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Luluvise shows where your data can end up

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Women-only social network Luluvise lets its members rate the men they've dated – but should they be posting personal sensitive data without the men's permission?Luluvise describes itself as "a social network for women". It's loved by the technology media, racking up plenty of friendly articles since its launch late last...
Luluvise shows where your data can end up
Big data + cloud computing = $25M from Silicon Valley’s biggest VCs

IBM bans Siri on its networks over worries that Apple may store sensitive data

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Worried that Apple may be able to store sensitive queries and potential company secrets, IBM has put the kibosh on the use of Siri on its networks, Wired reports. IBM CIO Jeanette Horan confirmed that Big Blue had imposed the restriction, telling the publication that the company “worries that the spoken...
IBM bans Siri on its networks over worries that Apple may store sensitive data

In Mobile Apps, Free Ain’t Free, But Cambridge University Has A Plan To Fix It

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The issue of information privacy around free services like some mobile apps and social networks has often been met with a rebuttal from the other side of the argument: if the service is free, you the user are the product, and so you shouldn’t be surprised when your information is...
In Mobile Apps, Free Ain’t Free, But Cambridge University Has A Plan To Fix It

Cloud Security: DataLocker Lets You Encrypt Your Sensitive Dropbox Files For Free

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We’re all becoming increasingly reliant on consumer cloud services, as cloud storage providers like Dropbox make it easy to share and store files, folders, images, sync between platforms, and more. They make our lives easier, but because they store an enormous amount of potentially sensitive data, there are some inherent...
Cloud Security: DataLocker Lets You Encrypt Your Sensitive Dropbox Files For Free

Averail Raises $6M To Help Enterprises Share Documents On Mobile Devices

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Stealthy startup Averail has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Foundation Capital and Storm Ventures. In addition, the company has appointed Paul Holland, General Partner at Foundation Capital, and Tae Hea Nahm, Managing Director at Storm Ventures, to its Board of Directors. While some of the details...
Averail Raises $6M To Help Enterprises Share Documents On Mobile Devices
CloudLock aims to bring PCI compliance to Google Drive
SpiderOak: Dropbox for the security obsessive

Stripe attracts $18M in funding at $100M valuation

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Stripe, an online-payment system company going after PayPal, is said to have raised $18 million at $1oo million valuation from Sequoia Capital and other investors, Bloomberg reported Thursday. The deal has not been finalized but a few unnamed sources revealed that Sequoia was responsible for $17 million of the funding. Lawyer Michael...
Stripe attracts $18M in funding at $100M valuation

Mobile app security startup Appthority raises $6.25m from Venrock, USVP

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With smartphone penetration rising worldwide, resulting in the unstoppable increase in downloads and available distribution channels for available mobile apps, businesses can no longer afford to not think about riding the mobile wave. But there is a certain degree of risk involved with using mobile applications in an enterprise environment,...
Mobile app security startup Appthority raises $6.25m from Venrock, USVP

DARPA Director Regina Dugan Leaves Defense Department For Google

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Today brings some rather high-profile recruiting from Google: the director of DARPA, the Department of Defense’s research arm, is leaving after three years of heading the agency to join Google at a “senior executive position.” The news comes from a DARPA spokesman, who reports that Dugan felt she couldn’t refuse...
DARPA Director Regina Dugan Leaves Defense Department For Google
Attack against Microsoft scheme puts hundreds of crypto apps at risk
SpiderOak: Dropbox for the security obsessive

Biometric voice analysis of Trayvon Martin case concludes it was not George Zimmerman’s screams on 911 call

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The controversial killing of teenager Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman has become a national flashpoint for discussions of race and violence. Technology has now entered into the narrative, after an expert in  biometric voice analysis said the screams on the 911 most likely did not belong to Zimmerman. The...
Biometric voice analysis of Trayvon Martin case concludes it was not George Zimmerman’s screams on 911 call

Pastebin to police hackers' posts

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The owner of Pastebin says he plans to hire more staff to ensure any "sensitive" data exposed by hackers can be removed....
Pastebin to police hackers' posts
90% of popular SSL sites vulnerable to exploits, researchers find

