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HTC Unit Settles Over Privacy Issues

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Smartphone maker HTC America agreed to beef up security settings on millions of its products as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission....
HTC Unit Settles Over Privacy Issues

Review: MightyText wields control over desktop texting

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Free texting service MightyText actually manages to live up to its name. The hardest part of using MightyText is the initial setup. Like many desktop texting services, it works with Android devices only, and requires that you install a mobile app on your phone. Once the mobile app is...
Review: MightyText wields control over desktop texting

Google admits tracking Safari users

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Internet giant says it circumvented security settings in browser to track users on desktops and iPhonesGoogle has come under attack for violating users' privacy and ignoring their wishes after admitting that it intentionally circumvented security settings in Apple's Safari browser to track users on both desktop computers and iPhones.A number...
Google admits tracking Safari users

'Trusted Contacts' lets users turn to friends for help logging into Facebook

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Facebook today announced “Trusted Contacts,” an update to its “Trusted Friends” security feature that sends access codes to a few of a user’s close friends in order to help the person regain access to their account when needed. Users will now be able to designate their Trusted Contacts in advance...
'Trusted Contacts' lets users turn to friends for help logging into Facebook

Java's new "very high" security mode can't protect you from malware

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Security researchers have uncovered a newly discovered bug in Oracle's Java framework that allows attackers to bypass important security protections designed to prevent malware attacks. The security improvements were introduced in Java 7 Update 10, and they came after a spate of in-the-wild attacks exploited fully patched versions of...
Java's new "very high" security mode can't protect you from malware

Yet another Java vulnerability discovered, researchers recommend disabling browser plug-in

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Following an attack on a smaller number of corporate Macs that exploited exploited a flaw in the Java browser plug-in, researchers from security firm FireEye are warning users of yet another new Java zero-day vulnerability. According to a blog post published yesterday (via IDG), browsers running Java v1.6 Update...
Yet another Java vulnerability discovered, researchers recommend disabling browser plug-in

Facebook users raise privacy concerns as company tweaks security settings

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Reports - and myths - about user privacy abound on Facebook. Is it time for the social network to be more open with users?In the weeks since Mark Zuckerberg trumpeted Facebook's growth to 1bn monthly users, there has been a lot of focus on the social network's struggle to convince...
Facebook users raise privacy concerns as company tweaks security settings

Path app gets enhanced security features, more friend finding options in latest update

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Less than a week after being accused yet again over user privacy issues, social networking app Path on Friday released an update with enhanced security settings and a bevy of new features.    ...
Path app gets enhanced security features, more friend finding options in latest update
Facebook's beefs up your personal security using your best friends
LinkedIn adds two-step verification as services rush to fight off hackers

Mocana raises $25M to secure the enterprise app boom

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Security in the age of bring-your-own-device and the Internet of things is making life more difficult for IT managers, who have to secure not just an exploding number of devices but also the applications and software that runs on them. But that, in turn, is opening up more opportunities for...
Mocana raises $25M to secure the enterprise app boom
Google to pay $22.5 million to settle FTC privacy charges

How will the new law on cookies affect internet browsing?

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Websites track visitors' activity, but will legal changes to users' consent make a difference to the Guardian or other sites?Join our Tracking the Trackers project to find out moreWe are being watched. The websites we visit, and the advertisers who promote products on those sites, are tracking our online activity,...
How will the new law on cookies affect internet browsing?

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

Box CEO Aaron Levie Launched 15 Startups As A Teen

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While other kids were out playing soccer or getting into trouble, Box CEO Aaron Levie and one of his best friends, Jeff Queisser, would hang out at home and launch startups. They started something like 15 companies, Levie told ReadWrite''s Dan Lyons in an interview last week, including one called...
Box CEO Aaron Levie Launched 15 Startups As A Teen

Google agrees to pay largest fine in FTC history for bypassing Safari privacy settings

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Google on Thursday agreed to pay a record $22.5 million penalty for illegally sidestepping security settings in Apple's Safari web browser, bringing an end to a six month investigation aimed at better protecting consumers' privacy rights online....
Google agrees to pay largest fine in FTC history for bypassing Safari privacy settings

Mimecast Raises $62M For Microsoft Exchange And Office 365 Cloud-Based Email Management System

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Mimecast, a startup that offers a email archiving, continuity, and security software for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365, has raised $62.15 million in Series C funding led by private equity firm, Insight Venture Partners, with existing investor Dawn Capital also participating. This brings Mimecast’s total funding to over $80 million....
Mimecast Raises $62M For Microsoft Exchange And Office 365 Cloud-Based Email Management System
MokaFive launches app to secure iPads and iPhones for work

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (RIMM, GOOG, AAPL, BKS)

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Good morning! Here's the news: The BlackBerry PlayBook finally got updated with a native email app. Barnes & Nobel is about to launch a cheaper Nook to compete with the Kindle Fire. Three Australian ex-Googlers are reimagining the future of email with Fluent.io. Twitter just partnered with Yandex, Google's...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (RIMM, GOOG, AAPL, BKS)
New BlackBerry 10 beta showcases upcoming OS features

Microsoft fights back against Xbox Live account threats, begs you to update your security settings

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Redmond's console gaming network may not have suffered a breach of security comparable to last year's PSN fumble, but that doesn't mean it hasn't braced for impact. According to Xbox Live General Manager Alex Garden, Microsoft has made great strides in account security by taking legal action against sites...
Microsoft fights back against Xbox Live account threats, begs you to update your security settings
White House Unveils Plans For Consumer Privacy Bill Of Rights

Apple: Yes, The iPad Has WiFi Issues, Here Are Some Tips

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The iPad has been having some serious WiFi issues, with everyone and their dog complaining about its lack of signal awareness and sluggish network rejoin capabilities.Apple is now admitting to some of these issues today, by releasing new support documentation covering the problem of iPads not reconnecting to known WiFi...
Apple: Yes, The iPad Has WiFi Issues, Here Are Some Tips

Facebook rolls out Trusted Contacts, a password recovery feature to protect accounts against hackers

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On Thursday, Facebook announced the global launch of its Trusted Contacts password recovery feature. With this service, users can designate between three to five friends who can be contacted if there are any problems accessing the user’s account. It’s an enhanced security measure designed to make it more difficult for...
Facebook rolls out Trusted Contacts, a password recovery feature to protect accounts against hackers

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

Java exploit: security experts warn of malware flaw

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Users warned to disable Java software in web browsers after discovery of flaw used to spread malwareSecurity experts are warning people to disable Oracle's Java software in web browsers, following the discovery of a zero-day flaw that has already been used to break into computer systems and spread malware.Web security...
Java exploit: security experts warn of malware flaw

Google insists Google Wallet is safer than plastic, despite recent issues

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Google has issued a response to the recent security issues that were raised with its Google Wallet mobile payments system last week, claiming that the service is safe and even more secure than physical cards. We revealed on Thursday that a team of developers at zvelo had demonstrated how the PIN verification...
Google insists Google Wallet is safer than plastic, despite recent issues

Oracle issues emergency fix for Java software

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Fix follows claims Java being exploited to carry out identity theft and other crimes, but security flaws remain, researchers sayOracle has issued an emergency fix for its Java software, which security experts said is being exploited to carry out identity theft and other crimes -- but flaws remain which can...
Oracle issues emergency fix for Java software

Google fined $22.5M for bypassing Safari privacy settings

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday ordered Google to pay a $22.5 million civil penalty for sidestepping security settings in Apple's Safari web browser, bringing an end to a nearly six month long investigation....
Google fined $22.5M for bypassing Safari privacy settings
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