PrivDog privacy software is a Bad dog
Published in News
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 12:50

PrivDog privacy software is a Bad dog


Undermining users' security

PrivDog ad-blocker software, which claims to block adverts and replace them with those from trusted sources, turns out to have been based on Superfish.

US Health Companies spy on users
Published in News
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 12:46

US Health Companies spy on users


Stop saying you are sick online

US sites which offer medical advice are tracking queries, sending the sensitive data to third party corporations, even shipping the information directly to the insurance brokers who monitor credit scores.

Smartphones reveal their location by their battery
Published in Mobiles


All phones can be tracked

New research shows that phones can be tracked without using their GPS or wi-fi data by studying their power use over time.

Intel to abandon silicon
Published in News
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 12:38

Intel to abandon silicon


Never looked natural in the first place

Intel has announced that it will move away from Silicon for its future chip making processes.

AMD wants CPU engineer for Catalyst
Published in Graphics
Monday, 23 February 2015 12:20

AMD wants CPU engineer for Catalyst


Getting more serious about GPU drivers

AMD appears to be getting more serious about its GPU drivers and is hiring a CPU performance engineer to speed things up.

Samsung gets Apple DRAM chip contract
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 23 February 2015 12:15

Samsung gets Apple DRAM chip contract


Your iPhone is a Samsung

It looks like Samsung has buried the hatchet with Apple and has gone back to the days when the iPhone was mostly made from its parts.

HTTPS busting tech found in more products
Published in News
Monday, 23 February 2015 12:06

HTTPS busting tech found in more products


Lenovo not the only Superfish user

The same HTTPS-breaking technology recently found preinstalled on Lenovo laptops has been found in 12 new titles.

Apple to spend some of its tax-free cash pile in EU
Published in News


Warning the tax inspectors

Fruity tax avoider Apple is going to spend some of its huge cash pile investing in the EU. This is probably because if it brings back any of its EU generated cash to the US it will be taxed, so it might as well spend it on something useful.

Apple and Linux buggier than Windows
Published in News
Monday, 23 February 2015 11:56

Apple and Linux buggier than Windows

 
Buggier than a Sardinian cheese 

Despite what you might get told by Apple and Linux fanboys, their operating systems are less secure and more buggy than anything which comes out of Redmond.

UK wants Internet defined as a utility
Published in News
Friday, 20 February 2015 12:18

UK wants Internet defined as a utility


Must be available to everyone

The UK government has called for the internet to be defined as a utility service which must be available for everyone, like water or electricity, due to its fundamental importance in modern-day life.