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Ketchup launches as an iPhone app to help you make good on promises to hang out

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“Let’s hang out sometime.” We’ve all probably lost count of the number of times we’ve uttered the phrase, or something similar to it, and never actually followed up on it. While we can chalk many of those instances to a bit of insincerity, a new iPhone app called Ketchup wants...
Ketchup launches as an iPhone app to help you make good on promises to hang out
FTC could fine Google millions for Safari privacy breach

FTC set to hand Google record $22.5m fine over Safari privacy breach

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Google is reportedly set to pay a $22.5 million fine in relation to the scandal that broke out when the company was found to have overridden Safari’s privacy settings, with the potential to track Internet browsing sessions. The Wall Street Journal cites company officials “briefed on the settlement terms” who have revealed that...
FTC set to hand Google record $22.5m fine over Safari privacy breach
Telecom companies threaten to sue reporters for uncovering privacy breach with Google

Bravo's Silicon Valley: The Painful Truth Behind A Caricature Of Excess

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Sometimes I fear for the future of entrepreneurship in America. A stock market crash is a breath away from draining the cash hoards of popular venture capitalists, the Securities Exchange Commission could easily change its rules to cripple the startup ecosystem and we are one serious privacy breach away from...
Bravo's Silicon Valley: The Painful Truth Behind A Caricature Of Excess

It's A Good Thing Facebook's Competitor Path Raised Millions Of Dollars, Otherwise It'd Be Out Of Business

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Last February, mobile social network Path made an expensive mistake. Like many apps, it asked users if it could search their mobile contacts to make friend suggestions upon signup. Unlike many apps, Path never deleted the information from its servers. Even though it says it never used the stored information,...
It's A Good Thing Facebook's Competitor Path Raised Millions Of Dollars, Otherwise It'd Be Out Of Business

Boot up: the privacy problem, Google's tough path, the 9x email problem, RIM's latest woe and more

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Plus testing the MacBook Air as a real ultrabook, social networks in a single slide, OAuth's risk to data, why fragmentation won't matter and moreA burst of 11 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamWhat the Path privacy breach shows us about real privacy online...
Boot up: the privacy problem, Google's tough path, the 9x email problem, RIM's latest woe and more

Facebook denies reports of major privacy breach

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Facebook denied news reports of a major privacy breach involving users who saw their private messages from 2009 and before suddenly appearing on their viewable Timeline as messages posted by their friends....
Facebook denies reports of major privacy breach

Google 'faces $22.5m fine over iPhone and iPad privacy breach'

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Tech giant close to agreeing deal with FTC after cookie rejection settings in Safari browser were bypassed, according to reportsGoogle faces a $22.5m fine (£14.5m) for breaching the privacy of iPhone and iPad users after bypassing cookie rejection settings on the devices, according to reports.If confirmed, the fine would be...
Google 'faces $22.5m fine over iPhone and iPad privacy breach'

TNW's Daily Dose - "Record" FTC fines to Google, Kim Dotcom extradition pushed back and more

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“Record” FTC fine imposed on Google. Extradition of Kim Dotcom pushed back to 2013. Total TV shipments are falling in 2012. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Make sure to hit the subscription button of your choice below to get...
TNW's Daily Dose - "Record" FTC fines to Google, Kim Dotcom extradition pushed back and more

Apple compensates victim of ‘stolen iPhone’ iMessage bug

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Over the past couple of months there has been mounting evidence of an issue with Apple’s iMessage service that causes messages to continue being sent to a stolen device even after its SIM has been deactivated. Now, we have received information that, at least in one case, Apple is compensating...
Apple compensates victim of ‘stolen iPhone’ iMessage bug

LinkedIn will connect with a federal judge after privacy breach

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After an embarrassing security breach in early June that saw hackers expose more than six million passwords, social network LinkedIn is being hit with a class action worth at least $5 million. A complaint filed in San Jose cites a “troubling lack of security measures” and accuses LinkedIn of negligence...
LinkedIn will connect with a federal judge after privacy breach

UK Parking Enforcement Contractor Leaves Sensitive Driver Data Exposed; Compounds Embarrassment By Issuing Bogus Legal Threats

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Another day, another self-inflicted privacy breach. This time it's a UK private parking enforcement contractor that's leaving its supposedly-secret stuff right out in the open. UK Parking Control (UKPC) is accused of revealing photographs of Brits' cars parked with number plates clearly to be read and in some cases...
UK Parking Enforcement Contractor Leaves Sensitive Driver Data Exposed; Compounds Embarrassment By Issuing Bogus Legal Threats

Flickr Privacy Breach Sets Your Private Photos As Public

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Yesterday, Flickr sent me an email to politely let me know that hundreds of my photos that were set to private, were automatically set to public over a 20 day period. Flickr said that they have “identified a software bug that may have changed the view setting on some of...
Flickr Privacy Breach Sets Your Private Photos As Public

