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Reach Network is an address book app for iOS that updates your contacts' information in real-time

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Managing your address book on an iOS device has never been easy. The default Contacts app is robust on the iPhone, but updating profiles and user information is laborious. It’s far from seamless and often feels like a chore, similar to keeping on top of your email or calendar. Reach...
Reach Network is an address book app for iOS that updates your contacts' information in real-time

Should Facebook Be Worried About Diaspora?

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As Facebook has become an increasingly powerful magnet for controversy — over privacy and the way it handles user information, but also over the sheer size and dominance of the social network — interest has grown in finding some kind of open alternative. Perhaps the most obvious sign of that...
Should Facebook Be Worried About Diaspora?

Twitter releases data on government requests for user information

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US government makes 80% of all requests for Twitter user information, website reveals in its first transparency reportAlmost 80% of all requests made to Twitter for information on its users to be released in the course of criminal investigations or other probes are made by the US government, the micro-blogging...
Twitter releases data on government requests for user information
ACLU reveals secret FBI letters requesting user info

The Circuit: Lawmakers ask Apple about app privacy; Comcast; Obama heads to Hollywood

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Lawmakers ask Apple about app privacy: Federal lawmakers on Wednesday questioned Apple’s privacy practices, asking CEO Tim Cook if the company does enough to protect user information on iPhones, The Washington Post reported. Read full article >>...
The Circuit: Lawmakers ask Apple about app privacy; Comcast; Obama heads to Hollywood

Google will offer free Gmail voice calls for yet another year

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Google is giving its Gmail users a late Christmas present. The company announced today that Gmail users in the U.S. and Canada will continue to be able to make free domestic phone calls through next year.  Google will also continue to offer international calls at “insanely low rates,” the company said. Introduced in 2010, Gmail’s phone...
Google will offer free Gmail voice calls for yet another year

Twitter says sophisticated hackers may have accessed data on 250,000 user accounts

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Twitter announced late Friday afternoon that sophisticated hackers might have gained access to data associated with about 250,000 accounts on the site, and that the company believes “this attack was not the work of amateurs.” While the hacks only potentially affected a small percentage of Twitter users, the company urged...
Twitter says sophisticated hackers may have accessed data on 250,000 user accounts
Twitter fights back against subpoena of Occupy protester's tweets

'Android apps pass user data to advertisers'

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Research finds UK users' data is passed to US network – potentaily breaching European data protection lawsAdvertising networks used by apps in Android devices can get access to user information, according to an investigation by a UK information security company. MWR Infosecurity found that a significant number of the top...
'Android apps pass user data to advertisers'

Facebook CEO: private or public, It makes NO difference to us and advertising. Erm, what?

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So I’m stumped. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, has gone on record in a BBC interview to say that the idea that Facebook makes more money from advertisers by having more user information public is a “misperception.” He explains that, public or private, it makes no difference to the business whatsoever...
Facebook CEO: private or public, It makes NO difference to us and advertising. Erm, what?

Google Documents Government Snooping

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Google disclosed government requests for user data in the latest installment in its Transparency Report. The report documents an upward trend in requests that Google itself finds "troubling."  For this fifth installment of the interactive report, Google added the ability to view aggregated court orders and other requests across all countries.  From July...
Google Documents Government Snooping

Google testifies before House of Representatives, calls for updated email privacy laws

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Google's legal director of law enforcement and information security, Richard Salgado, is set to testify before the US House of Representatives this morning about the need for new email privacy legislation. In his written testimony, Salgado notes that the 1986 ECPA (Electronic Communications Privacy Act) doesn't reflect the "ways...
Google testifies before House of Representatives, calls for updated email privacy laws

Free Android App Scans for Aggressive Ad Networks

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Lookout Security today launched a free program that scans Android devices for evidence of apps that use any of 35 different ad networks, and tells users what kinds of ads will be displayed and what user information those networks collect....
Free Android App Scans for Aggressive Ad Networks

Your Evernote Password Has Been Hacked

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Evernote, the popular note-taking app on mobile devices and computers, has been hacked, forcing the company to reset all user passwords. In a blog post, Evernote said the hackers did not take any private user data or payment information. The system-wide password reset is just a precaution. Here's Evernote's explanation...
Your Evernote Password Has Been Hacked

Keeping our users secure

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As you may have read, there’s been a recent uptick in large-scale security attacks aimed at U.S. technology and media companies. Within the last two weeks, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal have chronicled breaches of their systems, and Apple and Mozilla have turned off Java by default...
Keeping our users secure

