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Microsoft makes emergency security fix image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 10:56:59 AM
....The fix has been specially pushed out hours before the software giant's monthly Tuesday security update. Hackers could exploit the flaw simply by sending an infected email, instant message or getting the user to click on a web browser link. ...
Missing iPlayer means your Samsung TV isn’t so smart image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of November 2016 07:00:01 AM
.... He bought a 32-inch Samsung model from his local Currys PC World in August, only to find that it didn’t have the promised iPlayer app. Initially he was able to access catch-up programmes via the TV’s web browser, but a month or so later he says that stopped working too. ...
Tesco cyber-raid raises serious questions over UK banks’ security image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of November 2016 04:00:53 PM
....For the customer, online banking should mean greater convenience – it can be done anywhere and any time you can get an internet connection – and reliability, since the challenges (such as passwords and memorable words or phrases) you face to log on successfully are more complex than a simple four-digit number at a cash machine. But for both, inserting a computer between the customer and the bank has opened up new risks from malware targeting web browsers, computers and mobile phones. ...
How nosey insurers use Facebook and your weekly shop to keep tabs on you image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of November 2016 06:59:09 AM
....Even seemingly innocuous information can potentially be linked to a higher or lower claims ratio, and therefore affect your premium. This includes the web browser you use to buy your policy, the time of day and month of the year you do so, and whether you use a comparison site. ...
Blackberry stops designing its own phones image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of September 2016 11:50:48 AM
.... Described as one of the first smartphones, it was able to make and receive calls when connected to a headset. 2007: Now featuring a colour screen, camera and an improved mobile web browser, Blackberry handsets became popular in the business world and soon enjoyed celebrity endorsements from the likes of Kim Kardashian. ...
UK top for online drug sales in Europe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 11:04:10 AM
.... . These online sites can be accessed only using a specialised web browser. ...

iTunes users warned to delete 'scam' emails claiming they have spent more than £20 downloading songs
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....A similar scam has also included links place in text messages sent to users, another form of contact Apple also specifies it does not do. "In general, all account-related activities will take place in the iTunes application directly, not through a web browser. ...

iTunes users targeted with £20 purchase refund scam - how to protect yourself
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.... . "In general, all account-related activities will take place in the iTunes application directly, not through a web browser," said Apple's guidelines. ...
O2 customer data sold on dark net image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 25th of July 2016 11:00:03 PM
....It was shown to the BBC by an ethical hacker, Mike Godfrey from Insinia Security, who found the information listed for sale on a dark net market. The dark net is a part of the internet that is only visible to people using specialist web browsers, and is often used for illegal activity. ...
Click: Making first fully 360 BBC show image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of March 2016 12:06:56 AM
....It's pretty exciting, and once I've had a little liedown, maybe I'll start thinking about Click 720. You can view it from all angles using a simple web browser. ...
Anger at EE's Orange webmail problems image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of March 2016 06:28:44 PM
....". A spokeswoman added that only those customers trying to access their email through a web browser, rather than through an app, were affected. ...
Nissan disables app over Leaf hack risk image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of February 2016 12:50:14 PM
....". Mr Hunt discovered that anyone can control the heating and air conditioning systems of a stranger's Leaf by sending it commands via a web browser because the car's companion app was not configured to verify the owner's identity. ...
Ad blockers: How online publishing is fighting back image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 12:16:23 AM
. When Apple said it was going to allow ad blocking on the iPhone version of its web browser last September, it escalated a conflict that had been building in the digital economy for years. ...
Apple fixes Safari crash search bug image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of January 2016 12:55:35 PM
. Apple believes it has fixed a problem that caused its Safari web browser to crash when users carried out a search via its address bar. ...
Is Christmas shopping by smartphone just two taps away? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of December 2015 12:29:10 AM
.... . The main advantage from the retailer's point of view is that there's no point-of-sale technology to install - all the encryption takes place within the app or web browser extension. ...
