Google is planning to unveil its own ad tracking technology to replace today’s third-party cookies. The move would potentially give people more privacy while browsing the web … and, of course, make Google even more powerful in digital advertising.
The bad guys of the Internet target high-volume searches — like those for celebrity names. So if you want to avoid malware, avoid searching for these 10 celebs.
Iranian Internet users were able to access Facebook and Twitter for the first time in four years on Monday, but that wasn’t a sign Iran was loosening its restrictions on the social media sites. It was just a big, fat glitch.
File storage company Hightail acquired security company adeptCloud today, continuing its quest to compete with major names in the cloud file-sharing industry.
Hewlett-Packard is introducing self-healing computing startup software that can repair itself after a malware attack.
Wickr launched on the Android operating system today, promising to keep your information safe from both rogue governments and hackers.
Believe it or not, we’ve come to a place in this world where your phone needs a condom, too.
One Russian senator is on a crusade to take Twitter to task for violating laws on privacy — from the EU’s Articles of Convention on Human Rights to Russia’s own Personal Data Law.
The transparency report has quickly become the potential saving grace of privacy, but why is it so important?
The special relationship between the United States and Israel is even cozier than we realized.
Box security head Justin Somaini says the enterprise-focused file-storage company will never give the government backdoor access to your data.
Remedy adds former Epic president Mike Capps and F-Secure’s Christian Fredriksson to its board.
Netflix takes resiliency so seriously that it uses virtual “monkeys” to cause unpredictable failures throughout its production system — just to make sure its fail-safe systems are working.
When is the iPhone 5S home button not a home button? When it’s a fingerprint scanner.
It’s now a safe bet that Apple’s next iPhone will sport a fingerprint scanner.
Land of the free and the home of the brave? Our tax dollars at work.
Guest Post I reviewed more than 130 cloud and SaaS services and the results were a bit unexpected.
Transparency reporting is getting trendy, guys. Yahoo announced today that it will release a transparency report for data requests from governments around the world — and we’re glad it is.
If you’re not paying for the product, you are the product.
Yesterday’s news about the government’s ability to crack most forms of encryption is old news, according to the Office of the Director on National Intelligence (ODNI).
You rely on encryption every day, but it isn’t as safe from curious government eyes as you once thought it was.
Google pulled its Authenticator, the app that releases codes to be used for two-factor authentication, from the Apple App Store today after its latest update deleted existing user data.
Mobile security company Lookout may have made its name with consumers, but it’s eyeing a much larger — and more lucrative — market: the enterprise.
Coding platform Github is giving its users a little more security today through two-factor authentication.
Guest Post “These vendors are becoming our feudal lords, and we are becoming their vassals. We might refuse to pledge allegiance to all of them … But either way, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to not pledge allegiance to at least one of them.”
The Syrian Electronic Army, which usually attacks publications, redirected the Marines.com website to its own with a letter for those in the military.
The Drug Enforcement Administration has access to a huge amount of AT&T through a special program called Hemisphere.
Der Spiegel claims it has seen documents from Edward Snowden regarding the spying efforts on Al Jazeera.
Department of Justice granted Google a “stay” on its decision about whether the company can release information about FISA data requests.
The U.S. government will now release its own form of a transparency report, which is expected to debut later this fall.
Facebook changed its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities today to reflect new ways the social network can use your data. One of those ways? The network may now use your profile photos as more fodder for its facial recognition technology.
The U.S. government has majorly increased spending on surveillance programs, surpassing the levels seen during the Cold War. The CIA, which has been criticized in the years following 9/11, however, seems to be taking home the most of thismoney.
Editor’s Pick “I’m pretty sure Paypal is an actual terrorist organization,” said one Redditor, who claimed to have lost $1,000 in a PayPal transaction.
PowerCloud Systems is fulfilling the promise from its Kickstarter campaign by shipping its Skydog Wi-Fi router to more than 1,000 of its crowdfunding supporters. That means the Skydog and its companion mobile app are shipping on time.
The world supposedly learned the names of two Syrian Electronic Army hackers today, but the organization responsible for attacks on The New York Times, CBS, and other organizations denies the report’s accuracy.
The NY Times could have protected itself by having what is called a “registry lock” in place, which prevents domain transfers or changes to the DNS details. In fact, having that lock in place is likely the only thing that prevented Twitter.com from suffering the same fate as the NY Times.
Guest Post Freddie Laker is the founder and CEO of Guide.
The New York Times went dark today, the second time this month the publication was unavailable for a significant amount of time.
Facebook released its first Global Government Requests Report only a couple months after the news of PRISM hit, sending major tech companies into a reputation-defending tizzy.
“Sync skips the cloud to deliver files faster and safer,” BitTorrent says.