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Why Apple's iOS 6 Privacy Protection Will Backfire

The permission dialog boxes in iOS 6 will most likely result in less, rather than more, privacy protection for iPhone and iPad users.

Researchers Set New Cryptanalysis World Record for Pairing-based Cryptography

Researchers from Fujitsu Laboratories, Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and Kyushu University have set a new...

US Lawmakers Call for Online, Mobile Privacy Legislation

The U.S. Congress doesn't need to protect privacy of Web and mobile users, because self-policing efforts are generally working, a security firm's CEO says.

Password-Protect Your Files, Folders, and Drives with File Secure Free

This versatile utility not only safeguards your data, but also backs it up or shreds it. It can even lock your USB and external drives.

Facebook Acquires

Facebook has acquired, the facial recognition software company whose products power Facebook's photo tagging suggestions, according to a blog post.

NTIA to Address Mobile Privacy During July 12 Meeting

The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration will step up work on an effort to develop mobile privacy standards on July 12, when the...

Have LinkedIn's Security Woes Permanently Damaged the Social Network?

After last week's breach of the LinkedIn site, analysts are debating whether the attack will cause long-term damage to the social network.

Global Payments Says Data Breach Investigation Turned up a Second Breach

This time, it's not payment card data but personal information on merchant applications.

How to Permanently Erase Personal Files From a Company PC

To make sure the IT department keeps its mitts of your personal files, run a file-shredding utility to permanently destroy the data.

Flame Crypto Attack Was Very Hard to Pull Off, Security Researcher Says

The MD5 collision attack used by the creators of the Flame malware was significantly more difficult to pull off than an earlier attack that resulted in the...

Spokeo Data Broker to Pay $800,000 in FTC Privacy Case

Data broker and online people search service Spokeo will pay US$800,000 to settle U.S. Federal Trade Commission charges that it sold consumer profiles to other...

European League of Legends Game Players Have Their Account Data Compromised

Hackers have stolen account data from the European servers of popular real-time strategy game League of Legends (LoL), the game's developer, Riot Games...

Users Give Facebook's Privacy Changes a Thumbs Down

Voting on Facebook's proposed changes to its privacy policy concluded Friday morning Pacific time, with voters delivering a strong rebuke of the proposed changes...

Flame's Windows Update Hack Required World-class Cryptanalysis, Researchers Say

The Flame cyber-espionage malware makes use of a previously unknown cryptographic attack variant that required world-class cryptanalysis to develop, experts from...

American Shoppers Prefer Convenience of Online Purchasing, Neilsen Reports

This survey should make shopkeepers without an online store reconsider their strategy.