Facebook overhauls its privacy settings – how to protect your data

Facebook has overhauled the way you manage its privacy settings and data shared with third parties – and you can now even choose which ads you see.

How to BEAT school holiday travel price hikes

There's a collective 'GRRRRR' from parents about holiday price hikes when term ends – the cost of flights, hotels and package holidays always seems to rocket. Yet the law's plain. You can't take kids out of school for unauthorised vacations without being fined (see our Term-time holidays 60-second guide for the full lowdown).

Fancy a £500 windfall just for checking your insurance at renewal?

Every week it’s the same old, same old. First, a reader expresses shock (and even disgust) at the size of their insurance renewal quote. It sparks an angry phone call to an indifferent insurer which in turn triggers an urgent visit to a price comparison site. Big savings then emerge (£100s and even £1,000s) – often with...

Plastic straws could be banned – so what are the cheapest alternatives?

Disposable plastic straws could soon be banned in England in an effort to try and cut down on the amount of plastic we throw away. Yet for all sorts of reasons, many of us like (and even need) to use 'em - whether due to disability or simply wanting to protect our teeth.

New, seriously cheap deal from Eversmart Energy – but should you go for it?

Last week, we saw a new cheapest energy deal hit the market, and it's seriously cheap - over £390 a year less than the average big six standard tariff. The next cheapest deal's a whopping £40 more. 

Facebook introduces bulk app removal tool – how to stop third-party applications having access to your data

The news headlines about how social networks use our personal information show no sign of abating, with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week apologising for the misuse of its users’ data following the Cambridge Analytica scandal – but there are ways to reclaim at least some of your privacy online. We recently told you how to stop...

Fancy a free flight? Three is giving away 3,000 between now and 3 May

If you’ve yet to book your summer holiday, Three may be able to provide you with a way of majorly cutting the cost. The mobile network is offering 100 free flights a day for 30 days via its rewards app Wuntu. The giveaway started Wednesday 4 April and will continue until Thursday 3 May. Each prize consists...

How to check Instagram & Twitter privacy settings – is your data being shared?

Recent news headlines have prompted widespread concern (and confusion) about how social networks use our personal information, and what you can do to reclaim at least some of your privacy online. See also: our Facebook warning from last week   Hot on the heels of our Facebook warning, we’re now going to show you how to protect...

Check your Facebook settings NOW – it’s likely you’re allowing third-party applications to access your data

Did you know, you’ve probably given numerous third-party applications access to all your personal data through Facebook, without even realising? If you’ve ever logged in to almost anything via Facebook, eg, booking sites or streaming services, used public Wi-Fi, played Candy Crush or answered any fun quizzes at any point, you’ll be affected. If you quickly ticked...

My electricity costs HOW MUCH?! Rogue smart meter tells MoneySaver she owes £100,000+

Energy costs may have been higher than usual over the past few weeks given the recent cold snap – but one MoneySaver got a REAL shock when checking her smart meter. Sainsbury’s Energy customer Janette McAdam, 59, found she’d apparently racked up a bill of more than £100,000 in just one day, and is used to her...

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