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Judge Confirms Government Paid CMU Scientists to Hack Tor Users for FBI

Judge Confirms Government Paid CMU Scientists to Hack Tor Users for FBI

February 24, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Everything is now crystal clear: The security researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) were hired by the federal officials ...
Apple vs. FBI — Google Joins Tim Cook in Encryption Backdoor Battle

Apple vs. FBI — Google Joins Tim Cook in Encryption Backdoor Battle

February 17, 2016Mohit Kumar
In the escalating battle between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Apple over iPhone encryption, former National Security Ag...
Microsoft Edge's InPrivate Mode Finally Keeps Your Activity Private

Microsoft Edge's InPrivate Mode Finally Keeps Your Activity Private

February 11, 2016Rakesh Krishnan
Browsing the Web in ' Private Mode ' is not as private as you think. Microsoft has patched the Private Browsing Leakage bug ...
Facebook adds Built-in Tor Support for its Android App

Facebook adds Built-in Tor Support for its Android App

January 19, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Rejoice for Privacy Lovers! Facebook today took a surprising move by announcing that it is bringing the free anonymizing software T...
Microsoft WARNING — 'Use Windows 7 at Your Own Risk'

Microsoft WARNING — 'Use Windows 7 at Your Own Risk'

January 06, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Someone is threatening Windows 7 users with a misleading warning. Guess who? Microsoft itself… Microsoft has just issued a clea...
North Korea's Red Star OS (Looks Like Mac OS X) Spies on its Own People

North Korea's Red Star OS (Looks Like Mac OS X) Spies on its Own People

December 29, 2015Swati Khandelwal
North Korea has its own homegrown computer operating system that looks remarkably just like Apple’s OS X, which not only prevents potent...
Here's How Websites Are Tracking You Online

Here's How Websites Are Tracking You Online

October 27, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Webmasters can track all your activities on the Internet – even if you have already cleared your browsing history and deleted all saved ...
AdBlock Extension has been Sold to an 'Unknown Buyer'

AdBlock Extension has been Sold to an 'Unknown Buyer'

October 03, 2015Mohit Kumar
Shocking! Adblock Extension that blocks annoying online advertising has been sold... ...And more shocking, the most popular &quo...
AVG Antivirus Plans to Collect & Sell Your Personal Data to Advertisers

AVG Antivirus Plans to Collect & Sell Your Personal Data to Advertisers

September 19, 2015Swati Khandelwal
We at The Hacker News are big fans of Security Software – The first thing we install while setting our Computers and Devices. Thanks t...
For Better Privacy & Security, Change these iOS 9 Settings Immediately

For Better Privacy & Security, Change these iOS 9 Settings Immediately

September 17, 2015Swati Khandelwal
iOS 9 is out, and it's time to update your iPhone or iPad to the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system. The new ...
Here's How to Stop Windows 7 or 8 from Downloading Windows 10 Automatically

Here's How to Stop Windows 7 or 8 from Downloading Windows 10 Automatically

September 11, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Yesterday we reported you that Microsoft is auto-downloading Windows 10 installation files — between 3.5GB and 6GB — onto users' P...
Microsoft is Auto-Downloading Windows 10 to PCs, Even If You Don't Want it

Microsoft is Auto-Downloading Windows 10 to PCs, Even If You Don't Want it

September 11, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Microsoft wholeheartedly wants you to upgrade to Windows 10. So much that even if you have not opted-in for Windows 10 upgrade, you wi...
After 5 Years, Now Google Ready to Comply with China's Censorship Laws for Business

After 5 Years, Now Google Ready to Comply with China's Censorship Laws for Business

September 07, 2015Khyati Jain
Google is planning to introduce a trimmed down special version of Google Play Store and Android Wear to The Mainland China. But wait...
New Rules Require FBI to Get Warrant for Spying With ‘Stingrays’ Cell Phone Trackers

New Rules Require FBI to Get Warrant for Spying With ‘Stingrays’ Cell Phone Trackers

September 03, 2015Mohit Kumar
Remember StingRays ? The controversial cell phone spying tool , known as " Stingrays " or " IMSI catchers ," has...
Windows 10 Remotely Disables Pirated Games and illegal Hardware

Windows 10 Remotely Disables Pirated Games and illegal Hardware

August 18, 2015Swati Khandelwal
If you are one of those 70 Million users who have upgraded their systems to the newest Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft could be s...
Windows 10 Doesn't Stop Spying You, Even After Disabling It's Creepy Features

Windows 10 Doesn't Stop Spying You, Even After Disabling It's Creepy Features

August 13, 2015Swati Khandelwal
In our previous articles, we raised concern about Windows 10 privacy issues , including its controversial Wi-Fi Sense feature . Also, to...
Change this Facebook Privacy Setting That Could Allow Hackers to Steal Your Identity

Change this Facebook Privacy Setting That Could Allow Hackers to Steal Your Identity

August 13, 2015Khyati Jain
Facebook User: Who Can Find Me...? Hacker: Yes, I CAN!! A Security Researcher claimed “ digi-crims could easily scan the populat...