Private Browsing Mode Confuses Users

Many web users overestimate exactly how private a “private browsing mode” really is according to new research. That’s partly because of confusion in the way browser developers name and explain the modes, which also include “incognito.” Researchers at the University of Chicago and Leibniz University in Hannover ran a study with 460 participants. Each was […]

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Taking Website Data With You Could Get Easier

Four web giants have signed up to a project to make it easier to transfer data between different online services. Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter are all working on the Data Transfer Project. The project has been described as making it easier to leave a service, though it’s more about moving the data itself. It […]

Windows To Better Support Leap Seconds

Windows 10’s next major update will add support for leap seconds. It’s designed to make the system compatible with some regulatory requirements The leap second is necessary because of the way we keep track of time. Almost all timekeeping, including computer operations and the internet, is based on Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). That’s an atomic […]

Instagram Confusion Reveals Home Truths

Users of Instagram’s new “ask a question” feature have been surprised to discover it’s not quite as anonymous as they thought, leading to some embarrassing situations. The feature, which openly invites users to ask a question (rather than just having them type it as a comment) is the latest attempt to keep existing users active […]

Free eBooks: The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook – 2nd Edition eBook

For today’s free ebooks, we have a kit which includes 4 resources: The Essentials of Information Security brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Information Security related decisions. -PC Security Handbook – 2nd Edition -Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery -To SIEM or not to SIEM -How to […]

FREE eBook: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies ($16 Value)

Need a PC problem fixed in a pinch? Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies offers 5 books in 1 and takes the pain out of wading through those incomprehensible manuals, or waiting for a high-priced geek to show up days or weeks after you need them. A value of $16 now free for […]

Europe’s Politicians ‘Save The Meme’ by Rejecting Changes to Copyright Law

European politicians have rejected changes to copyright law that would have put more responsibility on sites like YouTube to vet piracy. Critics of the proposals said it could have restricted ‘fair use’ such as remixes and memes. Had the ‘Copyright Directive’ completed the European Union’s legislative process, 28 European countries would have been required to […]

Chrome Extension Installations Get More Secure

Google is changing the way users can install Chrome extensions. You’ll now only be able to do so by visiting the Chrome Web Store itself. Sites will no longer be able to have a one-click button that directly installs the extension, known as an inline installation. Instead such buttons will have to lead to the […]