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  • News: PlayStation Network and Qriocity back for users outside Asia

    Millions of PlayStation users are once again able to shoot, fight and race their way through online worlds after Sony resumed online gaming service late Saturday and Sunday in many major markets.

  • Feature: The five best privacy downloads

    Everyone is concerned about privacy and security online, and online tracking is a problem that has worried internet net users for many years. However, here's five free downloads to help you discover what info (if any is being tracked) while the others can help you erase the data and prevent yourself from being snooped on in the future.

  • How-Tos: How to block someone on Facebook

    With more than 500 million members, there's no doubt Facebook is one of the web's most popular social networks. But what happens if someone starts harassing you or causing problems from you on the site. Rather than remove yourself completely, you can in fact block the specific offender, so they are unable to contact you through the social network. Here's how.

  • Opinion: On the Internet, trust no one

    On the Internet, trust no one. Or at least, as President Reagan famously said, "Trust, but verify." In particular, whenever an unusual and unexpected message appears on your computer, be suspicious of its authenticity.

  • News: SOE Details Make Good Plans

    Sony Online Entertainment has revealed its plans to compensate its players for the downtime its games servers have been suffering following the recent hacks.

  • Opinion: Adobe Gives Users Privacy Control with Flash Player 10.3

    Adobe has released Adobe Flash Player 10.3 for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Android. Flash Player 10.3 represents a pretty significant upgrade for the Adobe software--adding a variety of improvements and features, and giving users more control over their Web-surfing privacy.

  • News: Facebook Combats Spam, Clickjacking With Four New Features

    One day after Symantec uncovered an alleged privacy breach, Facebook released four new features to its security suite, unrelated to the discovery.

  • Opinion: 'Browser in a Box' Runs Firefox 4 with Ultra Security

    Security is an oft-debated topic in the ongoing browser wars, but there's no denying that malware is a common problem for all of the leading contenders.

  • News: Interop: Cyberwar test runs yield information about defenses

    Cyber warfare strategy is getting so sophisticated that network attacks suitable for major assaults are being used instead as trial runs meant solely to probe enemies with the aim of figuring out what their defenses are, an audience at an Interop security talk was told.

  • News: Offshoring: Preparing for India's Proposed Privacy Rules

    India's proposed data privacy regulations could create serious logistical problems for offshoring customers if passed. Offshore outsourcing attorneys and analysts explain how the data protection rules will impact customers.

  • News: Enterprise note to Microsoft: Please make Skype easier to manage!

    Skype voice and video has tended to trigger IT security angst, and now that Microsoft has bought Skype, some observers are voicing hope that the service will be improved to help it be better managed in an enterprise setting.

  • News: Facebook, Twitter need corporate security policies

    Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter open threats to sensitive corporate data that businesses need to deal with aggressively, Interop attendees were told.

  • News: Experts on PSN Hack: Sony Could Have Done More

    As the PlayStation Network outage enters its fourth week, with no definite answer to the question of when service will be restored, security experts have told PCWorld that Sony could have done more to prevent PSN from being infiltrated by hackers.

  • News: Top 5 things to do before buying more security technology

    Las Vegas --Throwing more technology at security threats as they crop up is not the best way to go if the goal is to protect the most valuable data at the best price, attendees at Interop were told this week.

  • News: Facebook tightens log-in verification

    To help its hundreds of millions of users prevent unauthorized access to their accounts, Facebook has added an optional verification step to its log-in process.

  • News: Facebook to warn users about dubious URLs

    Facebook and Internet security company Web of Trust (WOT) will provide Facebook users with a feature that protects them against dubious Web links, the companies said today.

  • News: Apple Sued Again Over iOS Location and Data Sharing

    Apple is in the hot seat again in a new lawsuit that says iPad and iPhone user location data and other personal information is being shared with third-party advertisers. Apple is accused of aiding and abetting the "intentional taking and transmitting" of user data to third parties. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Puerto Rico, also names Pandora Media and The Weather Channel, but leaves the door open to name more defendants at a later date. This latest lawsuit was first reported by The Loop.

  • News: The Pirate Bay Blocked by Comcast? ISP Says 'No'

    The Pirate Bay is unavailable for customers of Comcast, even as the torrent site remains online for other users.

  • News: Protect Your Data From the Breach Epidemic

    In late April, users of Sony's PlayStation Network (PSN) or Sony Online Entertainment, were victimized by a series of data breaches that exposed sensitive information about 100 million customers, as well as tens of thousands of credit card numbers. The breach grabbed headlines around the world, but incidents of this type are more common than you might think.

  • Opinion: Facebook Fingered in Google Smear Campaign

    It looks like Facebook is in the center of another PR gaffe--a Facebook spokesman has confirmed to The Daily Beast that Facebook has been participating in a "smear campaign" against Google.



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