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The worst passwords ever

Jul 19, 2011
On today's show, we talked about how Microsoft is banning certain obvious passwords from new Hotmail accounts....
Posted In: passwords, privacy, security

Congress holds privacy hearing

Jul 12, 2011
Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) and Greg Walden (R-Ore.) of the House Energy and Commerce committee start a series of Internet privacy hearings on...
Posted In: bono, Congress, House, privacy

Can the DOJ force you to decrypt your laptop?

Jul 11, 2011
This is being tossed around right now in a case in Colorado involving a woman accused of running a mortgage scam. A laptop was found in her bedroom...
Posted In: doj, laptops, Law, privacy

Sony offers identity theft protection

Jul 11, 2011
In a related story: your dog offers to guard that pork chop. Sony's PlayStation Network have until July 31st to sign up for AllClear ID, a program...
Posted In: playstation, privacy, security, Sony

PrivacyVille Helps all you PeopleVille learn some SkillzVille

Jul 8, 2011
Zynga is launching a new privacy initiative called PrivacyVille that is a "game-like tutorial that rewards players with the company's virtual...
Posted In: games, privacy, zynga

The US government makes the most requests of Google

Jun 28, 2011
Google says it received 4,601 requests for information on users from the US government in the last six months of 2010. That's more than double the...
Posted In: Google, government, privacy

Dropbox drops ball on security

Jun 21, 2011
There was a four hour window on Sunday, where if you wanted to sign into somebody's Dropbox account all you needed was their email address. Type in...
Posted In: dropbox, privacy, security, storage

Connecticut AG concerned about Facialrecognitionbook

Jun 17, 2011
George Jepsen is the Attorney General for Connecticut and he's seeking a meeting with Facebook to discuss the company's use of facial recognition...
Posted In: Facebook, facial recognition, Law, markey, privacy

The European Union and Markey upset about Facebook's facial recognition

Jun 9, 2011
Bloomberg reported Wednesday that the European Union will launch a probe into Facebook's "Tag Suggestions" feature, which uses facial recognition...
Posted In: Facebook, markey, privacy

Here's a new word to scare you: Faceniff

Jun 2, 2011
Funny word, scary possibilities. It's an Android app that lets users intercept web sessions on wi-fi networks, steal credentials of people using...
Posted In: android, hacking, privacy, security, wi-fi

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