social media
Twitter and Facebook Should Give Us a ‘Start From Scratch’ Button

The best buttons on the internet are all children of the “delete” key. Read More >>

Why You Should Update WhatsApp But Not Freak Out

Everyone with WhatsApp on their phone should update to the latest version of the app as soon as possible, the company said on Tuesday. Read More >>

What To Do About the Nasty New Intel Chip Flaw

An entire class of vulnerabilities in Intel chips allows attackers to steal data directly from the processor, according to new reports from a group of cybersecurity researchers from around the world. Intel, Apple, Google and Microsoft among other tech giants have released patches to address the flaws. Read More >>

privacy and security
The Dumb Truth About Google’s Privacy Push

Every big tech event in 2019 has a buzzword in common: privacy. Read More >>

A New Era of Warfare Begins as Cyberattack Leads to Airstrikes

For the first time ever, a government announced publicly that it had used immediate lethal physical force in response to a cyberattack. Read More >>

Why Uber Drivers Are Striking Around the World Today

We’re just days out from Uber making its multibillion-dollar move to the New York Stock Exchange and thousands of drivers from around the world are launching a series of strikes protests today in an effort to fight for better pay and better treatment. Read More >>

One of the Largest Dark Net Markets ‘of All Time’ Falls to Police

Police from around the world shut down the biggest active black market on the dark web this month, according to announcements from law enforcement agencies in the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands released on Friday. Read More >>

Zuckerberg Promises ‘the Future is Private,’ but Facebook Will Still be Facebook

To open the decade, Mark Zuckerberg defiantly announced that the age of privacy was over. Now, as we approach the decade’s end, the Facebook founder and CEO says he’s rebuilding the world’s biggest social network around privacy first. Read More >>

Mozilla Calls Out Facebook for ‘Failing’ on Ad Transparency

Over at Facebook, it’s been a year of controversy and climbing profits. Read More >>

Just In Time For Its Big Initial Public Offering, Uber Loses £774 Million

Step right up, join the fun, the headline initial public offering of 2019 is about to take centre stage. Read More >>

Facebook Expects Record Fine Up to £4 Billion From FTC for Privacy Violations

Facebook expects to be fined $3-5 billion (£2.3-£3.9 billion) by the Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations, the company announced on Wednesday in its financial earnings report. Read More >>

Uber Launches New Safety Features as It’s Being Sued by Assault Victims

It’s one of those horrors that most men don’t think about but women regularly have to. Read More >>

Mozilla Calls Out Apple’s iOS Tracking Tech

Apple’s ads and over the last year have been centred around one idea: privacy. The message is that the rest of the tech industry is screwing up while Apple is not. Read More >>

Facebook Picked a Great Day to Reveal That It Exposed ‘Millions’ of Instagram Passwords

Today, at just about the same time as the most highly anticipated government document of the decade was released in Washington DC, Facebook updated a month-old blog post to note that actually a security incident impacted “millions” of Instagram users and not “tens of thousands” as they said at first. Read More >>