PRISM data transfers done conservatively
June 10, 2013
SEATTLE – The disclosure of details about how marquee U.S. tech companies co-operated with PRISM, the clandestine national security program to ferret out terrorists, shows how methodically and conservatively the program is being carried out.
Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, Apple, AOL and Paltalk erected what the New York Times describes as “locked mailboxes” in which to place data on suspicious persons requested by the government under …More
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3 must-do steps to recover from a phishing scam
May 17, 2013
It’s a sinking feeling, when you realized you’ve been had by a phishing scam. In the frenetic digital world we live in, it can happen to anyone.
So you’ve clicked on a link that now seems very suspicious. You’re concerned that the bad guys may be in control of your computing device. Or perhaps you’ve typed some account information into a web form , and you’re having second thoughts about the authenticity of the form.
Recovering will require work. Here are …More
SEATTLE — Kids start watching porn from as early as the age of 6, and begin flirting on the Internet from the age of 8, according to a Bitdefender study on over 19,000 parents worldwide.
What’s more, kids are accessing instant messaging and computer …More
Deals website LivingSocial’s disclosure last week that hackers cracked its network to steal sensitive personal information for more than 50 million accounts was the latest in a continuing series of such mea culpas.
Last summer the social networking site Formspring admitted that it lost 30 million registered users’ passwords to data thieves, just a few weeks after LinkedIn reported losing encrypted passwords for nearly 6.5 million of its …More
Microsoft launches free privacy tool for conumsers
April 22, 2013
SEATTLE — Microsoft today launched a new online service to help consumers think smarter about online privacy, backed by a TV ad campaign airing in Washington D.C. and Kansas City, MO.
The free tool, called Your Privacy Type, requires you to take a brief …Morekeep looking »