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Tracking your phone’s location more than 14,000 times a day!

Some apps can track your phone’s location more than 14,000 times a day — here’s how to turn that off if you own an iPhone or Android. But the good news is you do have some control. You can adjust the settings for individual apps to stop them from tracking your location, though turning off […]

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O2 investigating network data problems

Thousands of O2 customers in the UK have reported problems using data and 4G services. Many users took to Twitter to complain about the difficulties, which were first reported at about 05:30. Users across the country said they were unable to access the internet without a wi-fi connection. An O2 spokesperson confirmed the problems, saying: […]

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VTech flags tablet flaw after BBC Watchdog probe

Child gadget-maker VTech’s website is promoting a security fix for its flagship tablet, following an investigation by BBC Watchdog Live. The Storio Max – which is called the InnoTab Max in the UK – suffers a software flaw that could allow hackers to remotely take control of the device and snoop on its users. VTech […]

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Scam Alert: TV Licensing Email

Some customers are receiving scam email messages saying they are due a refund or need to keep up their payments. A link directs customers to a fake version of the official TV Licensing website which asks them to enter personal information and bank details. If you receive a similar email message, please delete it. If […]

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Six month prison sentence in first ICO Computer Misuse Act prosecution

A motor industry employee has been sentenced to six months in prison in the first prosecution to be brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under legislation which carries a potential prison sentence. Mike Shaw, Group Manager Criminal Invesitgations Team at the ICO said: ”People who think it’s worth their while to obtain and disclose […]

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Android phone warning over FAKE security apps in Google Store

ANDROID phone owners are being warned over fake security apps that have a sinister secret. Instead of providing you with proper security benefits, they instead simply serve you ads – to make their creators money. The fake apps all pretended to offer you high-level security protection – but failed to do so. See the article here […]

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The rising cost of postage is fuelling a market in reused stamps

Consumers could be prosecuted for reusing second-hand stamps as a vast online market is revealed. A first class stamp now costs 67p, but uncancelled ones are available for as little as 16p on sites including eBay. The Daily Telegraph discovered a booming second-hand market with eBay alone hosting more than 2,100 listings for re-used first […]

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iPhone Fingerprint SCAM

Watch out for the iPhone ‘fingerprint scam’ that can hit you with a £100 bill. APPLE users are being warned over a devious scam that tricks you into making a huge payment. The so-called “fingerprint scam” makes use of Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner, which is available on iPhones and iPads. It was first reported […]

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Instagram Close Friends update

Instagram Close Friends update finally adds ‘close friends’ to stories, letting people avoid sharing everything with everyone. Share with Your Close Friends on Instagram Stories. Starting today, you can make a close friends list on Stories and share with just the people you’ve added. Instagram Stories has become the place to express yourself and share […]

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Sextortion Scam Advice From The BBC

Thousands of people all over the world have been receiving sextortion emails from scammers. They’re different from garden-variety scam emails because they often include a hacked password as part of the message. What happened when sextortion scammers targeted a BBC Trending reporter? Thousands of people all over the world have been receiving sextortion emails from […]

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Tracking your phone's location more than 14,000 times a day!

14,000 times a day!

Some apps can track your phone's location more than 14,000 times a day — here's

5 days ago

O2 investigating network data problems

Users across the country said they were unable to access the internet without a wi-fi connection.

Thousands of O2 customers in the UK have reported problems using data and 4G services.

6 days ago

VTech flags tablet flaw after BBC Watchdog probe

Child gadget-maker VTech's website is promoting a security fix for its flagship tablet, following an investigation by BBC Watchdog Live.

Child gadget-maker VTech's website is promoting a security fix for its flagship tablet, following an

6 days ago

Scam Alert: TV Licensing Email

A link directs customers to a fake version of the official TV Licensing website

Some customers are receiving scam email messages saying they are due a refund or need

1 week ago

Six month prison sentence in first ICO Computer Misuse Act prosecution

Data protection with teeth.

A motor industry employee has been sentenced to six months in prison in the first

1 week ago

Android phone warning over FAKE security apps in Google Store

Android phone warning over FAKE security apps in Google Store – avoid these 35 dodgy downloads.

ANDROID phone owners are being warned over fake security apps that have a sinister secret.

1 week ago

The rising cost of postage is fuelling a market in reused stamps

Consumers could be prosecuted for reusing second-hand stamps as a vast online market is revealed

Consumers could be prosecuted for reusing second-hand stamps as a vast online market is revealed.

1 week ago

iPhone Fingerprint SCAM

Watch out for the iPhone ‘fingerprint scam’ that can hit you with a £100 bill.

Watch out for the iPhone ‘fingerprint scam’ that can hit you with a £100 bill.

1 week ago

Instagram Close Friends update

Instagram Close Friends update finally adds 'close friends' to stories, letting people avoid sharing everything with everyone.

Instagram Close Friends update finally adds 'close friends' to stories, letting people avoid sharing everything

1 week ago

Sextortion Scam Advice From The BBC

What happened when sextortion scammers targeted a BBC Trending reporter?

Thousands of people all over the world have been receiving sextortion emails from scammers. They're

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