July 22, 2011 Added by:David Navetta
Businesses that put privacy into the design of their products and services are less likely to face consumer and regulatory backlash. Businesses may benefit in another way from protective privacy practices - this recent study indicates that it may be leveraged as a selling point...
July 21, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano
Once Kate went through this process, she regained control of her account within minutes. But the criminal had deleted every single email, leaving her with nothing. He’s probably going through those messages now, searching for any useful personal information...
July 20, 2011 Added by:Ben Rothke
Far too many books on privacy and surveillance are filled with hysteria and hyperbole and the threat of an Orwellian society. This book sticks to the raw facts and details the current state, that of insecure and porous networks around a surveillance society...
July 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"The client secretly marks the connection as a Telex request by inserting a cryptographic tag into the headers. We construct this tag using a mechanism called public-key steganography... only the Telex service (using a private key) can recognize that a connection has been tagged..."
July 05, 2011 Added by:Keith Mendoza
I simply find it amusing that everyone is so desperate to get into Google+ that they are willing to give their email addresses to complete strangers on twitter and the many online forums out there. Has everyone suddenly forgotten about spam?
June 29, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los
When I go to see my stats I get this lovely looking pop-up box asking me to provide my Twitter credentials, and telling me all about what capabilities this app will have once is has access to my profile. Maybe I'm just entirely too paranoid - but what to you think... would you allow this?
June 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"Sometimes police can search your computer whether you like it or not, but sometimes they can't. We wrote this guide to help you tell the difference and to empower you to assert your rights when the police come knocking..."
June 20, 2011 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA
When creating a Google Profile, you may be as comprehensive or as minimal as you wish. But, without a doubt, include your name, photo, gender, professional overview, and some links. Take control of your Google Profile – it actually feels empowering in this era of too little online control...
June 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), along with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and ACLU Vermont, urged the Vermont Supreme Court to reject prosecutors' demands to override a judge's instructions and allow a limitless warrant for a computer search...
June 17, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano
It is possible to secure systems against most cybercrime but that level of security often proves too inconvenient for consumers. As long as banks continue absorbing losses from fraud, consumers remain blissfully ignorant of the consequences of inadequate security...
June 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines
What is truly annoying about Facebook's setup from a privacy perspective is that users have very little control over what other members post about them, particularly when it comes to photos and tagging, and the facial recognition feature further aggravates the situation...
June 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"The continual evolution in how people use electronic devices in their everyday lives creates growing tension between the Fourth Amendment guarantees and what historically has been viewed as a narrow exception to the requirements for probable cause and a warrant..."
May 31, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin
You have the right to privacy in your papers and your domicile, but does this actually apply to digital papers, computers, hard drives, and anything you pass over telco lines to the cloud? Or is it considered public domain like your trash being placed at the end of your driveway?
May 31, 2011 Added by:Luis Corrons
In a few years’ time, besides protecting ourselves against cyber-attacks we will also have to look for mechanisms that guarantee our rights against government abuse of power. Some people are talking about the introduction of “Internet passports” to identify Internet users...
May 26, 2011 Added by:Headlines
“I wrote a small bash script to download all the sitemap-NNN(N).txt files mentioned in that file, and attempted to download 10k, then 100k, than 1M and then, utterly surprised that my connection wasn't blocked or throttled or CAPTCHA'd, [downloaded] the rest of them..."
May 26, 2011 Added by:Stephen Gantz
The bill explicitly defines geolocation information as, "any information concerning the location of an electronic communications device that is in whole or in part generated by or derived from the operation or use of the electronic communications device..."
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