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Facebook justifies its support for CISPA, a bad cyber security bill
Cell phone service comes to 30 more NYC subway stations -- but the MTA dodges the terrorism question

Google Chrome for Windows gets more secure Flash player, gives users a browsing sandbox safety net

www.engadget.com
Chrome turned 21 last week, and in that new version, Google's made playing Flash videos in its browser even safer... for Windows users, anyway. This latest release puts Adobe's Flash Player plug-in for Windows in a sandbox, much as Chrome 20 did for Linux. This sandbox is "as strong"...
Google Chrome for Windows gets more secure Flash player, gives users a browsing sandbox safety net

Google Public DNS Now Handles 70 Billion Requests Per Day, 70% From Outside U.S.

siliconfilter.com
Google just announced that its public DNS service now handles an average of more than 70 million requests per day. While Google doesn’t often talk about its public DNS service, this is clearly a success story for the company. In comparison, OpenDNS, which is likely Google’s closest competitor in this...
Google Public DNS Now Handles 70 Billion Requests Per Day, 70% From Outside U.S.

Internet Explorer flaw lets websites track your every mouse movement, and MS refuses to fix it

www.extremetech.com
Security flaws are inevitable in operating systems and applications. Modern software is incredibly complex, and even the best developers in the world aren’t perfect. How the public responds to security flaws largely depends on how the developer reacts to the exploit. If it responds quickly with a promise to patch...
Internet Explorer flaw lets websites track your every mouse movement, and MS refuses to fix it

Hotspot Shield Crosses 10M Installations On Android And iOS, Showing Strong Appetite For Mobile VPN

techcrunch.com
Virtual private networking is a great way to accomplish a number of things, including making sure that your secrets stay your own, protecting against malware attacks, and getting around the geoblocking of audio and video content from networks, labels and basically anyone who wants to restrict your sweet, sweet access....
Hotspot Shield Crosses 10M Installations On Android And iOS, Showing Strong Appetite For Mobile VPN

Mozilla to enable click to play for all Firefox plugins by default, except the latest Flash version

thenextweb.com
Mozilla on Tuesday announced a massive change to the way it loads third-party plugins in Firefox. The company plans to enable Click to Play for all versions of all plugins, except the latest version of Flash. The company would not reveal when this change will come into effect, but we...
Mozilla to enable click to play for all Firefox plugins by default, except the latest Flash version

Barclays iPad order could open door to wider bank use

www.guardian.co.uk
Rollout to front-office staff follows pilot trial in 2011 by senior staff as tablet shows security benefits - and Apple gains enterprise credibilityBarclays is ordering roughly 8,500 iPads for front-office staff in its 1,600 branches - an average of five per branch - in one of the largest uses so...
Barclays iPad order could open door to wider bank use
Microsoft Launches Windows 8 After 1.24B Hours Of Public Testing, Available On Over 1,000 Certified Devices

With Google out of the picture, WebKit's open-source developers plan removal of Chromium code and references

thenextweb.com
With Google’s announcement yesterday to fork WebKit and build a new rendering engine called Blink, the WebKit team has announced plans to streamline the project. Since the rendering engine no longer needs to support the Chromium port, there’s a huge slew of code that can be removed. Here’s the high-level...
With Google out of the picture, WebKit's open-source developers plan removal of Chromium code and references
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