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Arr matey! Pirates can easily access Mac app store

Jan 7, 2011
Well, that was quick. Within a day of Apple's launching the app store for Mac, software pirates have found a way to hack in....
Posted In: apple, apps, arr matey, business, mac, pirates, privacy, Web Culture

Hotmail emails vanish

Jan 3, 2011
Usually the only time I think about Hotmail is when I'm admonishing my wife to drop her clunky old Hotmail account and switch over to something...
Posted In: hotmail, Microsoft, privacy, Web Culture

Haikuleaks. Or Wikihaiku.

Dec 29, 2010
We first spotted this over at Waxy.org, Andy Baio's highly recommended web site. Some French guys ran the texts of the Wikileaked cables through a...
Posted In: Entertainment, government, haiku, privacy, Web Culture, wikileaks

Apple and app developers sued for tracking people

Dec 28, 2010
Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported on apps tracking smartphone users - apps had access to people's unique device identifiers - it's like a...
Posted In: apple, pandora, privacy, social media

Man reads wife's email, now faces five years in prison

Dec 27, 2010
Leon Walker snooped in his wife's Gmail account - used her password, logged on and started reading. From the Detroit Free Press:...
Posted In: email, Gmail, government, Law, privacy

Philosophical DDoS attacks are not the exclusive province of Wikileaks

Dec 22, 2010
Our friends at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society say that the number of online attacks intended to shut down human rights groups'...
Posted In: DDoS, government, Law, privacy, wikileaks, world

Google Car Alarm Kind Of

Dec 21, 2010
Google is displaying security warnings in its search results. If your results include pages that have been hacked you'll see a message saying "this...
Posted In: business, Google, privacy, search

Mechanical Turk is 40.92% spam generators

Dec 20, 2010
This according to researchers at NYU. They investigated all new HIT requesters on Amazon's Mechanical Turk site for September and October ...
Posted In: Amazon, business, mechanical turk, privacy, spam, Web Culture

FacialRecognitionBook

Dec 16, 2010
In a move that should frighten nobody in the world because it's completely harmless and you should all just calm down, Facebook will start rolling...
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, social media, Web Culture

Government needs a warrant to get at emails

Dec 15, 2010
A ruling by the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday mandated that the government will need to get a warrant based on probable cause in order...
Posted In: ISPs, Law, privacy

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