Throughout the flood of hacks and data breaches at retailers, restaurants, health care providers and online companies this year, the one safe haven was the banks. Unlike other companies, banks had a long history of keeping bad guys away from our money and personal data. Unfortunately, that’s no longer something we can take for granted, as discovered recently when the…

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If one glanced through your smartphone or tablet, most of the apps installed there are free.. But free apps often have a privacy cost. When you install an app, you probably never read its terms and conditions. You merely click “Agree.” In the terms and conditions, the app developer typically reveals what data you are voluntarily handing over, such as…

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If you’re a parent, you should know kids pick up the most recent technology quickly. That means children maybe visiting sites that are totally inappropriate for their ages. And you might not even realize it. Here are five unsafe apps the children may be using, and why they shouldn’t Snapchat Snapchat is a picture-messaging app say to fame is that…

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American retailers and banks have, gladly accepted Apple Pay. Even the U.S. government made a arrangement with the company. though, it seems other places are being more watchful about the mobile payments system. China’s largest credit card provider UnionPay has yet to announce a partnership with Apple, despite multiple reports and hints from Apple CEO a deal is key to…

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The proposal for Google to looking into launching redesigned versions of its products for kids under 13 seems to really happening. The company is gearing up to roll out child-oriented versions of its most popular products next year. Yet no specific products were announced, but in the ‘popular’ category you’ll obviously find the likes of YouTube, Search, and Chrome. It’s…

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A new Android app named SnoopSnitch can sense surveillance efforts on your smartphone, including IMSI catchers (also called “stingrays”), secreted text messages and attacks exploiting the telephone-signal protocol identified as Signaling System 7 (SS7). The app launched for free of charge on the Google Play store. It can’t defend your phone from snooping, but it can tell you that the…

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Tablet sales have fallen for the first time since the devices went conventional in 2010, According to its most new data, 76.1 million tablets were sold internationally by tech firms during Q4 2014, down from 78.6 million for the same period a year earlier. This stands for a 3.2 percent drop in sales in general, though take a look at…

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Google is setting up to sell wireless phone service directly to customers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, If all falls into place, Google Inc. might offer discounted wireless data plans that would force other major carriers to present better deals and services or risk losing clientele to a powerful rival. More reasonably priced plans, in turn, could bring…

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It has been talking around that Google, in the midst of other companies, has been paying Adblock Plus for getting through its filters. Now, sources say that it’s not only Google that’s have been paying the ad-blocking service to be part of its whitelisted websites, but also Microsoft, Amazon and ad platform Taboola. Adblock Plus is mostly known as a…

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Google Translate may not be the app you find yourself launching every day, though it has 500 million monthly active users. That means plenty of people find it a useful tool for understanding other languages. Google Translate, which has improved markedly in the last couple of years, is about to take a important step ahead with functionality that’ll allow it…

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