Posts tagged privacy

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An IT expert found a Facebook bug which allowed anyone to post to other users’ walls even if they aren’t friends. When Facebook’s security team ignored him, he took to Mark Zuckerberg’s wall to demonstrate the vulnerability: http://cnet.co/14dwx98
An IT expert found a Facebook bug which allowed anyone to post to other users’ walls even if they aren’t friends. When Facebook’s security team ignored him, he took to Mark Zuckerberg’s wall to demonstrate the vulnerability: http://cnet.co/14dwx98

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SCOOP: Seems the FBI wants to force Internet providers to install custom surveillance software. You know, to make it easier to get your info.

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The #NSA has a secret program that collects user data from Apple, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, Skype, AOL and three other major tech companies six other tech companies 

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The Senate will not consider CISPA in its current form:

According to the chairman of a key Senate committee, the cybersecurity bill passed by the House is “important” but its privacy protections are “insufficient.”

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The Senate will not consider CISPA in its current form:

According to the chairman of a key Senate committee, the cybersecurity bill passed by the House is “important” but its privacy protections are “insufficient.”

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The IRS claims it can read your e-mail without a warrant

The ACLU has obtained internal IRS documents that say Americans enjoy “generally no privacy” in their e-mail messages, Facebook chats, and other electronic communications.

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Homeland Security: Let’s be clear about aerial drone privacy 

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After a year in the grave, can SOPA and Protect IP return?

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Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos

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Leahy scuttles his warrantless email surveillance bill 

Sen. Patrick Leahy has abandoned his controversial proposal that would grant government agencies more surveillance power, including warrantless access to Americans’ e-mail accounts, than they possess under current law.
The Vermont Democrat said today on Twitter that he would “not support such an exception” for warrantless access. The remarks came a few hours after a CNET article this morning that disclosed the existence of the measure.

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Leahy scuttles his warrantless email surveillance bill 

Sen. Patrick Leahy has abandoned his controversial proposal that would grant government agencies more surveillance power, including warrantless access to Americans’ e-mail accounts, than they possess under current law.

The Vermont Democrat said today on Twitter that he would “not support such an exception” for warrantless access. The remarks came a few hours after a CNET article this morning that disclosed the existence of the measure.

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Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants

Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans’ e-mail privacy. Then law enforcement complained. Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files.

Must read of the day

Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants

Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans’ e-mail privacy. Then law enforcement complained. Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files.

Must read of the day

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Fun fact: The FBI doesn’t need a warrant to read your old emails: 

Under the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, federal authorities need only a subpoena approved by a federal prosecutor — not a judge — to obtain electronic messages that are six months old or older. To get more recent communications, a warrant from a judge is required. This is a higher standard that requires proof of probable cause that a crime is being committed.

(HuffPo via MoJo)

Fun fact: The FBI doesn’t need a warrant to read your old emails:

Under the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, federal authorities need only a subpoena approved by a federal prosecutor — not a judge — to obtain electronic messages that are six months old or older. To get more recent communications, a warrant from a judge is required. This is a higher standard that requires proof of probable cause that a crime is being committed.

(HuffPo via MoJo)

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Can social networks protect your kids? 
Here’s a look at potential safeguards that companies may put in place in light of recent cases of alleged abuse and rape in youth-centric online communities.
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Can social networks protect your kids? 

Here’s a look at potential safeguards that companies may put in place in light of recent cases of alleged abuse and rape in youth-centric online communities.

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The top 25 most common passwords: 

  1. password
  2. 123456
  3. 12345678
  4. 1234
  5. qwerty
  6. 12345
  7. dragon
  8. pussy
  9. baseball
  10. football
  11. letmein
  12. monkey
  13. 696969
  14. abc123
  15. mustang
  16. michael
  17. shadow
  18. master
  19. jennifer
  20. 111111
  21. 2000
  22. jordan
  23. superman
  24. harley
  25. 1234567

Why do you think 1234567 is so much less popular than 123456 and 12345678?

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What the password leaks mean to you
Three companies have warned users in the last 24 hours that their customers’ passwords appear to be floating around on the Internet, including on a Russian forum where hackers boasted about cracking them. I suspect more companies will follow suit. Curious about what this all means to you?
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What the password leaks mean to you

Three companies have warned users in the last 24 hours that their customers’ passwords appear to be floating around on the Internet, including on a Russian forum where hackers boasted about cracking them. I suspect more companies will follow suit. Curious about what this all means to you?

Read on 

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How to get Homeland Security’s attention: Use these words on Facebook or Twitter

Among others:

  • Airport
  • Blizzard
  • Cancelled
  • Cops
  • Crash
  • Earthquake
  • El Paso
  • Exercise
  • Flood
  • Flu
  • Law enforcement
  • Terror
  • Pork
  • Sarin

Top keywords that Homeland security use to spy on you