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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

You may be about to become an unpaid spokesperson on Facebook

Jan 26, 2011
If you're on Facebook, that is. Facebook has rolled out a new feature called Sponsored Stories. If a brand name comes up in your activity, say you...
Posted In: advertising, business, Facebook, privacy, social media

Zuckerberg fan page on Facebook hacked

Jan 26, 2011
Someone seized control of Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook fan page last night and used the platform to propose a funding model similar to microfinancing...
Posted In: Facebook, hacking, privacy, security, social media

Department of Justice calls for reform on ISP data retention

Jan 26, 2011
Right now, internet service providers hold on to data logs for about 90 days before its deleted. To compile and archive records of who connected...
Posted In: government, ISPs, Law, policy, privacy

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