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Data Theft Vulnerability Resolved by Facebook

February 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Facebook has reconciled a major privacy vulnerability that left members susceptible to social engineering exploits and data theft. The flaw may have allowed users to unwittingly spread malware to their contacts and provided malicious websites access to private account information...

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Facebook Security: Setting Up Account Login Alerts

February 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Facebook has made steady progress in their efforts to offer better security, but it remains the responsibility of account holders to make sure they are utilizing all of the security features. One allows members to monitor their profile for any unauthorized access to their Facebook account...

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Privacy Legal Risk Environment Shifts Again

February 01, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

Companies that handle personal information, especially those that provide online behavioral advertising services, and those that purchase or participate in such services, should consider a risk assessment of their policies, processes and activities in order to reduce legal risks...

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Feeling Like Somebody Is Watching You?

January 29, 2011 Added by:Theresa Payton

If you went to the airport, bank, or a store today, you probably expected to be watched. But those are the old school ways of being watched. Now, the smartphone in your pocket could watch you or your laptop webcam can watch you. Having an emotional reaction? There's a wristband monitor for that...

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DOJ Wants Two Year ISP User Data Retention

January 26, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"In the privacy realm, the bottom line is that law enforcement is talking about having a massive amount of information on 230 million presumably innocent Americans using the Internet, being tracked and retained," offered John Morris of the Center for Democracy and Technology in testimony...

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An Internet ID for Americans

January 22, 2011 Added by:Theresa Payton

An early draft of the plan indicates that the implementation would be handled via the U.S. Commerce Department and not Department of Homeland Security or the National Security Agency. Experts feel this may be in a nod to privacy concerns...

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Facebook Faux Paux Reveals Private Data

January 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The pop-up now includes a request for permission to access the user's address and cell phone number. The change is subtle enough that most Facebook users are apt to allow the application to access this data without even noticing...

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Is Truly Anonymous Web Browsing Even Possible?

January 13, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

On one end of the argument you must concede that in order to have an acceptable user experience you must be tracked to some acceptable extent, while the other end of the argument would say that we don't want web sites, vendors and nation-states/organizations tracking us and our browsing habits...

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DOJ Gets Subpoenas for WikiLeaks Twitter Accounts

January 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The DOJ requested subpoenas to access the Twitter accounts of WikiLeaks and several supporters in an ongoing criminal investigation of the whistleblower organization. The information sought includes residential, email and IP addresses, session times, billing records, and bank account details...

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Online Privacy: Fighting for Your Eyeballs

January 06, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Most major websites now install cookies on your computer, which track what you do online. Over time, these cookies develop a profile, which becomes your digital fingerprint, to a certain extent. Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and most major newspapers, retailers, and advertisers are in on the game...

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A Facebook Security Lockdown Guide

January 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Whittaker warns that if this is your first attempt at securing your profile, there is a chance that the damage has already been done. Nonetheless, taking a few minutes of your time to implement guide's recommendations could save you many hours of heartache down the road...

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Traitorware Enabled Devices Track Your Every Move

December 27, 2010 Added by:Headlines

If Apple puts a particularly creepy patent it has recently applied for into use, you can look forward to a day when your iPhone may record your voice, take a picture of your location, record your heartbeat, and send that information back to the mothership...

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Losing Control of Your Digital Life

December 20, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

What does this mean to you? Realize right now, “big brother” is the least of your concerns. I’d be more concerned about your little brother and his iPhone. Just know going forward that we are all living in the phish bowl...

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E-Readers May Be Tracking More Than You Know

December 17, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The devices may also be transmitting information such as the speed at which a user reads material, which pages were accessed, and more importantly where the user was at the time they read the material via geo-location capabilities...

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Viewing Remote Video with Backtrack 4 and Metasploit

December 16, 2010 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Many people have wondered if hackers could take control of a remote webcam. Well, the short answer is yes. If a hacker has compromised your system via malware, exploit or by you clicking on one of those fake online virus scan programs, they could in fact view images through your webcam...

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Supercookies: What Websites Know About You

December 11, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

With numerous privacy watchdogs taking this kind of advertising offensively, and the Obama administration now stepping in, we will surely see standards in this kind of marketing practice appear over the next few years...

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