Cyber Monday: it's the most wonderful time of year for cyber-attackers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of November 2015 12:09:10 PM
....Attackers also use the increase in package deliveries following Cyber Monday to send false emails that appear to be sent from Amazon, Best Buy and other online retailers. “If you get an email telling you that there’s a problem with one of your online orders, instead of clicking the link in the email, just launch your web browser and type in the address for that retailer, log in and check your shopping cart,” said Gerding. ...
Did TalkTalk breach the Data Protection Act? | Rik Ferguson image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of October 2015 05:23:02 PM
.... TalkTalk have been contacting their customers to apologise and inform but their communication should not request any details from you or contain any links for you to click. If you do need to access TalkTalk’s online services use your own bookmarks or simply type the address into your web browser. ...
Twitter hires an executive chairman who has tweeted just 8 times image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of October 2015 02:16:00 PM
....It’s rare you get to be at a company with an amazing business that’s also transforming the world. Kordestani started his career at Netscape, the world's first mass-market web browser, before moving to Google in 1999. ...
Adblock Plus to appoint 'watchdog' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of September 2015 05:07:12 PM
...."Every company that pays Eyeo is on the whitelist, so there clearly is a connection between paying and being whitelisted," he said. The launch of Eyeo's extension for the Safari web browsers on iPhones and iPads follows Apple's decision to allow such plug-ins to work in iOS 9. ...
Google chief on search's new frontier image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 28th of September 2015 11:01:08 PM
. For more than a decade, boxes have helped Google dominate search - both the rectangle on its home page and the web browser address bars that send users to its results. ...
The week ahead in business and finance image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 20th of September 2015 09:20:42 PM
.... While audience continued to rise sharply, advertising sales made slower progress. Investors may also now be worried about what impact Apple’s introduction of advertising blocking capabilities to the iPhone web browser will have on Mailonline’s mobile business. ...
WhatsApp bug could affect millions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of September 2015 05:25:12 PM
....Check Point urged users to update their WhatsApp software immediately to take advantage of the fix. The WhatsApp web app is a mirror version of its mobile app, enabling all messages, images and other content received on a smartphone to be accessed from a web browser. ...
Apple opens iPhones to ad-blockers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of September 2015 11:13:38 PM
. Faster iPhones and a new TV box are likely to dominate Apple's launch event on Wednesday, but a tweak to the firm's mobile web browser will arguably be just as far-reaching. ...
Google plays a tricky hand as it squares up to Brussels image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 30th of August 2015 04:52:06 PM
.... The relief must have been enormous. A year earlier, Microsoft had been handed a €561m (£408m) bill by Almunia for failing to give Windows users a choice of web browser other than its own Internet Explorer when they first booted up their computers. ...
Windows 95 at 20: how Bill Gates' software changed the world image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of August 2015 07:58:04 PM
Microsoft aims to relive spirit of 95 with starter for 10 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of August 2015 03:50:42 PM
.... . Windows 95 was followed a week later by Internet Explorer, which became many people’s first web browser. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Saturday 15th of August 2015 01:16:37 AM
....Of the projects I visited then, Android was the one that has powered ahead to become the alternative smartphone technology to Apple and its App Store. Progress made by web browser Chrome and Google Apps has been drowned out somewhat. ...
Sundar Pichai: new Google boss went from house with little technology to join increasing number of Indian tech CEOs image
....Pichai’s rise to the top began just over 10 years ago. He got his start by helping kick off Chrome, the now hugely successful web browser, and gradually accrued more responsibilities — including Chromebooks and Google’s online services, like Gmail and Google Docs. ...
Windows 10 launch - as it happened image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of July 2015 05:00:19 PM
.... . Over in Russia, Microsoft is promoting its new operating system with this bonkers ad, in which Windows 10 is personified as a hot celebrity, and the new web browser, Edge, is her muscular boyfriend. ...
Windows 10 launch: Microsoft releases new operating system image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of July 2015 11:01:37 PM
.... . There is a new web browser called Edge, which allows users to annotate web pages, save them to read later, or select "read mode" to strip out adverts and sidebars. ...
