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A highly anticipated talk by two Carnegie Mellon University researchers on how to identify users of the Tor internet privacy network has been axed from the Black Hat USA 2014 conference next month.
Is Facebook turning a new leaf when it comes to privacy? Maybe, maybe not, but users might have a little more control over third-party apps connecting to the social network.
But could the push back against the NSA's comprehensive surveillance with new privacy-enhancing technology be jeopardised by community reluctance for large-scale collaboration?
Users of the social media network can no longer hide their profiles from folks searching for their names, a privacy feature which Facebook says was used only by "a small percentage" of users.
Network security company Juniper Networks investigated 1.7 million mobile apps. It concluded that free apps cost us our privacy, expose us unnecessarily, and most app permissions are unjustified.
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The social network is being hauled up for questioning by French privacy officials over the alleged publication of old private messages on people's timelines. However, the company says users are only seeing old wall posts.
Most Facebook users change their privacy settings, but because the world's most popular social network is used by hundreds of millions of people, this still means that tens of millions don't.
The AbruStop Privacy Protection package is a Mac OS X application firewall that protects the customer's private data by preventing,...
A group of Austrian students, whose complaints prompted Ireland's privacy regulators to give Facebook a stern ticking-off, has accused the social network of missing deadlines imposed by those authorities for implementing changes.Facebook has offices in Ireland that manage all its operations outside North America.
Methods used by the world's largest social network have become the de facto standard for trading private information for a convenient service, but privacy experts say it could be a generation before we see how the great Facebook experiment turns out.
Upstart social network Path was discovered uploading users' complete address book to its servers. Completely inexcusable in today's privacy-sensitive society.
Concerned about privacy? Use an online proxy, or the Tor network? A leaked FBI document suggests that these kinds of people may be considered "suspicious".
Microsoft's FUSE labs are working with students to try and improve tools we use in our everyday online activities. However, privacy concerns have appeared. What should students be aware of?
The Australian Privacy Commissioner has launched a formal investigation into Telstra's most recent privacy breach, which security experts have damned as worse than the recent Vodafone and Sony PlayStation Network breaches.
Facebook has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). From here on out, changes made to privacy settings on the social network must be opt-in: users need to agree first.
Google has delivered a way for people to opt out of having their wireless routers mapped by the company's Street View cars, as it was ordered to do by European data protection authorities.The company’s privacy chief, Peter Fleischer, wrote in a blog post on Tuesday that those wishing to opt out would have to rename their home wireless network, or SSID, so that it ends with the suffix '_nomap'.
There was a time when most Facebook users were not aware that the social network had privacy settings in the first place. Facebook CTO Bret Taylor says this is no longer the case.
Napster co-founder Sean Parker believes that Facebook's biggest problem is not privacy. He thinks that the social network is losing its power users to Twitter and Google+.
10 consumer and privacy groups have asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate Facebook. This is the second request to the FTC for a probe of the social network this week.
Paul Ceglia argues that Facebook violated his privacy by exposing his e-mail passwords in court. It's the latest episode in a legal battle where Ceglia claims he owns half of the social network.
Facebook is rolling out a major revamp to its privacy settings. The changes affect what you see on your profile as well as when you share content on the social network.
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