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NSA linked to spyware in new computers

NSA linked to spyware in new computers

It was recently reported that the NSA has discovered a way of hiding spyware inside the hard drives of all new consumer computers. The software allows NSA to have instant access and eavesdrop on all activities that are taking place on the computer at any given time. This development of spyware was confirmed by Russian cyber security company, Kaspersky Lab,[Read More...]

Queen Elizabeth School has come under fire for installing cameras in the girl's toilets

Cameras installed in school toilets

Parents have reacted with anger after it was found that CCTV cameras were installed in toilets at a school in Wales. The equipment has been placed in public areas across Queen Elizabeth High School in a bid to deter vandalism and bullying. Parents took to social media to highlight their disgust with the policy. One parent, Guy Smith, said: “Obviously[Read More...]

Samsung warns users TV may record conversations

Samsung warns users TV may record conversations

Samsung has warned its customers not to discuss personal information in front of their TV set, it has been revealed. It said that its modern televisions are recording the conversations of its users and could transmit the messages to “third parties”. Many of the latest sets have microphones so viewers can change channel, turn on a DVD or browse the[Read More...]

The DWP under the leadership of Iain Duncan Smith will share the private details of benefits claimants with anyone who wants to gain access to the records

Govt outline plans to share health records of benefit claimants

The government has outlined plans to sell the details of every single man and woman on welfare, it has been revealed. This information would include health records and IT literacy and debts. Under the plans, landlords, charities, the government and third party organisations would receive access to those records. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said that those who[Read More...]

Facebook conducts secret experiment on users

Facebook conducts secret experiment on users

Facebook has become embroiled in another privacy scandal after it went public about a weird experiment it conducted on its users. Without seeking permission, it revealed that it manipulated the content seen by more than 600,000 users to see how it would affect their emotional state. It published a paper entitled “Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks,”[Read More...]