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The Privacy Shell Game, Part 1

With much fanfare, the Obama administration recently unveiled a blueprint to improve consumer privacy protections online in the United States. This consists of four parts: An online consumer privacy bill of rights, a stakeholder-driven process to specify how those rights apply in specific business c...

Loophole Could Give Android Devs a Private Picture Show

Similar to Apple's iOS, Android is apparently vulnerable to apps secretly copying photos. Android developer Ralph Gootee created a test app that masquerades as a simple timer but steals the most recent image on the user's smartphone and posts it on a public photo-sharing site. Critics said the devel...

FBI Chief Calls Cyberthreats Public Enemy No. 1

In the near future, cyberthreats will be the leading threat to the United States, FBI Director Robert Mueller warned in a speech on Thursday at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. Traditional crime, from mortgage and healthcare fraud to child exploitation, have moved online, while terrorists have b...

VMware Hatches Spring Hadoop Cross-Breed for Big Data

Virtualization giant VMware has unveiled Spring Hadoop, which integrates its Spring Framework with the Apache Hadoop platform. Spring provides a comprehensive, lightweight framework that will make it easier for devs to build solutions around the Hadoop platform, according to the company. Spring Hado...

Linux Fans Gorge on Raspberry Pi

Frantic buyers cleaned out the shelves of two UK retailers offering a small $35 Linux computer from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The credit-card-sized device, which is named after the foundation, plugs into a TV and a keyboard. It can be used to work on spreadsheets, play games, and do word processi...

Microsoft Opens Windows 8 Sneak Preview to the Masses

Microsoft launched its Windows 8 Consumer Preview at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Wednesday. The OS features a user interface similar to the one found on the Windows Phone mobile OS. It was designed to work on mobile devices, desktop PCs and all-in-one devices. Users can store settings ...

Yahoo Stares Down Facebook Over Website Patents

Yahoo is pressuring Facebook to pay licensing fees on several patents covering a variety of website functions like advertising, website personalization, social networking and messaging. Yahoo has a responsibility to its shareholders, employees and other stakeholders to protect its intellectual prope...

Are Security Vendors Living in Glass Houses?

What would happen if you paid taxes or protection money but didn't get protected because your protectors themselves were getting clobbered? Worse still, what if they didn't tell you they had been compromised and that you might not be safe? That situation played out recently after yet another company...

WikiLeaks Splays Stratfor Wide Open

WikiLeaks on Monday released the first 200 of what it says are 5 million emails stolen from global geopolitical analyst firm Stratfor. The emails, written between July 2004 and late December 2011, reveal Stratfor's web of informers, its payoff structure, payment laundering techniques and psychologic...

Social Network Users Dumping Friends and Locking Doors

Users of social networks, especially women and younger members, are managing their accounts better in recent years, Pew Research has found. About two-thirds of Internet users belong to social networking sites, and metrics for profile management have improved, Pew said. For one thing, users are clean...

Microsoft Gives Devs a Glance at Visual Studio 11

Microsoft will release a beta of Visual Studio 11 on Feb. 29, the same day it releases a preview version of its Windows 8 operating system. VS 11 is an integrated development environment spanning the entire software creation lifecycle from architecture to code deployment, testing and validation. It ...

Mozilla Stocks the Shelves for an App Store Grand Opening

The Mozilla Foundation will begin accepting developer submissions for its own app market at the Mobile World Congress, which will be held in Barcelona next week. The Mozilla Marketplace will let devs distribute and monetize their apps. It will also be the sole repository for cross-platform apps and ...

White House Looks to Nail Down Online Privacy Regulations

Undeterred by its battle to convince Congress to pass the cybersecurity legislation it proposed last May, the White House on Thursday unveiled a proposal for an online consumer privacy bill of rights. This is part of a blueprint to improve consumer privacy protection in the United States. The other ...

Google Sees a Bright Future in Smart Shades

Reports that Google is working on special glasses that will stream information to a display in one lens in real time have once again surfaced. The glasses will apparently hit retail shelves by the end of the year. They will be priced in about the same ballpark as new smartphones, meaning they'll lik...

Sony Hunts for Hardcore Gamers With New Vita Handheld

Sony officially launched its PlayStation Vita handheld gaming console in the United States on Wednesday, a week after it was made available online in a premium bundle. The WiFi-only version of the console is available at $250; the 3G/WiFi version goes for $300. Several games have been made available...

Is Anonymous Plotting a Power Play?

The United States National Security Agency has cautioned that the Anonymous hacker community might be able to cause a limited power outage through a cyberattack, according to a recent report. NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander has warned of the potential attack during meetings at the White House and ...

Microsoft Calls Google a Cookie Monster

Google is tracking users of the Internet Explorer Web browser without their knowledge, Microsoft has asserted. After news emerged last week that Google had bypassed the privacy settings of Apple's Safari browser, Microsoft researchers began looking into whether the search giant was also playing fast...

Google Caught With Hand In Safari’s Cookie Jar

Google is one of four online advertising companies that have sneaked around the privacy settings in Apple's Safari Web browser to track user activity, according to research from Stanford University graduate student Jonathan Mayer. All four surreptitiously submitted a Web form and placed trackable co...

Clik Aims to Appify the Universal Remote

Canadian company Kik Interactive, creator of the Kik Messenger smartphone texting app, has announced a new product called "Clik." Clik lets smartphone users take over any screen that's connected to a browser. Smartphone owners can simply use their devices to scan a code found on the screen they want...

Random Public Crypto Keys Aren’t So Random

Public key cryptography, a system used to secure online traffic, carries a significant flaw, a group of European and American mathematicians and cryptographers has found. Public key cryptography requires the sender and the receiver of a message to each have a digital key to encrypt and decrypt it, r...

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