Telstra has conducted a world-first trial of LTE-Broadcast, which the company says can be used to reduce congestion on the network when software updates are pushed out.
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The Central Monitoring System, which intercepts phone and Internet data, will commence its pilot trial next month in a limited manner, observing a set of strict privacy guidelines and bypassing input from telcos.
Facebook has outlined significant changes to its privacy (aka Data Use) policy and is asking its users for feedback. The company has also scheduled a live Q&A video for this coming Monday.
The IT head of supermarket giant Coles yesterday expressed extreme hesitance to move any customer data to the cloud or conduct an expansive trial of near-field communication (NFC) payments technology, saying that security and data privacy issues keep him up at night.
Flash Player 10.3 is now available to download for Android and desktop devices, bringing with it updated security and privacy features.
I'm not completely satisfied with the Kinect's privacy options, and I'd like to see Microsoft go further with one of its upcoming Xbox system updates.
Facebook is infested with a new worm, hijacking status updates and spreading like wildfire to other users. Another bit of evidence towards Facebook being insecure, and lax with user privacy and data?
Facebook is rolling out three small, yet pretty significant, security features that should help alleviate some of the privacy vulnerabilities that users - not Facebook - cause.Temporary passwords, remote logouts and account recovery updates are all intended to give users more ways to protect themselves.
Revising or simplifying online privacy policies is not always beneficial to netizens, but such efforts are necessary in increasingly connected digital world, analysts say.
Google's Achilles heel has always been privacy. Will this make a difference?
After a delay of over half a year, BT will begin on Tuesday another trial of the ad-serving tech that has been opposed by peers, privacy campaigners and thinktanks
During a recent e-mail interview with Comcast spokesperson Jeanne Russo, I learned that the company is providing up to seven free copies each of McAfee's Viruscan, McAfee's Personal Firewall Plus, and McAfee's Privacy Service (for parental control and identity theft protection) to it's subscribers. The offer includes any updates as long as customers continue to subscribe to Comcast as their broadband Internet Service Provider.
Sun Microsystems updates its Java System server software to comply with security and privacy guidelines set forth by the Sun-backed standards group Liberty Alliance.
The Australian Communications Authority (ACA) has convened a working group to study the privacy and security implications of mapping telephone numbers to Internet Protocol numbers ahead of a trial next year. The Australian ENUM Discussion Group, which is hosted by the ACA and looks at issues involved in the Australian trial of ENUM, on Monday established a working group to study the interrelated issues of privacy and security.
The U.S. Justice Department has set up a new database system to keep crime victims updated on cases. The Victim Notification System, launched Tuesday, is a joint project of the FBI, the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, all units of the Justice Department. GRC International, a subsidiary of AT&T, was awarded the contract to develop the system in July 2000. The VNS allows victims and their families or guardians to be notified of each step in a case, including arrest, trial date and incarceration. Victims can be notified through letter, e-mail, fax or pager, and can call an 800 number to get updates. The system uses an Oracle database and allows caseworkers to enter data through a Web interface, she said. It handles information for more than 80,000 victims, including 3,000 victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. --Margaret Kane, Special to ZDNet News
Phone-home applets in softwares routinely verify with vendors about patches and updates. But they are a backdoor of sort, presenting a security and privacy threat to the user.
Summary: The Supreme Court is looking at a case that will make your DMV records available to just about anyone. CyberCrime's Luke Reiter reports.
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