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Privacy protection: Firefox's attack against cookies

Firefox brings better privacy protection, as it announced Total Cookie Protection. The new feature prevents third-parties from tracking users. A new level for privacy protection The new feature is built into Enhanced Tracking Protection, for desktop. Thus, the…
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Annoying pop-up ads veiledly install unwanted apps

There are lots of rogue websites that send unwanted pop-up ads to the users’ browsers. In order to achieve this, they try to lure users into accepting for browser notifications. The dangers behind pop-up ads Pop-ups are first of all disturbing for any user.
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Facebook decided to block sharing news in Australia

Users in Australia could not read or share news on the platform, Facebook announced. The company announced that this is a reaction to the new Media Bargain law. Facebook bets on the cost for users According to a blog post, it “will restrict publishers and…
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3000 YouTube channels and accounts closed by Google

According to the Threat Analysys Group for Q1, Google took out almost 3000 YouTube channels and accounts. The decision came as YouTube considered that those were linked to influence operations from China and Russia. YouTube channels, used for political influence…
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Valentine's Day romance scams surge during lockdown

The Valentine’s Day romance scams are a serious issue this year, according to UK Finance. In fact, there was a raise of 20% of romance frauds between January and November 2020, compared to 2019. A real Valentine’s Day “gift” for criminals: £18.5…
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Bing is ready to replace Google search in Australia

Bing could be the new search engine that Aussies will use if Google leaves the country, as it threatened. Microsoft’s representatives mentioned their support for Australia’s plans about the so called News Media Bargaining Code. This comes after Google mentioned…
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Google has a fresh $46bn obvious reason to show ads

Google’s reasons to show ads all the time when we are online seems to be stronger than ever. Alphabet, Google parent company announced record revenues for the second quarter since the pandemic started. The amount is as large as $56.9bn, out of which $46bn came from its…
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Europol operation shuts down global Emotet network

Europol coordinated a joint operation against Emotet, in a multinational effort – “Operation Ladybird”. Thus, police in the Ukraine, Lithuania, US, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, France and Canada were involved. It seems that the authorities managed to take…
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Denial of service attacks surge during the pandemic

NETSCOUT discovered a substantial surge in the number of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, in 2020. This is in the trend set after the pandemic started, according the company. DDoS attacks, triggered by home working As most of the users started…