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Google started logging people into Chrome without their consent

A security expert has discovered that Google had quietly made important changes to Chrome's login requirements. Matthew Green spotted that Google was logging users into Chrome without their knowledge.

Mozilla buys online bookmarking app Pocket

Mozilla has announced it has acquired popular bookmarking service Pocket. The 10-year-old app is one of the original read-it-later browser extension services, letting you store interesting content from across the web into customisable reading lists.

New crowdfunded device lets you protect your children online

A new device launching in the U.K. today aims to tackle children's online safety by giving parents full control over how the internet is used. iKydz, funded on Kickstarter, creates a special Wi-Fi network for children that limits how they use the web.

Google goes to war against fake download buttons

A common trick used by advertisers and scammers is to design fake software download buttons to display alongside websites with legitimate links. Google has announced it will start to protect users against these deceptive buttons with a Chrome update.

Can Groupon UK pull off its new revamp to inspire more browsing?

Earlier this week, on Tuesday, deal finder website Groupon relaunched its UK service so that it can reinvent itself as an "online marketplace," indirectly competing with eBay. But the question remains: can its new mission of attracting more users work?

Half of Americans have changed browsing habits due to NSA spying

It would appear as though leaks by the US whistle-blower Edward Snowden last year about how the NSA snooped on the browsing habits of hundreds of thousands of Americans has actually caused people to take notice and be actively more secure online.

UK Privacy Advocates Oppose A New Ad Agency Which Uses Browser Cookie Data

A new UK advertising service called Phorm has created controversy over internet privacy because it plans to roll out highly targeted ads based on users´ surfing habits. It has deals in place with three large UK internet service providers (ISPs).
 

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