Fake celebrity porn has become a real problem

A growing trend of fake celebrity porn is proliferating online and social media sites are scrambling to censor the content which raises a number of ethical and legal questions. The often pornographic clips are known as deepfakes after the software used to create them. The videos involve superimposing the

Fitness apps aren’t just spying on the military

Soldiers using fitness tracking devices inadvertently revealed the locations of US military bases — including classified ones — and the incident has lessons for anyone with a smartphone. The locations of several US military bases were exposed through data from Strava, a San Francisco-based GPS tracking company, representing a

Lyft probes allegations that employees abused customer data

Lyft is investigating allegations that its employees misused customer information, the U.S. ride-hailing firm said on Thursday. A current or former Lyft employee alleged in an anonymous online post that Lyft employees had tracked rides taken by their romantic partners and pulled information about celebrities such as Facebook CEO

Facebook is trying to make privacy control easier for users

Facebook will unveil new tools to make it easier for users to make choices about their privacy in response to new European privacy laws, according to the company’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg. “We’re rolling out a new privacy center globally that will put the core privacy settings for

Hackers could be spying on your Tinder photos and swipes

Tinder users could easily have their photos hacked because of the app’s encryption failures, according to a new report. Checkmarx, a Tel Aviv-based security firm, found that Tinder’s iOS and Android apps don’t use HTTPS encryption. The lack of which, it called “disturbing.” HTTPS is used by most websites and

Twitter swears it’s not reading your private messages

Twitter has denied claims that it regularly reads private messages sent on the popular social network. The tech giant spoke out after a recent report showed footage of alleged Twitter employees talking about how they often browse personal direct messages, or “DMs.” In the clip, one supposed staffer who had

Why so many women are suddenly leaving OKCupid

OKCupid wants people to get real about finding love. The dating website announced it will no longer allow playful and wacky usernames like “AFunnySassyGirl,” “Superlonelyman” or “DoritoprincessXo” to be used on its site, instead requiring subscribers to use real names. “Ahead of the new year, we’re removing OKCupid usernames. It’s

‘Free’ Starbucks wi-fi caught mining for Bitcoin

Did you know that when you’re logging into the wi-fi at Starbucks, you could have code installed on your laptop that is used to mine for Bitcoin? This is what recently happened to one man who stumbled across the code after joining the store’s wi-fi. The complaint was addressed by

“Free’ Starbucks wi-fi caught mining for Bitcoin

Did you know that when you’re logging into the wi-fi at Starbucks, you could have code installed on your laptop that is used to mine for Bitcoin? This is what recently happened to one man who stumbled across the code after joining the store’s wi-fi. The complaint was addressed by

Google Chrome’s incognito mode isn’t really incognito after all

Think you can get away with looking at saucy stuff online using Incognito Mode at work? Think again. A Google developer has revealed that bosses can still keep tabs on employees’ web use on work devices — even if they use the more covert browser. Darin Fisher, who helped create

Sweat could soon unlock your phone

Sweat is so unique, it could one day be used to access smartphones in the same way we use a fingerprint or our faces. Amino acids in our “sweat print” could be used to identify someone wearing a mobile or wearable device, researchers have claimed. It could prove to be

Sweat could soon unlock your phone

Sweat is so unique, it could one day be used to access smartphones in the same way we use a fingerprint or our faces. Amino acids in our “sweat print” could be used to identify someone wearing a mobile or wearable device, researchers have claimed. It could prove to be

High-tech sex toy maker admits to secretly recording users

Sex toy fans who purchased a vibrator were horrified to discover their intimate sessions were secretly recorded on an app that comes with the toy. Lovense, the Hong Kong company behind the vibrator, reported a “minor software bug” after users discovered its remote-controlled vibrator app recorded sound files and

World’s most popular porn site will soon know exactly who you are

New laws in the UK that will force viewers to verify their age before watching porn online could put them at risk of blackmail, open rights campaigners and pornographers have warned. By the end of next year, the UK government wants to make sure that everybody watching porn online

How Christmas tree lights could screw up your Wi-Fi

Christmas is almost upon us and you might be thinking about dragging your decorations down from the attic. But when deciding where to put your lights, make sure they don’t go anywhere near your Wi-Fi router. Routers placed by Christmas tree lights might be affected by signal interference, according to

