These countries are the most vulnerable to cybercrime

New research from NordVPN has revealed that residents of developed countries are more likely to become victims of cybercrime. To compile its new Cyber Risk Index, the VPN provider partnered with the business data provider Statista. Statista was responsible for collecting the socioeconomic, digital, cyber and crime data from the 50 countries that make up the index while NordVPN analyzed the data’s positive and negative impact on cyber risk. The index shows that Iceland, Sweden, the UAE, Norway and the US are the countries with the highest cyber risk while India, Nigeria, Iraq, Indonesia and South Africa are the countries with the lowest cyber risk. Cybercrime cost victims billions last… Read More

Continue Reading

Facebook begins placing labels on posts by ‘state-controlled media’

Starting today, Facebook will label posts by state-controlled media on the social network. The company first announced the move in October, part of larger efforts to fight disinformation during elections. In a post announcing the update, Facebook said: We’re providing greater transparency into these publishers because they combine the influence of a media organization with the strategic backing of a state, and we believe people should know if the news they read is coming from a publication that may be under the influence of a government. Facebook also said it would begin labelling ads by such outlets. They “rarely advertise… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

Continue Reading

This new laptop has the world’s largest battery

Apple might claim its MacBook Pro 16 has a battery capacity of 100Whr, but the small print reveals the actual capacity is 99.8Whr. This small discrepancy opened the door for Taiwanese manufacturer MSI to claim the crown of laptop with the largest battery; its new Creator 15 mobile workstation bests the Macbook Pro by one-tenth of a Whr. While MSI’s record could be matched by a future device, it’s unlikely to be toppled from the number one spot, because 100Whr is the maximum capacity allowed by airlines due to restrictions on Lithium Ion batteries in checked luggage (but not carry on). Here’s our list of the best business laptops availableWe’ve… Read More

Continue Reading

Pardon the Intrusion #19: Paying for Privacy

Subscribe to this bi-weekly newsletter here! Welcome to the latest edition of Pardon The Intrusion, TNW’s bi-weekly newsletter in which we explore the wild world of security. COVID-19 accelerated the use of Zoom for video calling. But so did the security problems and revelations that it didn’t actually support end-to-end encryption (E2EE), misleading users about the security of the platform. In the aftermath, it promised to invest in E2EE on its platform, and acquired encrypted chat service Keybase in an attempt to secure its communications. All seemed well until yesterday: Zoom confirmed that it plans to offer stronger encryption features… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

Continue Reading

Mubadala to invest $1.2 billion in India’s Reliance Jio Platforms

Abu Dhabi-based sovereign firm Mubadala has become the latest investor in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Platforms, joining five American firms including Facebook and Silver Lake that have secured stakes in India’s biggest telecom operator at the height of a once-in-a-century global pandemic. Mubadala said it had agreed to invest $1.2 billion in Reliance Jio Platforms for a 1.85% stake in the firm. The deal valued the Indian telecom operator, which launched in the second half of 2016, at $65 billion. A subsidiary of Reliance Industries, the most valued firm in India whose core businesses are in oil refining and petrochemicals, Reliance Jio Platforms has raised $11.5 billion in the last… Read More

Continue Reading