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Facebook is testing a new feature in its chat function that allows users to send messages that will disappear after an hour. Currently being tested in select regions, the feature allows users to click an hourglass icon at the top-right corner of the message window. When the icon is tapped, the following messages the user sends will disappear an hour later. 

As the holidays are around the corner and Black Friday sales start earlier every year, we want to keep our users safe and secure by providing the following online shopping tips: 

Is Everything Up-To-Date?

Before you start your online shopping, ensure that your preferred web browser is up-to-date. Most browsers list update information in the Help or About sections of their main menu and updates are a critical component of avoiding the latest security and privacy threats.

As high profile data breaches dominate the news, the hidden economy driving these crimes is rarely discussed. Stolen personal data is the focal point of an online marketplace susceptible to the same influences as other economies, including price fluctuations based on supply and demand, differing price tiers based on quality and specialty suppliers.