The start-up catching white-collar criminals in the web's darkest places image
.... Its technology penetrates the deep web, which refers to the portion of the internet that is not indexed by search engines, or the “surface web”. Within the deep web lurks the dark web, sites that are actively hidden and inaccessible from standard web browsers like Chrome or Firefox. ...
Europe must leave Google alone and create its own tech giants image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 22nd of June 2015 05:05:49 PM
.... A good measure of how well you are doing as a tech corporation is how much the EU dislikes you. When Microsoft was the biggest player, the EU spent the best part of a decade trying to get it to unbundle its web browser from its operating system, and it ended up being fined €2. ...
It’s taken years – but the UK is finally building a great technology industry image
.... Microsoft’s attempt to buy Intuit, a maker of accountancy software, was blocked in 1994 - today, that decision seems laughable. Even more absurdly, as recently as during the 2000s, policymakers were convinced that the real battleground lay in web browsers. ...
Google faces privacy lawsuit from Apple users image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of June 2015 01:45:00 AM
....More than 2,000 Apple users have signed up to join a British lawsuit against Google over what they claim was a gross invasion of their privacy by the web search giant. The case revolves around claims that Google bypassed safeguards in Apple’s Safari web browser which prevent search engines from monitoring people’s web activity unless the user actively clicks on an agreement to let them. ...
Coding the future image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 14th of May 2015 11:11:13 PM
.... . And there is JavaScript, the predominant language for programming to run in a web browser. ...
New search engine from Waterfox founder aims to take a punch at Google image
. The young developer behind web browser Waterfox, which boasts 4m downloads, is now hoping to create a viable rival to Google’s ubiquitous search engine by offering users absolute privacy online, and directing cash to charities. ...
EU unveils plans to set up digital single market for online firms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of May 2015 02:44:39 PM
....While Ansip unveiled his proposals, another arm of the commission responsible for policing the single market said it was launching an inquiry into possible e-commerce abuses and malpractices. Washington is increasingly alarmed that the EU is targeting US internet giants such as Google and Amazon, blaming governments and industry lobbies in Germany and France for forcing Brussels to get tough on the big American companies that utterly dominate web browsers and search engines. ...
Does digital mean the end of history? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of April 2015 11:41:51 PM
....As it is, the latest operating systems often cannot handle files written in earlier versions. And modern web browsers are increasingly dropping compatibility with plug-in extensions like Java and Silverlight, potentially making some older websites unreadable. ...
Google faces its Microsoft moment image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 18th of April 2015 02:00:04 PM
.... By the time Microsoft emerged from the Internet Explorer row in 2010, most consumers had chosen to use the Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers instead and of their own accord. To add to the absurdity, the smartphone boom was well underway and desktop web browsers were due to become less important anyway. ...
Facebook battles to avoid landmark privacy trial image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 9th of April 2015 06:55:21 PM
.... . The search engine has repeatedly argued that the English courts have no jurisdiction over claims it broke privacy laws to track users of the Apple Safari web browser without their permission. ...
Attacks hit BA, GitHub and Slack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 30th of March 2015 11:59:12 AM
...."These include. some sophisticated new techniques that use the web browsers of unsuspecting, uninvolved people to flood GitHub with high levels of traffic. ...
Google faced with privacy lawsuits for snooping on Apple users without consent image
....DoubleClick typically collects information from Google’s own browser Chrome, gaining consent to do so when people agree to Chrome’s terms of use. But DoubleClick developed what was dubbed the ‘Safari workaround’ that allowed it to track people’s activity on the rival web browser Safari, developed by Apple. ...
Internet Explorer is dead, but will continue as a work-focused zombie image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of March 2015 02:38:08 PM
....Windows appears to be making new efforts to step up its efforts in innovation, borrowing Apple’s approach of giving away operating systems free to ensure that all of its users are up to date. But its approach to the web browser perhaps shows how core Microsoft software continues to be — if it had killed off Internet Explorer in one fell swoop, it would likely have caused huge problems for massive companies all around the world. ...
