Microsoft has partnered with NewsGuard to fight against fake news. NewsGuard is a browser extension which rates the trustworthiness of news and information sites. And the mobile version of Edge for Android and iOS now comes with NewsGuard built-in. NewsGuard Ranks Sites on Trustworthiness The aptly named NewsGuard is a browser extension which provides write-ups

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WhatsApp is limiting the number of times you can forward a message onto other people. Messages could previously be sent to 20 people or groups, but forwarding is now being limited to five. This is an effort to fight fake news and the spread of misinformation. WhatsApp is regularly used to spread rumors. In some

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We’ve argued before that online anonymity is important. And as the notion of privacy gets trampled on with each passing year, online privacy only becomes more important. You’d be surprised by what someone can do with just your IP address. Which is why many people use fake IP addresses. To be clear, “fake IP address”

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What can you do if someone is using your personal email address? If your family and friends get suspicious mails from your address, you might think you’ve been hacked. Similarly, if you get spam from someone you know, has their system been compromised? This is a process called email spoofing. It’s surprisingly simple to do

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You’ve received a call claiming to be from your Internet Service Provider (ISP). The operator claims that your modem is about to expire or that someone has been using your internet connection. They’re going to help you “fix” this, but at some point, they’re either going to ask for money, for remote access to your

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WhatsApp is taking the first step in trying to combat misinformation being spread via its platform. With over 1 billion people now using WhatsApp it has become the default option for spreading rumors to lots of people both quickly and efficiently. This Message Has Been Forwarded to You WhatsApp will now add a small “Forwarded”

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