NBC.com hacked to serve up banking malware

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Websites affiliated with U.S. broadcaster NBC were hacked for several hours on Thursday, serving up malicious software intended to steal bank account details. On its own technology blog, NBC released a statement saying, “We’ve identified the problem and are working to resolve it. No user information has been compromised.â€...
NBC.com hacked to serve up banking malware

Privacy groups seek investigation of Facebook's retail data sharing

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On Monday we reported on Facebook's new plan to help advertisers judge the effectiveness of their ads by cross-referencing them with customers' offline retail purchases. The social networking giant established a partnership with Datalogix, a company that manages loyalty programs for a number of retail stores. Facebook hopes the partnership...
Privacy groups seek investigation of Facebook's retail data sharing

HTC settles with FTC over handset security flaws

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The Federal Trade Commission said Friday that it has settled with HTC America on charges that the handset maker did not adequately secure its handsets, leaving sensitive user information stored on smartphones and tablets at risk. Read full article >>...
HTC settles with FTC over handset security flaws

Facebook Says Employee Computers Were Hacked, No Evidence That User Data Was Compromised

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Facebook is the latest major Internet company to admit that it’s been victimized by hackers, but says it’s found no evidence that user information was compromised. In a blog post this afternoon, Facebook says it discovered the hack last month after “a handful of employees”... Please visit Marketing Land for...
Facebook Says Employee Computers Were Hacked, No Evidence That User Data Was Compromised

Twitter Has Three Days To Give Up Protester's Information

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Twitter must hand over an Occupy Wall Street protester's posts and user information within three days, or face a fine, Tiffany Kary at Bloomberg reports. New York State judge Matthew A. Sciarrino Jr. ruled today that if Twitter doesn't relinquish the posts by Friday, the court will review the company's...
Twitter Has Three Days To Give Up Protester's Information
Two-factor authentication is a false sense of security

Twitter releases first report on gov't requests for user information

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Twitter released a report on Monday about the user information requests it has received from governments this year and how it responded to them....
Twitter releases first report on gov't requests for user information

Google Shares How Often The FBI Sends National Security Letters For User Information

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How do you talk about requests for user information that legally, you can’t talk about. In the case of National Security Letters that Google receives from the US Federal Bureau Of Investigation, a start is to at least talk generally about the number of requests received. In a blog post...
Google Shares How Often The FBI Sends National Security Letters For User Information

Occupy protester to face trial in case related to Twitter subpoena

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Malcolm Harris, who has been in a battle with prosecutors over the privacy of his tweets, has plea deal withdrawn by judgeAn Occupy Wall Street protester who has been fighting with prosecutors to keep some of his tweets private looks likely to face trail next week after a judge withdrew...
Occupy protester to face trial in case related to Twitter subpoena

Twitter Hack Compromises 250,000 Accounts #BadNews

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Add Twitter to the list of this week's high profile hacks. Friday afternoon, Twitter joined the ranks of recently-compromised sites like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, disclosing that as many as a quarter of a million Twitter accounts may have been compromised in the intrusion. In...
Twitter Hack Compromises 250,000 Accounts #BadNews

The Secure IT Act has been revamped following privacy concerns, but faces long slog in the Senate

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TNW has reported incrementally on the status of cybersecurity legislation in both houses of the US Congress since the moment the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) began its trek to becoming a household name. As you certainly know by now, CISPA passed the US House of Representatives. The Senate is...
The Secure IT Act has been revamped following privacy concerns, but faces long slog in the Senate
UK internet monitoring bill set to be rewritten after privacy complaints
Social network login statuses of site visitors revealed by loophole

Facebook adds realtime Page updates and Graph Search insights for developers

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Facebook today announced two new features for developers building applications off of the social network’s platform. As part of its monthly Operation Developer Love initiative, it has updated its APIs so that its Realtime Updates service now applies to posts on Pages. Additionally, the company is releasing Search insights allowing...
Facebook adds realtime Page updates and Graph Search insights for developers

Bleeding Edge TV 420: OnStar API, FMV, RelayRides at CES

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We chat with Vijay Iyer of OnStar to talk about how the OnStar FMV mirror add-on is performing at retail, as well as the new announcement of the OnStar API. The OnStar API allows third-party developers to write code and apps that tap into OnStar's cloud of user information....
Bleeding Edge TV 420: OnStar API, FMV, RelayRides at CES
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