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Hackers target iPhone manufacturer to protest harsh working conditions

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Hackers protesting harsh working conditions at iPhone manufacturer Foxconn dumped what they said were megabytes of private data belonging to the outsourcing giant. "Note: The passwords inside these files could allow individuals to make fraudulent orders under big companies like Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Intel, and Dell," a group calling...
Hackers target iPhone manufacturer to protest harsh working conditions
‘Flashback’ trojan virus found to affect 600,000 Macs

Apple supplier Foxconn hit by hackers

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A hacking group calling itself Swagg Security claims to have breached security and publicly released names, passwords, and other private data from the Apple supplier....
Apple supplier Foxconn hit by hackers
US House passes CISPA

New iPad feature 'Dictation' sends/stores private data to Apple servers

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Dictation is one of the key features of the new iPad; however, using it requires more than meets the eye. Read all about it in this post....
New iPad feature 'Dictation' sends/stores private data to Apple servers

Upstart SugarCRM Raises Another $33 Million To Take On Salesforce And Microsoft (CRM, MSFT, ORCL)

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SugarCRM is up against a couple of noisy competitors -- Salesforce and Microsoft love to talk about their products and spend oodles on marketing every year. But the seven-year-old company has carved out a nice niche for itself: it's been cash flow positive since 2010, and has more than...
Upstart SugarCRM Raises Another $33 Million To Take On Salesforce And Microsoft (CRM, MSFT, ORCL)

A Robber Punched Me In The Face For My iPhone -- And It Happens All The Time

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I know what near death looks like. He is strong and wears a hoodie.  It was November 2010 at 8:30 p.m. in Russian Hill, an upscale neighborhood in San Francisco that is generally considered safe. I was walking home from the grocery store, carrying a bag of groceries in one hand and...
A Robber Punched Me In The Face For My iPhone -- And It Happens All The Time
Password Protection Act to prohibit employers from gaining access to Facebook accounts

Tech giants agree to new privacy rules

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Mobile apps will have to disclose how private data will be used before download under new agreementSix of the world's top consumer technology companies – including Apple, Google and Microsoft – have agreed that apps will provide greater privacy disclosures before users download them so as to protect consumers' personal...
Tech giants agree to new privacy rules
iPhone passcode security can be bypassed in less than two minutes [video]
Flawed sign-in services from Google and Facebook imperil user accounts

Your address book is mine: Many iPhone apps take your data

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Path got caught red-handed uploading users’ address books to its servers and had to apologize. But the relatively obscure journaling app is not alone. In fact, Path was crucified for a practice that has become an unspoken industry standard. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Foodspotting, Yelp, and Gowalla are among a...
Your address book is mine: Many iPhone apps take your data
Find Everyone You Can’t Google Or Facebook With YC’s Ark People Search

Google to be investigated over data cover-up claims

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Information commissioner says it is likely highly private details were deliberately captured from internet usersGoogle is facing mounting pressure after the information commissioner launched an investigation into claims that it orchestrated a cover-up of its capture of emails, passwords and medical records of people in the UK.The UK data watchdog...
Google to be investigated over data cover-up claims

Black-hat hacker group TeaMp0ison pranks UK’s Anti-terrorist hotline

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The black-hat hacking group known as TeaMp0ison has been trying to wind up Mi6′s Anti-Terrorist hotline staff with a prank call. According to a report on ZDnet the recording was announced in a tweet by the group and a YouTube video with a recording of the call plays out a conversation with...
Black-hat hacker group TeaMp0ison pranks UK’s Anti-terrorist hotline
Second Mac trojan discovered, also exploits Java vulnerability

EU: Google's new privacy policy breaches European law

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Remember how proud Google was when it unified all of its services under a single privacy policy? Well, Big G's excitement was tempered when the EU asked it to hold off on the policy's implementation while it investigated the changes. And its enthusiasm is likely all but extinguished now...
EU: Google's new privacy policy breaches European law

Google engineer in Street View probe identifies as a 'hacker'

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The engineer responsible for writing the code that led to tons of personal and private data being collected from the Google's Street View cars is found out and called a "GOD in the wireless community." [Read more]...
Google engineer in Street View probe identifies as a 'hacker'

Twitter Resists Subpoena to Release User's Data Without Warrant

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Twitter is contesting a court order requiring it to turn over private data on a user charged with disorderly conduct during the Occupy Wall Street protests in......
Twitter Resists Subpoena to Release User's Data Without Warrant

How Much - and How Little - the Web Has Changed in 9 Years

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For ReadWriteWeb's ninth anniversary last week, our founder and Editor-in-Chief Richard MacManus took a loving look back at how the site has evolved over the years. But RWW isn't the only thing that's stuck around even as it's changed over the past almost-decade. The Web has changed dramatically over...
How Much - and How Little - the Web Has Changed in 9 Years
Wired: NSA building massive surveillance facility, 'everybody with communication is a target'
House passes CISPA despite veto threats and a sea of angry Internet protesters
Mark Zuckerberg IMs give a glimpse into the origins of Facebook
Study: jailbreak apps upload less private data than Apple approved apps

Little Snitch network monitoring Mac App for $15

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From 9to5Toys.com: MacUpdate has Little Snitch for half off – $14.99 – today only. Little Snitch alerts you to outgoing network connections. A firewall protects your computer against unwanted guests from the Internet. But who protects your private data from being sent out? Little Snitch does! As soon as you’re connected...
Little Snitch network monitoring Mac App for $15

Square, Now Processing $4 Billion in Payments a Year, Launches Square Register

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Mobile payments start-up Square is introducing a new iPad app it hopes will effectively replace cash registers for small businesses and merchants. The new app, Square Register, comes with a free, detailed analytics system for business owners, and more integration with Card Case, Square’s consumer-facing app that allows people to...
Square, Now Processing $4 Billion in Payments a Year, Launches Square Register

Google: Government takedown requests up 103% in US, 49% in India, 4 new countries on Transparency Report

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Google has released new data for its Transparency Report, which provides details and data of government requests to takedown content across the company’s websites and services. The report — dated June-December 2011 — now includes details of government requests to take down blog posts, videos and other information on Google services during the...
Google: Government takedown requests up 103% in US, 49% in India, 4 new countries on Transparency Report

Don't let extreme anti-abortion groups infiltrate the mainstream | Kate Smurthwaite

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Attempts to access abortion data have left women scared and intimidated. We must guard against a rise in extremist activitiesIn the past five weeks 2,500 attempts have been made to hack into private data at the abortion provider The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), according to a BBC report. Though...
Don't let extreme anti-abortion groups infiltrate the mainstream | Kate Smurthwaite
Anonymous urges public to protest the European Union and INDECT [video]

Companies Raise Concerns Over Google Drive's Privacy Protections

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Some consumers and businesses, including The New York Times, are worried about how Google scans private data in its online storage system. Google says it isn't doing anything that the competition doesn't do, or from what it has done for years. Even so, some companies are showing concerns about what...
Companies Raise Concerns Over Google Drive's Privacy Protections
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