Security

The net is closing on child sexual abuse images

Each day, a team of analysts faces a seemingly endless mountain of horrors. The team of 21, who work at the Internet Watch Foundation’s office in Cambridgeshire, spend hours trawling through images and videos containing…



How to stop your emails from tracking you

Regulation exists to stop email tracking without your consent. In Europe, pixels are covered by the Privacy Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (Pecr) and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Under these regulations, consent is…



Apple: Sideloading apps will undermine iOS security

Following CEO Tim Cook’s statements on security at a recent conference, Apple has come out fighting to protect the security of its App Store distribution model, publishing a white paper that argues enforced side-loading of apps…


All the ways Amazon tracks you and how to stop it

Jeff Bezos has a hidden weapon: your data. While Amazon’s retail empire is built on a complex web of infrastructure and murky working practices, its selling success is based on an intricate knowledge of what…


This secretive firm has powerful new hacking tools

A secretive cyberintelligence firm claims to have created powerful hacking tools that can remotely monitor and take control of Android, MacOS and Windows devices. Designed for those looking to “investigate targets in tactical operations,” Mollitiam…


Google abandons URL shortening in Chrome

Google has called quits on the notion of truncating URLs in Chrome, according to a note from earlier this month in the Chromium project’s bug database. “This experiment didn’t move relevant security metrics, so we’re…



How governments and spies text each other

When Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France, in 2017, his team immediately started to grapple with a problem of communication. Throughout his campaign, Macron and his team had relied on Telegram – a privacy-aware…