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HP laptops found to have hidden keylogger

The BBC is reporting that a security researcher has discovered hidden software that can record every letter and keystroke made on over 460 different models of HP laptops dating back to 2012, [...] Read more

HP stealthily installs new spyware on customer computers

Computerworld is reporting a story about how HP has been caught secretly installing spyware on computers of its customers, without warning or asking permission. HP is calling its spyware "Touchpoint [...] Read more

Deadline for free Win10 upgrade approaches

Are you still on Windows 7, 8 or 8.1? Do you intend on using your computer past January 14, 2020? If so, this news applies to you: the last remaining loophole that one could use to get a free upgrade [...] Read more

Why We Must Fight for the Right to Repair Our Electronics

A great article from The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest association of technical professionals, about the ongoing fight for "right to repair" [...] Read more

Facebook Messenger Spam Leads to malware infections

Please be aware of a current malware/spam campaign that is spreading via Facebook Messenger. You receive a message, usually from someone you know, with a bit.ly or t.cn shortlink to what you are lead [...] Read more

Microsoft Surface Laptops and Tablets Not Recommended by Consumer Reports

Recently Consumer Reports removed its "recommended" status for Microsoft Surface laptops and tablets, and is no longer advising their purchase. This is due to their poor reliability and higher levels [...] Read more

Macs are not immune to malware

Something I get asked a lot is, "Mac computers are immune to viruses/malware, right?" This is actually not the case. I'm not sure I'd ever say it really was, although for a long time the reality was [...] Read more

The demise of Net Neutrality

In a blog post titled "One Step Closer to a Closed Internet", Denelle Dixon-Thayer (Chief Legal and Business Officer at Mozilla) discusses the unfortunate turn of events regarding Net Neutrality and [...] Read more

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