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Don’t Be Fooled by Its Spin: Facebook Plans to Remain a Data Company

It has been a tough few months for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He has gone from tipping his toe in the presidential waters to being hauled before Congress to defend his company’s privacy policy. His company has hit troubled waters, some of which stem from a lack of understanding of how the company really operates […]

Facebook apologises for data scandal in UK newspaper ads

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took out full-page ads in almost all of Britain’s national newspapers Sunday to apologise for a huge data privacy scandal. “We have a responsibility to protect your information.

Hackers Are Taking Your Data With These Two Tricks

Hackers Are Taking Your Data With These Two Tricks

Cybercriminals are using two deceiving maneuvers – phishing and ransomware – more and more in order to dupe unsuspecting people into giving out their personal information. Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive data (like credit card numbers, sales usernames, tadalafil passwords, social security numbers) for nefarious reasons, while ransomware is a type of infected […]

CISA (the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act): Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Internet Liberty

CISA (the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act): Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Internet Liberty

. . By Thomas L. Knapp Well into the third decade of widely available Internet access for regular people, it’s getting more and more difficult to focus public attention on threats to our freedoms in cyberspace. We’re tired of having to constantly keep track of and squash the latest political and bureaucratic schemes to seize […]

Pwnd Again: Don’t Trust These Jokers With Your Information

Pwnd Again: Don’t Trust These Jokers With Your Information

    By Thomas L. Knapp There’s an old television trope — I’m not sure where it originated — in which a shady-looking character walks up to a group, flashes open his trenchcoat to reveal a bunch of cheap (and presumably stolen) timepieces, and asks “anyone wanna buy a watch?” That image springs to mind […]

Chip Bok: Cyber War

Chip Bok: Cyber War

Preparation for Earthquakes: Monitor, Predict, Prevent, Control

Preparation for Earthquakes: Monitor, Predict, Prevent, Control

E-Mail, Shmee-Mail – Why Should We Care?

E-Mail, Shmee-Mail – Why Should We Care?

By Phil Erwin We now know that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton kept her own e-mail server, apparently at her residence, well beyond the reach of meddlesome Republicans. Whether that means beyond the reach of any hackers is not so clear, since it wasn’t behind a government firewall. Who set it up? Who maintained it? […]

California State Controller’s office gives citizens a peek into their local government’s financial data

California State Controller’s office gives citizens a peek into their local government’s financial data

By Debra Tash In an effort to make government more transparent, California State John Chiang’s office has a new interactive website that gives taxpayers access to their local government’s financial/fiscal data.  Chiang, who is termed out this election cycle, has “posted over 13 million fields of financial information, provided by California’s 58 counties and more […]

NSA Exploited HeartBleed Vulnerability–tech flaw leaks your personal data

NSA Exploited HeartBleed Vulnerability–tech flaw leaks your personal data