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Twitter to clear out inactive accounts and free up usernames

Company has been criticised for handling of move it says will reduce risk from hackingTwitter has announced it is to clear out inactive accounts, freeing up dormant usernames and reducing the risk of old accounts being hacked.But the company is facing criticism for the way it has handled the announcement, with many concerned that the [...]

By |2019-11-27T09:34:31-05:00November 27th, 2019|Blogging, Data and computer security, Digital media, Hacking, Internet, Media, privacy, social media, Technology, twitter, World news|Comments Off on Twitter to clear out inactive accounts and free up usernames

Stealthy Malware Flies Under AV Radar with Advanced Obfuscation

A threat campaign active since January customizes long-used droppers to infect victim machines and lift credentials and other data from browsers, according to Cisco Talos.

By |2019-11-15T09:48:55-05:00November 15th, 2019|browsers, chrome, Cisco Talos, droppers, Firefox, Hacks, Internet, internet browsing, Internet safety, Malware, online safety, privacy, Safari, Vulnerabilities, Web Security|Comments Off on Stealthy Malware Flies Under AV Radar with Advanced Obfuscation

These new rules were meant to protect our privacy. They don’t work | Stephanie Hare

The data protection laws introduced last year are failing us – and our childrenWho owns your data? This is one of the toughest questions facing governments, companies and regulators today and no one has answered it to anyone’s satisfaction. Not what we were promised last year, when the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, commonly [...]

By |2019-11-10T03:30:28-05:00November 10th, 2019|Data and computer security, data protection, Europe, European Union, GDPR, Internet, Internet of Things, Internet safety, privacy, Surveillance, Technology, UK news, World news|Comments Off on These new rules were meant to protect our privacy. They don’t work | Stephanie Hare

Farewell the ‘porn block’ – a PR exercise but lousy policy | Amy Orben

Without greater access to our online habits, politicians cannot frame laws for the digital ageThe UK government’s porn block was a dead man walking for months, if not years. It is long overdue that this attempt to curb children’s access to online pornography is scrapped. Almost two years ago, a close colleague and I sat [...]

By |2019-10-20T03:00:49-04:00October 20th, 2019|Children, Data and computer security, Internet, Law, Pornography, privacy, Society, UK news, World news|Comments Off on Farewell the ‘porn block’ – a PR exercise but lousy policy | Amy Orben

Apple Shares Some Browsing History with Chinese Company

The company acknowledged it’s using ‘safe browsing’ technology from Tencent, which has ties to the Chinese government.

By |2019-10-14T08:22:09-04:00October 14th, 2019|apple, browsers, Browsing, China, Google Safe Browsing, Government, Internet, ios, Johns Hopkins University, Matthew Green, privacy, Safari, Tencent, Tom Parker, Web Security, Xi Jinping|Comments Off on Apple Shares Some Browsing History with Chinese Company