Author Archive | Alex Lloyd

Everything you need to know about Fauxpersky

Everything you need to know about Fauxpersky

AutoHotkey is a free, open-source custom scripting language for Microsoft Windows that was developed by Chris Mallett and Steve Gray in 2003. It’s aimed at allowing users to write scripts for custom keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys) that automate various tasks on any Windows application. Due to the ease with which users can manipulate Windows programs with AutoHotkey, […]

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data breach saks fifth avenue

Shop at Saks Fifth Avenue? Your credit card info may have been hacked

Earlier this month, cybersecurity firm Gemini Advisory reported that a group called Fin7 (aka Jokerstash) had hacked a number of high-end retail stores. The group was now planning to sell the information from five million credit and debit cards on the dark web. The stores in question were Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor. According […]

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Telegram blocked Russia

Russian court votes to block Telegram: “Privacy is not for sale,” says founder

Russian users of Telegram are about to find the popular messaging app has been blocked. A Moscow court today granted the block—which will go into effect immediately—due to the company’s unwillingness to hand over encryption keys. These encryption keys were requested by Russian authorities so they can access user data for counterterrorism purposes. Telegram allows […]

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Unblock Fortnite at school

How to unblock Fortnite at school

Fortnite: Battle Royale, the viral game loved by millions around the world, has recently started being blocked at schools and colleges. Why? Because people are spending more time playing than they are listening to their teachers. If your school, college, or even your office is blocking Fortnite—or any other game or social network—we have a […]

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smart home spying

How to stop your smart home devices from spying on you

The advent of smart home devices has made our life at home far more convenient. From remotely controlling various appliances with our smartphone to increasing energy efficiency to automatic door locks, the advantages of having a smart home are endless. However, this convenience can come at the expense of your privacy. Just like anything connected […]

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Geo TV blocked

With Geo TV blocked, Pakistanis’ rights are under attack

Pakistan’s popular Geo TV network is blocked in over 80% of the country, allegedly for criticizing the country’s military for their imposed authority over civilian institutions. This appears to be another case of the government abusing its power in determining what content its citizens may consume, as well as sending a warning to other media […]

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Facebook survey

AnchorFree survey: People will change the way they use Facebook after scandal

The Cambridge Analytica data scandal—where more than 50 million Facebook users unwittingly had their personal data exposed—has blanketed our news feeds and thrust online privacy concerns into the forefront. In response to the outcry, we queried 892 of our U.S.-based Hotspot Shield users about their current attitudes towards Facebook and data privacy and found that […]

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Brexit Netflix

Thanks to Brexit, UK citizens won’t be able to access their Netflix content abroad

Beginning Sunday, EU residents will be able to access their local streaming content—Netflix, Amazon Video, etc.—even when crossing the border into another European country. Thanks to Brexit, however, UK citizens may miss out. Today, when you travel from England to France your streaming sites, such as Netflix, will switch from your native English language and […]

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Facebook privacy

Here’s how Facebook is spying on you, and what you can do to stop it

Facebook is in a world of trouble. What with lax policies that have compromised over 50 million Facebook users’ data and enabled Russians to influence the presidential election—not to mention the strategic partnerships it has in place to spy on your online activities—it’s little wonder the company’s stock tumbled by almost $50 billion this past […]

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