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Adele’s new album is setting sales records and her fans have rushed to buy concert tickets for her upcoming tour, crashing some concert ticket websites due to the volume of network traffic. The influx of fans has crashed some of the ticket websites but more importantly, a number of Adele fans were able to view other people’s personal details when attempting to buy concert tickets online. 

Is Is your computer stuffed? Are there junk files gobbling up space on your hard drive? As the holiday season is fast approaching, you’ll need more space on your PC for pictures, videos, and holiday music. Here are three simple methods to clear out disk space on your computer: 

First Step: Uninstall Junk Programs

Pearson VUE, a third-party provider of certification credential management, has disclosed that their Credential Manager System was recently infected by malware and experienced a data breach. The certification tracking platform, used by organizations such as Cisco, F5, and other technology companies, has remained offline since the discovery of the breach. 

Voice-activated functionality has become a standard feature of smartphones. Its convenience and popularity has led to voice-activation becoming a feature in smart TVs, websites, and appliances. As with all new technology, the balance of privacy incursions for access and convenience has been difficult to strike.

Representative Katherine Clark has introduced a new bill in the United States Congress to address the issue of swatting, the act of deceiving an emergency service into visiting a particular location. The term is derived from SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics), a militarized police unit dispatched to dangerous crime scenes, though the act of swatting can range in severity from dispatching a SWAT team, prompting an evacuation, or sending a single emergency vehicle to a particular location.