Outrage as credit agency plans to mine Facebook data

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Everyone knows Facebook is full of interesting data that’s being exploited in all sorts of ways –- whether by startups building businesses on the social graph, or employers who are vetting job candidates using the site. But here’s a way in which you might not want your data mined: to...
Outrage as credit agency plans to mine Facebook data

Nortel Networks hackers had "access to everything" for years

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Nortel Networks suffered a security breach that for almost a decade gave attackers with Chinese IP addresses access to executive network accounts, technical papers, employee emails and other sensitive documents at the once-thriving telecommunications firm, The Wall Street Journal reported (subscription required). The publication, citing a former 19-year Nortel...
Nortel Networks hackers had "access to everything" for years

Zynga's YoVille gets hacked

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Hackers infiltrate the social game affecting gameplay and stealing users' virtual goods, but private and sensitive data isn't compromised. [Read more]...
Zynga's YoVille gets hacked

To Lock Down Mobile Apps, Cenzic Launches New App Testing Tools

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Software and SaaS security company Cenzic is today launching a new security product for mobile application developers which will allow for the testing of mobile apps on any platform – iOS, Android, J2ME, and more. The product will be the first that can test products without requiring developers to submit...
To Lock Down Mobile Apps, Cenzic Launches New App Testing Tools

FTC: Privacy Requirements May Be Relaxed for Small, Maybe Big Companies

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It's beginning to look a lot more like a "Consumer Privacy Bill of Suggestions" as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission today made recommendations about limiting the scope of any "Bill of Rights" emerging from the President's suggestions last February 23rd. Already, the framework is being presented as voluntary criteria for...
FTC: Privacy Requirements May Be Relaxed for Small, Maybe Big Companies

SSNs on P2P? The Feds found businesses that leaked private information

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saschaaa Back in 2010, the FTC conducted a probe revealing that a lot of sensitive customer data could be found on P2P networks, uploaded by companies that had pledged to safeguard that data. That led the FTC to investigate more specific impropriety, and today the Federal Trade Commission charged...
SSNs on P2P? The Feds found businesses that leaked private information
Major Android vulnerability gives apps access to sensitive data without permission

Norton Identity Safe locks your passwords in the cloud, spares your failing memory

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Norton's Identity Safe is a free online service that aims to end the curse of forgotten passwords. If you've got a few social networking accounts, then keeping track of all your keys can be tough. This service remembers all of your log-in details and inputs them automatically when you...
Norton Identity Safe locks your passwords in the cloud, spares your failing memory
iOS in-app purchasing fix can't be bypassed, hacker admits 'the game is over'

Notey, A Super Simple Way To Share Sensitive Notes

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Go here and use the password techcrunch. Notey is that simple. Just put your super secret message in the text input box, create a password, then share the URL and password. Done. Adam Sewell of MyGeek Computer Services created the little app to more easily share sensitive data. With Notey...
Notey, A Super Simple Way To Share Sensitive Notes

Why Your Company Won't Let You Use Your iPad At Work

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A new phenom is hitting the enterprise known as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and it will have a huge impact on our jobs in the next five years. BYOD sounds simple: let employees choose their own devices and software and let them use their personal devices like smartphones...
Why Your Company Won't Let You Use Your iPad At Work

99% of NASA's portable devices are unencrypted

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NASA could stand to tighten up the security of its data, according to a report filed with the US House of Representatives Wednesday. Virtually none of the agency's portable devices are encrypted, and 48 of them were lost or stolen between April 2009 and April 2011. One of those...
99% of NASA's portable devices are unencrypted

Head of iOS security to speak at Black Hat for the first time

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Apple Platform Security Manager Dallas De Atley is scheduled to present a talk at the annual Black Hat security conference on July 26. The talk, which will focus on "key security technologies in iOS," is the first official appearance by Apple since the conference's inception 15 years ago, and may...
Head of iOS security to speak at Black Hat for the first time
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