At A Great Price 
The Norton Security lineup of antivirus programs offers some of the best malware protection around.  And that’s the good news. Norton Security malware protection is still as excellent as it’s ever been and there’s a bunch of discounts through July and August this year (up to 70% off in some cases) so there’s never been a better... Read more
Ecuador Allegedly ‘Close To Evicting’ Julian Assange from UK embassy 
Rumors continue to grow that the UK and Ecuador have reached a deal to evict the Wikileaks founder and end his embassy asylum. Speculation has reached a crescendo as Ecuadorian president, Lenin Moreno, visits London this week for disabilities summit. While both governments have officially downplayed any official discussion regarding ending Assange’s asylum, reports by both... Read more
Hackers Patience Nets Almost $1m In Cyber Russian Bank Raid 
MoneyTakers, the infamous hacking group gained access to the bank funds through a single, outdated router. News has emerged that a professional cyber hacker group managed to steal almost $US 1,000,000 from a Russian bank earlier this month after the thieves gained access to the financial institution’s internal networks by using a router that had not been updated... Read more
Google’s High Altitude Loon Project Takes Off In Kenya 
Google subsidiary company Loon has revealed that it has signed a deal with the Kenyan government to bring high speed internet access to remote and rural areas of Kenya using hot air balloons…  Loon have partnered with Telkom Kenya to bring connectivity to areas of Kenya that aren’t currently covered by mobile networks.  Google’s high-altitude balloons were originally developed as... Read more
EU Fines Google $5 billion Over Android Antitrust Violations 
Fine is second multi billion levy by EU against Google in less than a year.   The penalty follows a major investigation over Android dominance of how Google links its Google Search and Chrome operations on Android devices.   Technically speaking, the European Union have issued a $5.06 billion fine against Alphabet, Google’s parent company for the alleged abusive dominance... Read more
Hackers Could Soon Be Using Brain Waves To Steal Passwords 
As the pace of technology quickens, new research shows that specialized headsets that utilize brainwaves will need better security to stop hackers from stealing passwords and other sensitive information.  A new study by researchers from the University of Alabama has revealed that Electroencephalograph brainwave sensing headsets, or EEG headsets for short, will need... Read more
Twitter Closes Millions Of Fake Accounts In Social Media Purge 
News has emerged that over the past few months Twitter may have shut down up to 70 million accounts in a massive purge of suspected fake and suspicious posts.   According to the Washinton Post, the suspensions and shutdowns were part of a continued effort by Twitter to clear up its platform and institute proper... Read more
New Zealand Court Rules Kim “Megaupload” Dotcom Can Be Extradited To US On Copyright Charges.
Dotcom vows to fight on after losing another court battle to avoid US extradition, and a possible 20 year jail sentence. The case dates back to 2012, when authorities staged a spectacular raid on Dotcom’s rented mansion in the Auckland area of New Zealand.  The charges are related to Mr... Read more
How To Watch The World Cup Finals Online With a VPN
Learn how to catch the last games of the 2018 Russia World Cup by using one of these three great VPNs As the biggest sporting event in the world draws sadly but inexorably closer, it’s safe to say it’s been a tournament to remember. Germany, gone, Spain gone, Portugal,... Read more
Sony Accidentally Posts Entire Movie To YouTube Instead Of Just The Trailer…
News has emerged that Sony unintentionally uploaded a full 90 minute movie to YouTube, when all they were trying to do was upload a teaser trailer. The mistake made by Sony’s US distributor stayed online for over 6 hours, before the error was spotted, and the movie removed, earlier... Read more
Facebook Grounds Internet Drone Project
Facebook has announced the end of plans to build drones that could give sustained and stable internet access to the developing world. The ‘Aquila’ Internet Drone Project has been grounded, ending Facebook’s plans to build a network of high-altitude solar-powered drones in the skies that could have given sustained... Read more
Uber Wins London Appeal, Allowed To Keep Driving
British appeal court judge rules that London based Uber cars and their drivers can continue to stay on the road – for now, anyway. Uber has won its appeal against a Transport For London (TFL) decision not to renew the ride-sharing company’s license in the United Kingdom capital. Uber... Read more
John McAfee Claims Poisoning Was Deliberate Ploy By Enemies
John McAfee, the eccentric founder of McAfee Security products has said that he has survived an alleged attempt by “enemies” to kill him by using poison. According to his own Twitter feed, the technology pioneer, known for his increasingly bizarre behavior and serious allegations regarding the death of his... Read more
After Facebook And Twitter Crackdown, Nazis Move to Google Plus
Neo Nazis and other closely associated extremists surge to Google Plus with some ‘plus’ communities having hundreds or thousands of followers in their circles. At least somebody’s still using it? News has emerged this week, that following a severe crackdown by mainstream social media outlets such as Facebook and... Read more