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Jun 24, 2014

Encrypted Web traffic can reveal highly sensitive information

Analyzing encrypted Web traffic can potentially reveal highly sensitive information such as medical conditions and sexual orientation, according to a research paper that forecasts how privacy on the Internet may erode. In a paper titled ”I Know Why Y...

Jun 21, 2014

The EFF wants to improve your privacy by making your Wi-Fi public

Conventional wisdom dictates that to maintain your security and privacy, you should encrypt your Wi-Fi network. But what if the conventional wisdom is wrong? The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) argues that partially opening up your home Wi-Fi ne...

Jun 23, 2014

Exposing hidden domain registrations could hurt innocent users more than criminals

Banning the use of privacy and proxy services to hide details of domain name registrants would scarcely inconvenience criminals but would have privacy implications for lawful users of those services, according to a study. The Whois system, a distribu...

Jun 23, 2014

Study: 7 in 10 concerned about security of Internet-of-Things

The Internet-of-Things is a thing. If you haven’t heard about it yet, get ready because we’re in the early stages of an explosion of technology that will connect, monitor, and in some cases share almost every aspect of our lives. Fortinet conducted a... #China #India #Australia #United Kingdom

Jun 17, 2014

British spies are allowed to intercept Google and Facebook traffic, official says

British spies are authorized to spy on British citizens’ Internet communications transiting through servers outside the U.K., a civil rights group has discovered. Privacy International uncovered the information as part of a lawsuit it filed against t... #Home Office #Google Inc. #Facebook

Jul 08, 2014

Social media users warned against falsely calling politicians paedophiles

Online flood of suspected child abuse allegations naming MPs and celebrities prompts privacy lawyers to issue stern warning over trial prejudice and defamation Internet users need to be careful about falsely labelling politicians as paedophiles amid ... #Home Office #Google Inc. #Facebook

Jun 23, 2014

Google buys security camera firm Dropcam for $55m in bid to take on Apple in home automation

Google is buying the makers of a $150 internet connected security camera, raising privacy concerns... #Home Office #Google Inc. #Facebook

Jul 08, 2014

Social media users warned against falsely calling politicians paedophiles

Online flood of suspected child abuse allegations naming MPs and celebrities prompts privacy lawyers to issue stern warning over trial prejudice and defamation Internet users need to be careful about falsely labelling politicians as paedophiles amid ... #Home Office #Google Inc. #Facebook

Jul 05, 2014

Don't hide your dark side from Google. Much better to tell all

The 'right to be forgotten' that has some people seeking to have past references expunged is puzzling It has been a distressing and troubling period for those of us who struggle to maintain a meaningful relationship with social media and internet tec... #Google Inc. #Facebook #Scotland

Jul 06, 2014

NSA intercepts: ordinary internet users 'far outnumbered' legal targets

Washington Post report says half surveillance files collected between 2009 and 2012 belonged to US citizens or residents When the US National Security Agency (NSA) intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period... #Washington Post Company #National Security Agency #United States