EU Cuts Mobile Roaming Fees by More than Half
Jul09

EU Cuts Mobile Roaming Fees by More than Half

The European Commission on Tuesday ruled to slash fees for surfing the Internet on mobile devices while travelling within the 28-nation EU bloc by a massive 55 percent, announcing the cut just in time for the summer holidays. With immediate effect, the new price cap for one megabyte of data will be lowered to 20 euro cents from 45 euro cents, while the cost of phone calls and text messaging services across national borders will...

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Ebay Users Urged to Change Passwords Following Hack
May22

Ebay Users Urged to Change Passwords Following Hack

The site says the move is “a precautionary measure” and the breach has not resulted in any unauthorised activity for its users. Ebay has asked its users to change their passwords following a cyberattack that compromised the site’s database. The database, which was compromised between late February and early March, involved hackers infiltrating the database by accessing the log-in details of eBay employees. The...

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Google EU Ruling: Prisoners Seek to Eradicate their Past
May18

Google EU Ruling: Prisoners Seek to Eradicate their Past

Hundreds of people have asked for details of their lives to be removed from Google and other search engines after the ruling. “Serious questions” must be asked about a European Union ruling that search engines should remove links to information about individuals, the Justice Secretary said. Last week’s judgement means details that are irrelevant or incorrect – and prejudicial to a person – should be...

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Snapchat Photographs don’t “Disappear forever”
May10

Snapchat Photographs don’t “Disappear forever”

The app that once said photographs would “disappear forever” after being sent is accused of deceiving its users. Popular photo-sharing app Snapchat has settled a case with the US government in which it was accused of “deceiving users” by claiming images sent to contacts would later “disappear forever”. As a result, the firm is entering into a 20-year privacy programme, monitored by an independent...

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Twitter Stocks down 12% following $132m Loss
Apr30

Twitter Stocks down 12% following $132m Loss

Twitter shares continue their rollercoaster ride on the NYSE as its latest results disappoint shareholders on several levels. Twitter shares fell 12% on opening in New York on Wednesday after the social network’s latest results disappointed investors. Shareholders were looking for stronger user growth than the company reported in its first quarter statement following the market close on Tuesday. Twitter, which went public on the...

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Should You Get Paid to Like a Facebook Post?
Apr08

Should You Get Paid to Like a Facebook Post?

Should you get paid to like a Facebook post? Or to Instagram your lunch? Data Republic, a Dutch start-up which went live on Monday, thinks you should. Mark Vreijling, one of the company’s co-founders, is upset at “the general notion that companies are building data profiles that are out of control for the people involved,” he told Sky News. “We would like to turn this around by putting the people back in charge...

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