Internet safety

Beware the smart toaster: 18 tips for surviving the surveillance age

We’ve come a long way since the web was just a fun place to share cat gifs – now it’s a place mostly dedicated to finding and selling your personal info. Here’s what you need to know in this new era

Facebook and Google were conned out of $100m in phishing scheme

Not even two of the biggest US technology firms are safe from fraud, as the social network and the search company named as victims of sophisticated attack

What is Kik and should your child be using it?

Company claims as many as 40% of US teens are on the chat app – but after a series of scares, online safety groups urge caution

I read all the small print on the internet and it made me want to die

Alex Hern decided not to do anything for a week – unless he’d read all the terms and conditions first. Seven days and 146,000 words later, what did he learn?