Windows 10 to get 'holographic' headset and Cortana image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of January 2015 08:23:01 PM
.... He also demonstrated a new "universal" Photos app that collates and sorts pictures taken with different devices. Mr Belfiore also confirmed reports that the firm's Internet Explorer web browser was being replaced by a new program codenamed Project Spartan. ...
WhatsApp launches desktop messaging option image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of January 2015 08:09:51 PM
. Messaging platform WhatsApp has announced that users can now send messages from their desktop web browsers. ...
'How we earn £300 cashback with just a few clicks' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 15th of January 2015 08:00:50 AM
Ryanair to test streaming movies to tablets and phones image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of January 2015 03:22:08 PM
....United, Delta, Southwest Airlines and Jetstar are among companies that already allow passengers to stream videos to their personal devices via in-flight wi-fi systems on some routes in North America. These can be watched via a web browser using Adobe's Flash plug-in on a laptop or via dedicated apps for iOS and Android devices. ...
'Burglar's shopping list' security flaw fixed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of January 2015 12:02:38 AM
.... . "As readers may be aware, this has affected a large number of the world's web servers and impacted on a number of operating system and web browser combinations. ...
How to turn £1 into £100 in one day image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 20th of October 2014 03:16:31 PM
.... Archie D'Cruz recommends a different tack. "I fired up the web browser and went to my local Kijiji site," he said. ...
Europe gears up to fight back against giant US beasts of the internet image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of September 2014 01:12:12 PM
....Over the course of investigations and legal battles that ran from 1993 to 2013, the commission imposed more than €2bn in fines on Microsoft. There were probes into licensing practices, and orders to unbundle its products, so that European Windows users had a choice of web browsers and media players other than those produced by Microsoft. ...
China investigates Microsoft over Windows browser bundling image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of August 2014 07:30:20 AM
. Microsoft's web browser and media player are being targeted in a Chinese antitrust probe, raising the prospect of a repeat of its long-running battle with the European Union over bundling software with its dominant WIndows operating system. ...
To pre, or not to pre-book tickets  that is the question image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of August 2014 06:00:04 AM
.... Similarly, AXS says it randomly chooses people in its waiting room to go through to the buying process. However, if that's the case, then it's all about getting a good place in the queue, or being chosen first – and you can increase your chances of that happening by using multiple web browsers (Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome etc) and/or several devices (PC, iPad, laptop etc). ...
Jimmy Wales: digital champion of free speech image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of August 2014 11:09:01 PM
....Soon he was married to a steel trader, Christine Rohan (with whom he has a 13-year-old daughter called Kira) and studying coding in his spare time. Inspired by the 1995 initial public offering of Netscape, which had seen the company's value rise to $3bn on its first day of trading, Wales had a go at writing his own web browser. ...
From Google to Amazon: EU goes to war against power of US digital giants image
.... The company controls two of the world's biggest search engines: Google itself and its video site YouTube, which ranks alongside Microsoft's Bing! and China's Baidu. The company's own web browser, Chrome, has overtaken Firefox and Microsoft's Explorer as the most popular browser, its Gmail is the largest email service, and its Android software controls more mobile phones than any other operating system. ...
Microsoft includes XP users in Internet Explorer fix  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of May 2014 01:28:11 AM
....The flaw affected Internet Explorer (IE) versions 6 to 11 and Microsoft said it was aware of "limited, targeted attacks" to exploit it. According to NetMarket Share, the IE versions account for more than 50% of the global web browser market. ...
Don't use Internet Explorer, warns US government image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 28th of April 2014 01:58:31 PM
. The US Department of Homeland Security is advising citizens to use alternatives to Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers have used to launch attacks. ...
Heartbleed Bug: Tech firms urge password reset image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of April 2014 02:34:38 PM
....OpenSSL is a popular cryptographic library used to digitally scramble sensitive data as it passes to and from computer servers so that only the service provider and the intended recipients can make sense of it. If an organisation employs OpenSSL, users see a padlock icon in their web browser - although this can also be triggered by rival products. ...

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