Enable Ghost Mode in Snapchat NOW if you want to keep your location private

Hands up. I admit it. I’m not really of the Snapchat generation. Somehow or another I manage to make my way through daily life without feeling the need to chat with online friends through the incredibly popular (apart from in my house) smartphone app. Frankly, I’m worried – rightly or wrongly – that there might … More Enable Ghost Mode in Snapchat NOW if you want to keep your location private

Tech giants ‘to boost encryption services’

Some of the most prominent names in tech are pursuing the development of much tougher encryption technologies, it has been revealed. According to the Guardian, Google, Facebook and Snapchat are reportedly bolstering their respective encryption services, which they have been doing for some time now. The newspaper said that these security initiatives preempt the latest … More Tech giants ‘to boost encryption services’

Snapchat staff payroll data leaked in phishing scam

Snapchat has said that it is “impossibly sorry” after a data leak exposed payroll information for some of its current and former employees, reports the Guardian. The company was the victim of a common phishing scam, centered around an email that purported to have been sent by Snapchat’s chief executive Evan Spiegel. The email asked staff to share … More Snapchat staff payroll data leaked in phishing scam

7 out of 10 Irish youths shared photos that would embarrass them if made public

February 10th is Safer Internet Day, promoting online safety, particularly to young people. ESET Ireland has just completed its latest Irish online security survey which showed worrying results among Irish youth. Last year news headlines were full of stories of celebrities online accounts hacked and various private pictures including those of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Rihanna, Arianna Grande … More 7 out of 10 Irish youths shared photos that would embarrass them if made public