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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.

August 11, 2011 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.

October 12, 2010 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

September 29, 2008 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.

August 29, 2005 by

Privacy, security on Aust single-identifier group's list

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.

September 25, 2003 by

Database launched for crime victims

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

April 16, 2002 by

Yahoo updates privacy policy

The Web portal revises its privacy policy stating that Yahoo will share information to investigate circumstances involving illegal activity such as fraud, violations of its terms of service agreement, and the use of its service for potential threats.

March 28, 2002 by

Secret agents invade your PC

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.

February 13, 2001 by

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