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More Security Opinion

  • Opinion: Google Privacy Policy Claims Challenged By Watchdog

    Google's privacy policy changes have caught the attention of an independent watchdog of the federal cloud that is worried about security risks for government workers.

  • Opinion: Google Doodle Commemorates Largest Snowflake

    Google simulates a wintertime country scene in its latest Doodle commemorating a very large snowflake that supposedly fell 125 years ago.

  • Opinion: Google's New Privacy Policy Won't Apply to Government Workers

    Google's has clarified its new privacy policy to say that it will not apply to government workers. The announcement came after Google was criticized by SafeGov.org, an independent watchdog.

  • Opinion: Google Revamps Its Myriad of Privacy Guidelines Into One Document

    Google is clear cutting its current forest of privacy policies.

  • Opinion: MegaUpload Alternatives: 6 Sites Still Open for Business

    The U.S. government's shutdown of MegaUpload might have seemed like bad news for online file sharing, but it could be a boon for other file sharing sites -- at least those that aren't afraid to keep operating. While some MegaUpload alternatives have suspended operations or restricted U.S. visitors, others are alive and well, and remain confident about staying that way.

  • Opinion: Civil Liberties Groups Hail Supreme Court GPS Decision

    The U.S. Supreme Court has determined that warrants must be obtained before the government can attach a GPS tracking device to a motor vehicle--and this decision is being hailed as a victory for individual rights by civil liberties groups.

  • Opinion: Digital Signatures Let You Ditch That Old Fax Machine

    Even when faxes were in widespread use, dropped calls and shaky transmissions made them an ineffective means of communication. In the 21st century, you generally don't need a fax machine in the office unless your industry demands it.

  • Opinion: Did Anonymous Trick You into Crashing Sites for MegaUpload Bust?

    Many of you were clearly rooting for hacktivist group Anonymous when it took aim at the U.S. Department of Justice's website (among others) after the DOJ busted file sharing site MegaUpload for alleged copyright infringement, but did you unwittingly participate in the hack group's illicit attacks?

  • Opinion: FireAMP Fights Malware with Big Data Analytics

    SourceFire is a trusted name in information security. It has been around for over 10 years, and it is the steward of popular open source tools like Snort intrusion detection. Now, SourceFire is using big data analytics to give organizations better tools to fight malware with FireAMP.

  • Opinion: Has Anonymous Crossed the Line with MegaUpload.com Retaliation?

    The hacker collective known as “Anonymous” has always been controversial. With the massive effort to retaliate for the takedown of file-sharing site MegaUpload.com, though, it may have cross the line from “hacktivist” to common cyber criminal.

  • Opinion: Anonymous Retaliates Against MegaUpload Takedown, Knocks MPAA, RIAA Sites Offline

    In a hastily assembled retaliation against the federal shutdown of MegaUpload.com, hacktivist group Anonymous has allegedly taken down a number of websites--including those of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

  • Opinion: Google's 'Good to Know' Is a Great Online Privacy Resource for Business

    Good to Know is a Google site that provides an overview on how to keep your personal information safe while online. While Good to Know is was designed with personal Web browsing in mind, you can use the tools Google offers on to help your employees better understand online privacy to protect both themselves and your clients.

  • Opinion: Log into Gmail on a PC via Your Smartphone

    Google recently introduced a fun (and more secure) way to log into your Google account from a public terminal without entering your password into the PC, and instead using your smartphone and a QR code.

  • Opinion: Malware Destroyed My Data

    Malware infected Jazzy007's PC, and his data disappeared--even after he removed the culprit. He asked the Answer Line forum for help.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Slays the BEAST, and Six Other Patch Tuesday Updates

    Happy New Year! We are already at the second Tuesday of 2012, and that means it's time for the first Patch Tuesday of the year. Microsoft has released a total of seven security bulletins -- one ranked as "critical", with the remaining 6 designated merely as "important".

  • Opinion: Web Developer Add-On Helps You Debug Web Pages in Firefox

    Modern Web browsers are designed to provide the fastest browsing experience possible for users. They use technologies such as caching (saving parts of the page locally for future visits) that are great for end users, but can be major annoyances when developing websites. To switch these features off selectively, I use Web Developer for Firefox.

  • Opinion: Debug Web Pages in Firefox With Firebug

    For Web developers like me, one of the most burning questions is "why does the page look like this?" Firebug is a free add-on for Firefox that can answer that question very quickly and in great detail. With over 1.6 million users and a five-star review average from 1,144 user reviews, Firebug 1.8.4 is a must-have Web development utility, especially when you consider the price tag (free).

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 21: My Data Might Be Safer in the Cloud

    Yesterday I talked about my concerns about the security of my data if I store it in the cloud. It seems like an awful lot of faith to put in a third-party to expect it to protect my data. However, there is a flip side to that coin that suggests that maybe my data is better off in their hands than mine.

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 20: What About Security?

    30 Days With the Cloud: Day 20

  • Opinion: Stratfor Offers ID Protection for Victims of Anonymous Hack

    Stratfor, the global security intelligence firm that was hacked over the holiday weekend by Anonymous, is offering victims of the breach a year's worth of identity and fraud protection services for free.



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