Thieves can use web bots to guess your Visa card details

If you've punched in credit card details while shopping online, you've probably wondered how secure those digits are. According to Newcastle University, the answer is: not very. Its researchers have discovered that thieves are using web bots to gue…

Google Play adds 4K movies to its catalog

When we reviewed the Chromecast Ultra, one of our biggest gripes was the dearth of 4K content to justify it — not even Google's own movie store had material to watch. The company is fixing that glaring omission, though. As of now, Google Play Movies…

Firefox Focus brings easy private browsing to your iPhone

Many modern smartphone web browsers have private modes. They're rarely turned on by default, however, and you may have to wade through settings just to make sure you're a ghost online. Mozilla wants to try something different: it's launching a browse…

Browser add-on caught selling identifiable web histories

When you include the word "trust" in your internet company's name, you're under more pressure than most to respect the privacy of your customers… and one firm is learning that lesson the hard way. Web of Trust Services' browser add-on has left the…

Google tries basing its search index around mobile websites

Google isn't just splitting its search indexes into desktop and mobile versions… it could start prioritizing mobile, too. The internet firm has started experimenting with a "mobile-first" index that primarily ranks sites based on their phone-friend…

Netflix taunts ad blocking crowd with ‘Black Mirror’ ads

You might not like that companies are trying to either discourage ad blocking or serve ads regardless, but at least they're getting creative about it. Netflix is promoting its bleak drama Black Mirror by serving special ads just to people spotted usi…

Giphy’s GIF service has over 100 million users every day

It won't shock you to hear that GIF hosts like Giphy and Gfycat are thriving in an era where there's a new meme every minute. But just how well are they doing? Supremely well, according to Giphy. It just posted its first "State of the GIF" report,…