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TikTok in trouble over use of children's data.

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TikTok in trouble over use of children's data.

One of the fastest growing social media video Apps, TikTok, is being taken to court over use of Children’s personal data. The legal challenge comes from former children’s commissioner for England, Angela Longfield, over the way TikTok collects and uses its young users’ personal data. Millions of Children both in the UK and EU are unaware of ‘giving up’ this information and could be owed thousands of pounds if the challenge is successful. TikTok, naturally, have denied the claims and will take on the fight. The alleged charges are that TikTok extract personal data, like phone numbers, location and videos...

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Facebook v Apple: What is it all about?

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Facebook v Apple: What is it all about?

Apple have recently introduced a new feature to their iPhones and iPads, causing a great disturbance between themselves and Facebook. The new Apple feature allows users to switch off the access to their private data being collected by apps. Facebook are up in arms as they are extremely reliant on the user data for the advertising it generates, this is what makes the company its profits.  At the centre of this row is a unique device identifier which is on all iPhones and iPads, called a IDFA (identifier for advertisers) Businesses that sell mobile ads use this IDFA to target...

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Best Antivirus with VPN Included in 2021

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Best Antivirus with VPN Included in 2021

Most Antivirus packages that include VPN (virtual private network) are often painfully slow and, perhaps more importantly, not 100% secure. Norton 360 is the number one antivirus package of 2021; it includes a very high security VPN. ‘High-quality VPNs won’t track your internet usage, will protect you from Wi-Fi hackers, and will enable you to access geo-restricted content from various locations’. To find a product with both high-quality Antivirus and high-quality VPN is difficult, but the Norton 360 range can offer you both. The highlighted qualities of these products are listed below: VPN security-encryption for secure browsing plus a no-log...

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A guide to Malware in Smartphones and Fake Apps

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A guide to Malware in Smartphones and Fake Apps

We have all probably heard of Malware by now and how it can infect and affect our desktop computers and laptops, but how many of us think of our Mobiles and Tablets becoming infected? Recent studies show that Malware attacks are slightly decreasing on Laptops and desktop computers and increasing on Smartphones and Tablets. Statistics show that Smartphone protection take up is a lot lower than with other devices, so because of this, hackers have changed direction and concentrated more on easier infiltration of our less protected devices like our smartphones. What types of Malware should we look for? Grayware....

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'Mysterious' malware targets Apple users

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'Mysterious' malware targets Apple users

Around 30,000 mac devices with M1 chips have been infected with a very mysterious malware. This very unusual strain of malware called the ‘silver sparrow’ strain has quietly infiltrated systems in over 150 countries around the globe. A security company discovered it but no one can establish, as yet, its purpose. Apple have taken steps to protect and restrict the potential dangers of this odd malware, this has prevented any new devices from being infected. How can existing users know if they are affected by this malware? Researchers have discovered that the ‘silver sparrow’ strain doesn’t exhibit the usual traits...

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