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Spam Email Operator Leaked Its Database A faulty backup forced one of the largest spam operations ever to expose its database of 1.37bn email addresses and personal information such as real names, IP addresses and physical addresses. However, How to Stop Government Agencies from Tracking Your Torrenting The proposed “three strikes” anti-piracy code for Australian internet service providers (ISPs) can be activated soon. Under the Copyright Notice Scheme code (PDF), residential Internet users that are found pirating content will be subject to a series of "escalating" warning notices from rights holders, sent via ISPs. The notices will warn users that they are infringing copyright, and that they will face legal action if they get three strikes recorded against their IP address -- that is, if they receive an Education, Warning and Final notice -- within a 12 month period. If a user gets three warning letters, or "strikes", in a 12-month period, ISPs will help copyright owners identify them for potential legal action after a hearing in a prescribed court. Up to 200,000 notices can be processed and sent each year. An industry code can be actiated in the middle of 2017 WhatsApp Introduced 2-Step Verification WhatsApp has implemented a new two-step verification process in order to boost security for users. The feature is optional and is meant to considerably increase the hurdles for a third-party when breaking into your account How To Download Torrents Anonymously? Proxy, Tor or VPN? Added: Saturday, February 4th, 2017
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BitTorrent and anonymity are not the same. If you really want to keep your activity private, your best way involves routing your BitTorrent connection through an external services – anonymous proxy, Tor or VPN. Android VPN Apps Lack Security Security researchers have warned over the lack of security in many VPN apps offered by Google Play – more than a third of the tested apps had built-in malware, and 2/3 featured at least one third-party tracking library. Automatic Biometric Recognition at the Airport Raises Concerns Some experts believe that a plan to rely on biometric recognition in order to automate Australian airport border processing can raise privacy and ethical concerns over data security, while others think that it won’t be more concerning than current border control regimes. According to the plan, 90% China to Crack Down on VPNs The country has launched a crackdown on the use of VPNs, which would effectively make it harder for the Internet users to circumvent its famous Great Firewall. The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has just officially announced a “cleanup” of Internet access services. The measures include making it illegal to operate a VPN service in China without government approval. What's a Best VPN for Torrenting in 2017? The Big VPN Comparison Chart When it comes to choosing a Virtual Private Network or VPN as it is commonly known, many users find it hard to determine which one is best for them. To help solve your problems, a reddit user ThatOnePrivacyGuy created a VPN comparison spreadsheet of 125 large VPN providers on the web. This VPN comparison is also published on Lifehacker, PC Tech Magazine, Gizmodo and other websites WhatsApp’s Encrypted Messages Are not That Safe Security researchers revealed a security backdoor within WhatsApp messaging service, which can be used to snoop on encrypted dialogs. WhatsApp’s parent company, Facebook, claims that nobody can intercept these messages, not even the company and its staff. However, according to recent research, Browsers and Add-ons May Leak Your Personal Details It turned out that a number of web browsers, including Google’s Chrome, Apple’s Safari, Opera, as well as browser plugins and utilities like LastPass can leak your private information through hidden text boxes due to autofill feature, which might be inadvertently giving away your data to phishers.
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