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August 11, 2011 by

Coles wary over cloud, NFC security

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.

October 12, 2010 by

Facebook's new security tools are simple and smart

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.

September 29, 2008 by

BT to begin third Phorm trial

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

January 12, 2008 by

UPDATE: Facebook closes privacy hole

Well whaddya know. Earlier today I posted about my discovery that users of Facebook's mobile version could see all of their friends' email addresses that had been used to set up their Facebook accounts.

August 29, 2005 by

The golden opportunity that security vendors are ignoring

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.


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