FTC ends investigation of Google

Oct 27, 2010
You may recall that Google was found to be gathering data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks while out taking pictures for Google Street View. They say...
Posted In: Google, privacy

Sheep on fire

Oct 27, 2010
Sounds like the worst Kings of Leon song ever, right? But Firesheep is a big threat to your privacy, not your musical taste. We talked about it on...
Posted In: firesheep, privacy, security, social media

Oh Google Street View. What are we going to do with you?

Oct 25, 2010
So this is kind of interesting in light of the Firesheep thing. Google now admits that it collected far more information than previously disclosed...
Posted In: Google, privacy, search, street view

Here's a new word that will freak you out: Firesheep

Oct 25, 2010
It's a Firefox extension that lets you easily eavesdrop on people. It reads/steals cookies from users on unsecure connections and masquerades as...
Posted In: firesheep, gadgets, privacy, social media

Facebook offers statement on latest privacy loophole

Oct 22, 2010
We contacted Facebook for our story, Facebook outs gays to advertisers. While they didn't get back to us in time for our deadline, we did hear back...
Posted In: Facebook, privacy

Germans can Opt Out of Google Street View

Oct 21, 2010
But a vast majority don't. Out of more than 8 millions German households photographed by Google only 240,000 have said they would like their homes...
Posted In: privacy

De-Facebook the web

Oct 20, 2010
9 hours ago, a Google engineer tweeted: "After more privacy bad news, I wrote a Chrome extension to stop Facebook from following you around the web...
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, social media

ZeuS imitating Conficker

Oct 15, 2010
There's a whole lot of tech jargon in this story that I'll spare you but the important thing to know is that the ZeuS computer worm, which has been...
Posted In: conficker, privacy, security, world, worm, zeus

It's a Facebook scares the daylights out of you triple shot!

Oct 12, 2010
On tomorrow's show we're talking about the new Facebook groups. You can make one, you can add friends to it without getting their permission first...
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, social media

Deleted photos on Facebook aren't really deleted

Oct 12, 2010
Ars Technica first wrote about this story a year ago and the problem hasn't really gone away so they've written about it again. At issue: what...
Posted In: Facebook, photography, privacy, social media