Stalkers are using “commercial spyware’ to track their victims

Creepy smartphone apps which can trace your every move and access your camera and microphone are being used by stalkers. Police use “commercial spyware” to track down crooks, suspicious lovers can use it to track wandering partners, and parents can use it to keep an eye on their children. But, the

Facebook accused of outing porn stars and sex workers

Facebook has been slammed for allegedly exposing the true names of sex workers and porn stars. People who are paid to have sex have claimed that the social network’s “People You May Know” function has accidentally exposed their name or other private details. This system shows users pictures of people they may

Hackers can now get into any Wi-Fi connection in the world

Equifax and Yahoo disclosed major security breaches recently, which are quite scary, especially the former. But security researchers are about to unveil to explain how hackers could hack any existing Wi-Fi connection and spy on all of your data. The encrypted WPA2 protocol was just breached, putting at risk everyone who

iPhone X’s unique new feature is actually Apple’s plan B

No matter how well Face ID works when the iPhone X launches in November, there are going to be plenty of Apple fans who will continue to question the company’s decision to abandon Touch ID so quickly. Unfortunately, we’ll probably never have a definitive explanation as to why Apple decided to

Equifax has been accidentally sending hack victims to phishing sites

If you’re feeling lost and confused following news of Equifax’s recent data breach, don’t worry: not even Equifax’s own customer service knows what’s going on. Twitter customer service agents have been redirecting customers to a fake phishing site, not run by Equifax and with zero relation to the company. Agents are

Your cellphone porn habit isn’t as secret as you think

Porn lovers who visit X-rated websites on their mobile phones could soon have their filthy secrets exposed to the world. Adult websites are much more likely to expose your viewing habits if they’re accessed on a cell, smut-lovers have been warned. Tech firm Wandera issued this warning: “Watching mobile porn on your

Hacked celebrity nude website survives because of its secrecy

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are the most recent victims of a private photo leak to threaten legal action. However countless celebrities have fallen victim to their most private moments being made public and lately one website seems to be doing a lot of the sharing: Celeb Jihad. “Websites like Celebjihad.com

Control exactly how much Google knows about you

Google is storing a terrifyingly detailed record of your web browsing habits and day-to-day life. But did you know there’s a way to view all the little secrets it knows about you and delete the bits that you want to banish forever? You can tweak your settings to get more control over

Apple to make it impossible for cops to unlock your phone

The rollout of iOS 11 is fast approaching, and with the beta version of the new update already in the hands of many testers, we were bound to discover things that Apple had kept secret. One of those things happens to be an absolutely incredible privacy feature that lets you

Disney is spying on your kids through gaming apps: suit

Disney doesn’t need to create a villain for their latest story. A class-action lawsuit claims the Walt Disney Company has been collecting and sharing personal data from children without parental consent, according to a report in The Verge. More On: disney ESPN is dragging down Disney's stock Disney ditches Netflix deal to launch its own

Getting blocked by a celeb on social media is now a badge of honor

Model Chrissy Teigen’s most popular tweet this month isn’t a snapshot of her daughter or a video of her musician husband John Legend serenading her. It’s a photo of President Donald Trump’s account. On Tuesday, the television personality tweeted out a screenshot showing that she had been blocked from viewing Trump’s

Cyber criminals use fake profiles as “honey pot’ traps to lure men

Mia Ash is young, attractive and popular, with hundreds of social media connections. She shares your favorite hobbies, so when she adds you, you’re flattered and a little bit excited. After exchanging messages on LinkedIn, you’re happy to continue the conversation on Facebook and WhatsApp. There’s just one problem: Mia Ash does not

Hackers are threatening to make private photos public unless you pay

Smartphone owners have been warned about a scary new piece of “ransomware” designed to send victims’ private photographs to all the contacts in their address book. The tech security firm McAfee has sounded the alarm over a new type of virus called LeakerLocker. This creepy ransomware is capable of locking down someone’s

Russian porn fans are totally screwed

The largest porn site in the world will require Russian smut connoisseurs to sign in using their passport. Pornhub will require Russian users to sign in using social media accounts which are linked to their mobile numbers and official ID. The site was blocked in Russia last year over fears it was

Tumblr releases info of users who shared revenge porn

Tumblr has released account information for close to 300 anonymous users to a revenge porn victim in what online privacy advocates say is a major violation of the First Amendment. The 27-year-old New York victim, who first learned that an unauthorized video of her having sex with a boyfriend when she