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A year in cybersecurity and cybercrime: 2012 review

A year in cybersecurity and cybercrime: 2012 review

During the year, we have seen the destruction of SOPA and PIPA but the emergence of CISPA and similar laws around the world, a growing trend in hacks and scams, an explosion in malware, and states committing cyberwarfare on their friends and foes. Here's a run-down of what happened in 2012.

published November 16, 2012 by

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Tracking and analyzing your whereabouts with mobile devices

At the Where 2.0 conference in San Jose, Calif., Deborah Estrin, a professor of computer science at UCLA, says the capability of GPS mobile phones to record location over time creates a new wealth of analytics. For example, new opportunities will exist where information is gathered from multiple users that better enables the accuracy of local traffic conditions.

published April 6, 2010 by

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Google denies Street View has privacy issues

There are no privacy issues with Google Street View, a Maps-based project that offers 360-degree panoramic views of various streets in cities around the US, according to Google Australia's head of engineering. At the Google developer day in Sydney last week, Lars Rasmussen denied that privacy was an issue when it came to Google Street View because, he said, the images are all taken in "public areas".

published June 4, 2007 by

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Access Card not a general ID card: Keelty

The success of the proposed Access Card rests on how the private sector puts it to use, according to Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Mick Keelty.Keelty believes the private sector may use the Access Card as a general ID card when its real purpose was to ensure that the "right people" receive access to needed government services such as Medicare.

published March 4, 2007 by

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Homeland security chief on privacy

Chertoff, secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, appears at the opening of the Joint Regional Intelligence Center in Norwalk, Calif., on Friday, Aug. 18, saying that his department is indeed concerned with privacy. The intelligence center joins federal, state and local law enforcement in one facility as part of a post-9/11 effort to improve law enforcement collaboration.

published August 21, 2006 by

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PC Tools Desktop Maestro 3.0

PC Tools Desktop Maestro 3.0

As a tool for cleaning an untidy Windows registry, PC Tools Desktop Maestro seems to do a good job, and combines this ability with excellent privacy tools. However, users of Windows Vista may find Desktop Maestro being blocked by User Account Control.

published August 21, 2008 by

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ZoneAlarm Security Suite

ZoneAlarm Security Suite

ZoneAlarm Security Suite puts Norton Internet Security and McAfee Internet Security to shame with its easy-to-use features.ZoneAlarm's Security Suite is one of the best security suites we've seen.

published May 27, 2004 by

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