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Password hashes, email address stolen from third-party forum site less than week after DDoS attack
With the multitudes of accounts we have to deal with for email, social networking and other applications that require password authentication, we need a better solution.
After revelations that it had inspected a Hotmail customer's email as part of an internal investigation, Microsoft announced new rules last week. This week, following "uncomfortable" criticism of that policy, the company announced new rules: no inspections without a warrant.
Facebook is mining the leaked Adobe file containing over 100 million email and password combinations to improve its users' password security.
The well-regarded Groklaw intellectual property law news and analysis site is closing because its founder, Pamela Jones, feels she can no longer trust email for the essential privacy she feels the site needs to continue.
The only email service that you can trust with completely protecting your privacy is one that you build yourself.
Kim Dotcom's privacy company Mega prepares a 'cutting-edge' email encryption service.
An American company that specialized in highly encrypted email suspended operations today. The abrupt shutdown of Lavabit, a small Texas-based company, is suspected to be related to a court order related to its best-known customer, NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
The privacy law governing how U.S. law enforcement can access email data after a certain time has been passed unanimously across both sides of the Senate.
Hackers are slipping off with what they really came for — record numbers of password hashes and email addresses.
Probably for the better, the Justice Department has reversed its decision to fight for greater access to email accounts and private messages on social networks. Well, kind of.
As a US House committee prepares to meet to discuss changing outdated email privacy laws, the US government will today tell lawmakers that it wants greater powers to access email data, along with social networking data, such as Facebook and Twitter private messages.
Travelers face increasing privacy challenges when going through security checkpoints. Make your holiday travel less stressful and read some EFF guides for travelers with digital devices.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has been fined £120,000 after a member of its legal department sent emails containing sensitive information to the wrong address.
Orbitz, the online travel site whose business model is built on the word "cheap," says it treats you differently depending on whether you're a Mac or a PC. That's just the start of a privacy problem most people never think about.
In a blow to Microsoft's idea of having browsers block tracking cookies by default, the working group dealing with the issue at the World Wide Web Consortium has come up with a proposal that bars any automatic Do Not Track setting.The proposal is a "grand compromise", as Stanford University's Jonathan Mayer put it in an email on Wednesday, with the privacy advocates in the working group losing out on two of the scheme's three biggest elements.
Senator Richard Blumenthal is drafting legislation to stop employers asking for your Facebook password. He believes the law is required to stop the "unreasonable invasion of privacy."
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has spoken. Employers and prospective employers should not be asking you for your Facebook password. Doing so is invading your privacy.
Facebook says it will ask you to re-enter your password if you try to modify sensitive account information and have been logged in for more than 20 minutes. Anything over e-mail is still a scam.
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