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  • News: Senate slates second round with Apple, Google over mobile privacy

    Congress on Thursday will again grill executives from Apple and Google over mobile privacy concerns.

  • News: Senate slates second round with Apple, Google over mobile privacy

    Congress on Thursday will again grill executives from Apple and Google over mobile privacy concerns.

  • News: Android Data Leaks Discovered: What You Need to Know

    A security flaw in nearly all Android phones can leak contact, calendar and photo data to nearby hackers, researchers said. But is this a serious threat to Android security, or just an overblown bit of fear-mongering?

  • News: Researcher hacks Facebook to expose rival's photographs

    An Australian security researcher has compromised Facebook security in the most personal way imaginable, publically ‘hacking’ private photographs posted to the service by the wife of a disliked rival security professional.

  • News: It's the human threat, stupid

    Eric O'Neill, the former FBI operative who played a crucial role in the arrest and conviction of FBI agent Robert Hanssen for spying against the U.S. for the former Soviet Union and Russia, says security can't rely on tech alone.

  • News: Apple and Google to face another Senate privacy hearing

    Barely a week after sending its vice president of software, Bud Tribble, to Capitol Hill for a hearing about location data, Apple is due back before the Senate again. This time around, Apple is sending Catherine A. Novelli, its vice president for worldwide government affairs; the topic for the May 19 hearing is Consumer Privacy and Protection in the Mobile Marketplace.

  • News: Facebook fights California privacy push

    California is considering legislation that would tighten Facebook's privacy practices, and the social network is not happy about it.

  • News: UK businesses warned to comply with EU cookie law

    The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner has told IT businesses to stop complaining and get on with allowing Internet users to opt out of receiving cookies from corporate websites warning that they cannot rely on browser settings to do the job for them.

  • News: Researcher: Dropbox misrepresents security features

    Cloud data storage and synchronization company Dropbox has been hit with a complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission alleging that the company has deceived consumers about the level of encryption security it offers.

  • News: Location data is personal and private confirms EU watchdog

    The European Union data protection watchdog says that geo-location constitutes private data.

  • News: PCS Union website downed by ideological DDoS

    The prominent Public and Commercial and Services union (PCS) is struggling to get its website back online after being hit by a huge DDoS attack nearly a week ago.

  • How-Tos: How to secure a Google Android phone or tablet

    Whether you paid a small fortune for the hottest Android device or got it for ‘free’ with a modest contract, it’s a good bet that the data stored on your mobile is at least as valuable as the hardware itself. If your phone or tablet is ever lost or stolen, you’ll either be glad you took precautions to protect all your content, or you’ll sorely wish you had. In this article, we’ll walk you through setting up Android’s built-in security tools and suggest a few third-party extras that can add valuable safeguards for your personal information.

  • News: After hack, Sony offers freebies to unhappy gamers

    After hackers knocked its PlayStation Network offline for nearly a month, Sony is now trying to make amends by giving customers free video games.

  • Opinion: Dropbox Drops the Ball on Data Security

    Dropbox, a provider of cloud-based data storage services, is in hot water with the Federal Trade Commission over claims that it lied and intentionally deceived customers into believing that their data is more private and secure than it really is. Whether Dropbox was deliberately misleading, or just failed to clearly communicate policy changes, the complaint filed with the FTC illustrates concerns over online data security.

  • Opinion: EMC - Box Alliance Provides Needed Cloud Safety Net

    EMC and Box.net announced a deeper partnership that gives customers a stepping stone to embrace the benefits of the cloud without risking it all. The hybrid approach of EMC Documentum combined with Box.net in the cloud delivers both peace of mind and flexibility at the same time.

  • News: Cyber attackers try Treasury hack at least once a day

    ‘Hostile intelligence agencies’ made hundreds of attempts to hack into the Treasury’s computer system last year, Chancellor George Osborne has revealed.

  • News: Windows scareware fakes impending drive disaster

    Scammers are trying to trick Windows users into paying to fix bogus hard drive errors that have apparently erased important files, a researcher said today.

  • News: Poll: 50% totally against smartphone location tracking

    A PC Advisor poll of 282 visitors to the site found considerable opposition to the practice of location tracking (smartphones that log people's location in a saved file, for instance). Half of voters said they were 'Totally against it: I won't have anything to do with companies that track my location'.

  • Opinion: Protect Your Kids Online

    Tru006 asked the Web Browsing and Email forum for suggestions on monitoring and controlling children's browsing habits.

  • News: Teens sentenced for vicious attack on UK hosting firm

    Two UK teens have been sentenced to a suspended prison term and community service for a vicious online campaign that caused an online hosting company to go out of business.



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