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Facebook nears settlement with FTC on privacy opt-in

The settlement addresses charges that the company misled users about how it would use their personal information. Facebook would be required to obtain user consent before making “material retroactive changes” but wouldn’t have to change current policies. I really hope I get feedback on this one, because honestly, I don’t know if I’m reading the […]

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Anonymous takes down El Salvadoran sites

Anonymous launched DDoS attacks against El Salvador’s government, forcing several websites to be temporarily taken offline. The full story’s here.

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DARPA pleads with hackers for help in cyberspace war

In a first-ever conference, officials warned that bloated security software is no match for lean, nimble malware as the country battles unnamed enemies. Here’s the full story.

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Anonymous shifts anti-Zetas operation to safer channels

Following the murder of multiple bloggers and reports that the Mexican drug cartel has hired narcohackers to help track Anonymous members for violent retaliation, the hacktivists have put into play a process that will hopefully shield Anonymous identities. Check out the story on Naked Security.

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A *really* crazy way to stay private and baffle the FBI

Instead of fighting an FBI investigation based on an erroneous report, Hasan Elahi instead resorted to data bulimia, giving them, and anyone wishing to access his site, more data than they could ever wish for. Question is, does this approach give Mr Elahi better privacy? I vehemently agree with those who suggest that guarding one’s […]

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A Timeline of Facebook user privacy freak-out

Hey Zuckerberg! Maybe your personal Timeline right about now should show some rethinking on how much of your users’ personal information you choose to make public as standard. Read the post on #Naked Security.

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Crowd-sourcing mischief on Google Maps leads customers astray

As if we weren’t already a drifting, confused mob of smartphone-jabbing zombies already, Google has presented a new way to baffle business customers. Read the story on #Naked Security. #social networks #spam #security

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