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Facebook To Use Your Web Browsing History for Targeted Ads, Here's How To Opt-Out Now

Facebook To Use Your Web Browsing History for Targeted Ads, Here's How To Opt-Out Now

June 14, 2014Mohit Kumar
Surfing the Internet?? Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is watching your every move on Web, and this time even more closure. It's not surprising that Facebook collects data of its 1.3 billion users, just like everyone else, which the company has said it only holds onto your data for security and advertisement purposes. But, this would be first time when some company is using people's browsing history to deliver 'targeted Ads' on its service. The biggest social networking giant recently announced it has plans to use information from our Web browsing and app history to deliver more targeted advertisements to us. HOW IT WORKS The move will track you with every site you visit, even its a non-Facebook website. EVERY SITE?? No! No! No! The company can't track your online activity while visiting any website, but only those that have Facebook " LIKE ", " Recommend ", " Share " buttons across the web, and I think almost all have at least one included in it. Yes! Any web
Australian medical centre infected with Ransomware Malware demanding $4000 to Unlock

Australian medical centre infected with Ransomware Malware demanding $4000 to Unlock

December 10, 2012Mohit Kumar
A Gold Coast, Australian medical centre computers are infected with some ransom malware by a group of Russian hackers . The hackers encrypted the practice's patient database, demanding payment of $4000 for the files to be decrypted. " Cyber criminals based mainly throughout Eastern Europe look for rich targets, places with identifying information to extort, " Mr Phair, director of the Centre for Internet Safety and a former investigator with the Australian High-Tech Crime Centre. There have been 11 similar offences in Queensland this year, according to police. David Wood, Miami Family Medical Centre's co-owner said, " We've got all the anti-virus stuff in place - there's no sign of a virus. They literally got in, hijacked the server and then ran their encryption software ". The server with encrypted information is being held offline and an IT contractor is working with the practice to restore a backup of patient records. IT security exper
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