What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is essentially a digital currency – a form of money stored in an owner's online “virtual wallet”, free from the control of governments or central banks.
Bitcoin was released in 2009 by someone going by the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto, who wanted a virtual currency that was unrestrained by regulation, he subsequently […]
Content delivery networks (CDNs) work to accelerate almost any website by caching its files in servers around the world. Whether your visitors come from Europe, North America, Asia or anywhere else, content is automatically served from the nearest location for the fastest possible speeds.
If you're new to the technology then it might seem intimidating, […]
The UK government is clamping down on cryptocurrency, imposing regulation on the likes of Bitcoin in light of its potential use in terms of money laundering, and indeed tax evasion.
Platforms which trade in virtual currencies will be required to report suspicious (presumably higher-volume) transactions to the authorities, so the validity of these can then […]
The next time something fishy is going on with your Facebook account, don't be surprised if you get a message from the gargantuan social media company asking to verify your identity with a selfie.
Facebook has been using the selfie verification feature to test for suspicious activity for the better part of a year now, […]
Black Friday is one of the biggest technology sales events of the year, it may technically be over now but many of the best deals are still available so it's still well worth having a look through our list of the best remaining offers.
In the last couple of years, the influence of Black Friday […]
BT has announced its Black Friday internet offers, and they're fantastic. Sign up to BT broadband by midnight on Cyber Monday (November 27) and get a hefty Reward Card (worth up to £125), free activation and access to free BT Sport (via the app) for the duration of the 18-month contract. Lovely jubbly!
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Do you use Huddle? The well-known collaboration and project management software suffered from an extremely worrying security hole, according to the BBC – although the issue has now been fixed, you’ll doubtless be pleased to hear.
As the Beeb reports, one of its journalists was using the software and found themselves signed in to a […]
Ofcom has announced a new scheme whereby landline and broadband customers in the UK will receive automatic compensation from their ISP in the event of delayed repairs or missed appointments.
Following a consultation on the matter, the watchdog has announced that BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin Media and Zen Internet have agreed to pay their users […]
Two years ago Twitter started letting its users create polls for just about everything, making it easier for them to learn whether their followers prefer Westworld or Stranger Things, or decide whether they should have beef bourguignon or Cinnamon Toast Crunch for dinner. And now, at last, Facebook is getting in on the polling […]
We can't imagine that TalkTalk internet is the name that first pops into your head when you start researching a new broadband deal for your home. But since breaking away from Carphone Warehouse more than five years ago and into broadband, it has become one of the very cheapest internet providers on the market.
How can we secure connected devices? Or rather, how can we secure a trillion connected devices?
That may sound like a stupidly large number – more in the realm of science fiction than reality – but that’s the vision of ARM chief executive Masayoshi Son. However, protecting such a vast volume of devices could obviously […]
Amazingly cheap fibre broadband deals have been a bit few and far between over the last few weeks – we're guessing that most internet providers are keeping their powder dry until Black Friday before launching a full-on offers assault.
This new fibre broadband deal from BT-owned Plusnet changes all that. For the next few days, […]
Vodafone India has announced another interesting plan with 4G data and unlimited voice calls. Ever since Reliance Jio’s entry into the Indian telecom sector, the incumbent operators have been battling with their new recharge plans to compete against Jio’s attractive plans.
Under this new plan, Vodafone is offering 90GB 4G data and unlimited local and […]
Surfers who have been visiting PornHub could have been hit by a major ‘malvertising’ campaign which has been underway for over a year now.
The malvertising strain in question is Kovter, and this is malware which fraudulently generates money by clicking on ads stealthily in the background, with the browser user unaware that anything is […]