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Cybersecurity at the House

Mar 16, 2011
The House Committee on Homeland Security holds a hearing at 10am Eastern called "Examining the Cyber Threat to Critical Infrastructure and the...
Posted In: Congress, cybercrime, Law, security

You can block search spam on Google

Mar 11, 2011
New feature on the search engine lets you block sites you don't want to see so they'll never come up again in your searches. You'll need a Google ...
Posted In: Chrome, Google, privacy, search, security, spam

Verizon cracks down on text message fraud

Mar 10, 2011
Verizon is suing individuals and small companies who have been running a scam on cell phone users. Works like this: user gets an offer to be sent...
Posted In: gadgets, scams, security, sms, text messages, Verizon

Facebook shuts down account of Chinese blogger

Mar 9, 2011
The reason? A fake name. The blogger/commentator is knows as Michael Anti. While it's not the name on his national identity card, Michael has used...
Posted In: Facebook, policy, privacy, security, social media, zuckerberg

Microsoft tries to kill Internet Explorer 6

Mar 7, 2011
Wait, didn't Microsoft MAKE Internet Explorer 6? Indeed they did but it's a pretty old product and a really bad one. IE6 was first released back in...
Posted In: business, can't kill the beast, internet explorer, Microsoft, privacy, security, stabbed it with their steely knives, Web Culture

Google kills 21 rogue Android apps

Mar 2, 2011
Yesterday we told you about a fake version of the Android app Steamy Window, which included a hidden bit of code that took control of your phone,...
Posted In: android, business, gadgets, Google, privacy, security

Android app hacked

Mar 1, 2011
Seems like we've been hearing about the security vulnerabilities of Android apps for a while and here's a test case. Steamy Window is a silly...
Posted In: android, apps, business, gadgets, privacy, security, trojan

U.S. puts Chinese search engine on "notorious" list

Mar 1, 2011
The U.S. Trade Representative's office released a list Monday of "notorious markets" for counterfeit goods. At the top, China's search engine Baidu...
Posted In: China, Congress, government, Law, security, world

Google is going to quit taking Social Security numbers from kids

Feb 23, 2011
Didn't know that was happening, huh? There's an art contest called "Doodle 4 Google." Kids send Google a drawing in response to the prompt, "What...
Posted In: Google, privacy, security

Collins, Lieberman, Carper introduce cybersecurity bill without "kill switch".

Feb 18, 2011
This is the bill that everyone was saying had a "kill switch" for the president to shut off the internet. The bill dropped late last night does NOT...
Posted In: carper, collins, government, Law, lieberman, privacy, security

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