Four Facebook privacy settings for the new year

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Facebook's privacy settings are a pain point for many users: From the chaos it's caused after a privacy breach to the confusing settings after the launch of Timeline in 2011, securing your data and understanding who can see which parts of your profile have never been easy. Not even...
Four Facebook privacy settings for the new year

Boot up: Oink's data breach, Google's Asus tablet?, iTunes hacks and more

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Plus text advert blindness, US cybersecurity weakness, Xbox debut plans and moreA burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamOink's data privacy breach: download the data of any user with their own export tool >> Critina CordovaWhen Oink shut down yesterday, I used...
Boot up: Oink's data breach, Google's Asus tablet?, iTunes hacks and more

Flickr Admits To A Bug That Made Private Photos Public

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If you're a Flickr user, you may want to dig through that bulk inbox for an important heads-up from the photo sharing site. Reports have emerged that between January 18 and February 7, a portion of Flickr users' private photos were made public due to a software bug discovered during...
Flickr Admits To A Bug That Made Private Photos Public

Android Apps also have a backdoor to your photos

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Recent investigations into the untidy state of smartphone app permissions have led to a startling discovery—Android apps can siphon photos off your phone as long as you give the app permission to access an Internet connection. After throwing Apple into the fire for allowing social networking app Path to...
Android Apps also have a backdoor to your photos

Give Blippy Another Chance, They Deserve It

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Blippy is being tossed through the meat grinder today over a leak of several credit card numbers from users. The company lets people record and share their purchases with friends online.A darling of the technology and investment worlds, Blippy signed up the tech elite overnight, and raised $11 million in...
Give Blippy Another Chance, They Deserve It

Google could face FTC fines in the “tens of millions” for Safari privacy breach

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Remember that whole thing about how Google overrode Safari’s privacy settings to track your Internet browsing? Yep, that’s the one. It seems like Google is going to get more than just a slap on the wrist from the FTC, according to Bloomberg. Its sources say that Google could face fines...
Google could face FTC fines in the “tens of millions” for Safari privacy breach

Your Nude Photobucket Photos Can Still Get Fusked

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Photobucket, that almost-obsolete image hosting site almost no one talks about anymore, became news again this week with a nude-photo privacy-breach scandal related to a long-known-about security problem in how it links to photos. Photobucket says a fix has been available to users for two years, but based on this...
Your Nude Photobucket Photos Can Still Get Fusked
Verified: The Clipboard Data Privacy Scandal

Google faces legal action over alleged secret iPhone tracking

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10 million UK iPhone users could have grounds to sue Google after it sidestepped Apple security settings to monitor web habitsGoogle is facing a fresh privacy battle in the UK over its alleged secret tracking of the internet habits of millions of iPhone users.An estimated 10 million Britons could have...
Google faces legal action over alleged secret iPhone tracking

FTC offers mobile privacy guidelines, settles with Path on child privacy breach, improper data mining

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The Federal Trade Commission has released guidelines for mobile privacy that focus on informing users about how apps collect and use personal information. The FTC suggestions on improving data disclosure are aimed at major players in the industry, from app developers and advertising networks to the giant tech companies that...
FTC offers mobile privacy guidelines, settles with Path on child privacy breach, improper data mining
Google will pay $22.5 million to settle FTC privacy breach case

Google WiFi Data Caught In Legal Limbo

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As governments around the world continue to go overboard in their condemnations of Google's (admittedly bad) collection of open WiFi data via its Street View cars, much more interesting than the political grandstanding is the legal limbo mess that the collected data has been placed into. After realizing that it...
Google WiFi Data Caught In Legal Limbo

SXSW: Is Privacy on the Social Web a Technical Problem?

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How to deal with user privacy on social networks as they grow, mature and become more sophisticated has been a frequent topic of conversation at this year’s SXSW — and not just in researcher Danah Boyd’s keynote address that argued aggregating public information can be a privacy breach, and slammed...
SXSW: Is Privacy on the Social Web a Technical Problem?

A Secret Is No Longer A Secret Once You Tell The Internet

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Sure the headline of this post is just common sense, but I feel like we all need a reminder this holiday season, especially as all the salacious photo evidence from the past couple of nights is just hitting Facebook. For those of you that have been busy drunkenly accumulating that...
A Secret Is No Longer A Secret Once You Tell The Internet

Mobile Hotmail Privacy Breach Shows You Someone Else’s Inbox

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When we check our email or log into social networks on our mobile phones, it’s natural that we trust it will bring us to the right place. Microsoft is reporting that some Hotmail users have been accidentally shown other users’ inboxes when using the service on their mobile. In their...
Mobile Hotmail Privacy Breach Shows You Someone Else’s Inbox
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