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Smurf app is totally smurfed up

Feb 16, 2011
One of the most popular games in the Apple app store is called Smurfs' Village. This is the type of game you load on your iPhone and then toss the...
Posted In: apple, Entertainment, policy, privacy, smurfs

Defense Department wants to share its own network security with civilian networks

Feb 16, 2011
Deputy secretary of defense William Lynn said yesterday that the aggressive anti-hacking system used by the Pentagon should be available to other...
Posted In: defense, military, privacy, security

Clinton announces new Internet freedom policy

Feb 15, 2011
Secretary of State Hilary Clinton will speak at George Washington University today about Internet freedom. The New York Times reports she's...
Posted In: Clinton, government, Law, policy, privacy, security, state department, world

Three people involved in Wikileaks ask court not to force Twitter to give up information

Feb 9, 2011
Is Wikileaks a criminal conspiracy or a political discussion? That seems to be at the heart of a debate over whether Twitter should be forced to g...
Posted In: government, Law, privacy, wikileaks, world

Do Not Track now available from Mozilla Firefox

Feb 9, 2011
You can now activate a Do Not Track feature if you're on Mozilla Firefox. From the Firefox blog: When this option is selected, a header will be...
Posted In: firefox, mozilla, privacy, search, Web Culture

Could the Feds take down Google for linking to illegal material?

Feb 3, 2011
US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement announced Wednesday that it recently shut down 10 websites, that it says were linking to other websites...
Posted In: Google, ICE, privacy, Web Culture

Next-generation ZeuS means trouble for you and your money

Feb 3, 2011
We reported on ZeuS last fall - it's a piece of malware that is very hard to detect, not that hard to infect your computer with, and very popular...
Posted In: malware, privacy, security, worm, zeus

Markey and Barton poke Facebook again

Feb 2, 2011
Politico reports Congressmen Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas) are sending another letter to Facebook today concerned about privacy...
Posted In: business, Facebook, government, privacy, social media

New, more modest airport scanners begin piloting in US airports

Feb 2, 2011
We've talked about this software before and wondered when it was coming and now it's finally here. Several airports are now using a system whereby...
Posted In: privacy, security, Transportation, TSA

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