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Ms. Smith (not her real name) is a freelance writer and programmer with a special and somewhat personal interest in IT privacy and security issues. She focuses on the unique challenges of maintaining privacy and security, both for individuals and enterprises. She has worked as a journalist and has also penned many technical papers and guides covering various technologies. Smith is herself a self-described privacy and security freak.

Microsoft Raises Privacy Issues With Tweaked TOS

Analysis: The new Microsoft service agreement follows Google's lead and allows it to share your data over all its cloud services.

Mass Surveillance and No Privacy Bill is 'For the Children'

What happens when stupid non-geeks write bills like SOPA and HR 1981? Rep. Lamar Smith says it's for the children, of course, and if you object to being spied upon online then you are some kind of guilty pro-child-porn lowlife pond scum sucker. Where does the stupidity stop?

Apple Cofounder Wozniak Praises Android

Steve Wozniak says he wishes his iPhone did all the things his Android does.

Every Time You Blink, Facebook Locks Out Two Potentially Hacked Accounts

New Facebook cybersecurity measures like Guardian Angels are supposed to help to protect the privacy of 800 million users. Officials said that 600,000 times a day, Facebook stops cybercrooks from accessing accounts, even though logins and passwords were guessed, phished, or stolen.