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  • News: Facebook faces complaints over data retention practices

    Facebook's data retention practices are under investigation by Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner following a series of complaints filed by a European group critical of the social networking site.

  • News: Facebook to face investigation by the Irish data protection commissioner

    Facebook is set to be investigated by the Irish data protection commissioner.

  • News: Privacy Commissioner clears Sony over PSN hack

    Sony Computer Entertainment Australia should have acted more quickly to notify customers of the data breach from the hacking of the PlayStation Network and Qriocity platforms in April, the office of the Australian Privacy Commissioner has said.

  • News: Facebook Timeline: Important Privacy Settings to Adjust Now

    If you care to keep your past in the past, Facebook's new version of the profile, called Timeline, makes that a little more difficult.

  • News: IBM X-Force: Mobile devices are a fast growing target of malware

    Look for double the mobile exploits this year vs. 2010 and particularly watch out for mobile applications that are really malware, says IBM's X-Force security research team.

  • News: Easier Way to Keep Spotify From Sharing Your Musical Tastes

    Earlier this week, we told you how to turn off a new, potentially mortifying Spotify feature that tells your Facebook friends, in real-time, what you are listening to. If you're a closeted fan of, say, Alvin and the Chipmunks tunes, but your friends prefer death metal--well, the potential for embarrassment is high.

  • News: How to Set Up and Maintain a Wireless Workplace

    Wireless networks aren't just a convenience anymore; they've become an essential part of business culture. It's nearly impossible to walk into a workplace that doesn't use Wi-Fi in some fashion. For the millions of portable wireless devices--from traditional laptops to smartphones and tablets (including Apple's iDevices and the ever-expanding menagerie of Android-based gear)--that people carry with them today, Wi-Fi is the great connector, providing an industry-standard communication layer for untethered devices.

  • News: Mobile Device Management for Small Business

    Want to take advantage of the smartphone and tablet revolution so your business will be more productive and your employees more satisfied? Unfortunately, someone has to support all of those devices and platforms. And if that someone is you, you'll find that keeping up with the latest tech changes, managing disparate devices, and integrating them into your existing network take considerable time and energy. The time is well spent, however, because a smart mobile strategy--addressing issues such as wireless provisioning, device and application management, and security--is one of the best ways to prepare your business for the future.

  • News: Amazon's Silk browser raises privacy, security eyebrows

    Amazon's new Silk browser has raised some eyebrows among privacy and security experts because of the way it will by default connect to the company's cloud service.

  • News: Facebook tracking prompts call for FTC probe

    Facebook's tracking technology has landed the social network in hot water, with two lawmakers calling for a Federal Trade Commission investigation.

  • News: Microsoft fails to credit Kelihos takedown partner

    Microsoft grabbed headlines Wednesday with its report about the successful takedown of the Kelihos botnet, but while the company detailed the achievements of its Digital Crimes Unit, it failed to mention the major role security firm Kaspersky Lab played in the operation.

  • News: What We're Reading from the Oct. 15 Issue of CIO Magazine

    Books and blogs about innovation and leadership success

  • News: Finding security's opportunity to engage

    As his clenched fist landed on the mahogany table in an angry blow, the papers in front of him sought shelter on the floor as each of the seven people gathered for the meeting took a collective roll back in their chairs.

  • News: Data breach affects 4.9M active, retired military personnel

    Sensitive data including Social Security Numbers, names, addresses, phone numbers and personal health data belonging to about 4.9 million active and retired U.S. military personnel may have been compromised.

  • News: Prototype "Rapid DNA" technology exhibited; could bolster forensic investigations

    Using a portable kit to be able to quickly analyze human DNA collected in the field for investigative and forensics purposes has been a long-time dream for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), law enforcement and the Department of Defense (DoD).

  • News: Romance scams pick on divorced, lovelorn

    Research out of the UK today says that perhaps as many as 200,00 people have been victims of online romance scams and the same study says over 1 million people personally know someone who has been scammed by one of these heartless fraudsters.

  • News: NAC saves University of North Carolina money, keeps illegal file sharing in check

    Network access control (NAC) is saving the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $40,000 per year by keeping students from illegally using peer-to-peer file-sharing applications.

  • Video: Video: Cisco sees new security role in cloud

    A Cisco executive said enterprise security is changing in the age of the cloud, at the Mobolize Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday.

  • News: Amazon's Silk Browser May Not Be Smooth With Privacy

    The most interesting feature on Amazon’s newly announced Kindle Fire tablet may be its Silk web browser. The browser promises to improve webpage loading performance by using Amazon’s servers to help render pages. But this performance boost may come at a cost: Security experts have already voiced concern about Silk, and what it might mean for your privacy and security.

  • News: IT pros say social media at work is good but risky: survey

    Network security pros think use of social media at work is good for business, but also creates risks they don't have the tools to address, according to a Ponemon Institute survey.



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