Fewer Than One-Third of Consumers Use a VPN

Understand the value of a virtual private network (VPN) but still don’t use one? You’re not alone. In a recent PCMag survey of 3,000 US consumers conducted between September 23 and 26, more than half of respondents (52 percent) said they do or would need a VPN for security purposes. Yet 48 percent said they […]

Instagram Tests Sharing Your Location With Facebook

Instagram has been spotted testing a new privacy setting that would allow it to share your location history with its parent company, Facebook. According to TechCrunch, your exact GPS coordinates would be collected by Instagram (even when you’re not actively using the app) and used by Facebook to target you with adverts. The geo-tagged data […]

Report: Developers Preparing for PSN Username Changes

Those of us with embarrassing PlayStation Network usernames won’t have to live with them for much longer, as Sony developers say they’re planning for a name change option to finally be offered. Speaking to Kotaku anonymously, three people at three different game studios confirmed they’ve been “fixing bugs, tweaking settings, and ensuring that their games […]

Nintendo Patents Game Boy Case for Smartphones

The success of the NES Classic and SNES Classic pretty much guarantees Nintendo will release an N64 Classic and maybe even a GameCube Classic. But launching a Game Boy Classic handheld would surely set new sales records in this category. Unfortunately, it looks as though Nintendo may have other plans for its original portable gaming […]

Russian military group behind wave of global cyberattacks: UK

The Russians recently launched a new wave of “reckless and indiscriminate cyberattacks” against businesses, governments, media outlets and sports bodies across the globe, according to British officials. Hackers from the military intelligence group GRU are said to be behind the online campaign, which spans several years and includes the hacking of the 2016 Democratic National […]

eBay Accuses Amazon of Trying to Steal Sellers

This week, Amazon received a cease-and-desist letter from eBay. It accuses the company of breaking California’s Comprehensive Computer Data Access and Fraud Act by using eBay’s messaging system to try and poach sellers. “We have uncovered an unlawful and troubling scheme on the part of Amazon to solicit eBay sellers to move to Amazon’s platform,” […]

Twitter App Gets Data Saver Option

Not all of us enjoy access to unlimited data plans and are well aware of the high costs involved when exceeding your monthly data allowance. It can make using certain app a little risky when near your limit, and Twitter certainly counts as one of them. The messaging-focused social network has become increasingly media rich […]