privacy

Pages

Epsilon breach keeps growing

Apr 5, 2011
Yesterday, we (and lots of news sources) talked about the massive hack that took place at Epsilon. It's a company that handles email communications...
Posted In: Best Buy, email, epsilon, privacy, security

Big data breach

Apr 4, 2011
Reuters is calling it perhaps the biggest data breach in the U.S. EVER. It all traces back to hackers who got into client files of the company...
Posted In: hacking, privacy, security

Child ID theft - more common than you think

Apr 1, 2011
A research fellow at Carnegie Mellon's CyLab is out with a new report today about child identity theft. The first large report about this ever. And...
Posted In: identity theft, privacy, security

Google getting edged out of China

Mar 30, 2011
Google search was yanked out of China a year ago. Recently, Chinese users have been seeing slowed Gmail service (which Google claims is the result...
Posted In: China, Gmail, Google, google maps, government, maps, privacy, search, world

Products to help block web access in the Middle East made in the U.S.

Mar 28, 2011
The Wall Street Journal writes today about U.S. companies that make web blocking and filtering software being used in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait...
Posted In: Egypt, government, privacy, security, syria, Tunisia, world

Blocking Gmail? We didn't do it, says China

Mar 22, 2011
Yesterday, we talked about Google's Gmail service going down in China. Google reported it at the same time as they pointed out that everything...
Posted In: China, Gmail, Google, privacy, security, world

Google says Gmail is being blocked in China

Mar 21, 2011
Chinese Gmail users are experiencing significant delays if not flat out inaccessibility lately and Google says it's coming from the government. T...
Posted In: China, Gmail, Google, government, privacy, security, Web Culture

Spam around the world takes a nosedive as Rustock is brought down

Mar 17, 2011
Just so we're straight on terms: a botnet is a network of infected computers remotely controlled by an operator to do things their owners don't...
Posted In: botnets, privacy, security, spam

Facebook and "the right to be forgotten"

Mar 17, 2011
A new law being sought by the European Union would demand that websites permanently delete all data held about a user if that user requests that...
Posted In: business, EU, European Union, Facebook, Google, privacy, social media, Web Culture

Twitter adds https option

Mar 16, 2011
Twitter has joined Facebook and a few other sites in offering a higher level of security for users. Twitter users can now opt for https setting on...
Posted In: business, Facebook, firesheep, https, privacy, security, Twitter

Pages