The FBI is building a massive facial recognition database that could contain as many as 52 million images by 2015, including 4.3 million non-criminal images, according to information obtained by the EFF via a freedom of information request.
Two high-profile organisations, the UK parenting site Mumsnet and the Canada Revenue Agency, are the first known victims of the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability to experience data breaches.
The Commission suggests that, post-mega-acquisition (which has been OKed), WhatsApp should get users' permission before changing data collection.
How hard is Heartbleed recovery? How hard does Google Play try to keep the garbage out? And how hard are you trying to get over XP?
60 Second Security has the answers in a short, fun security video.
Documents have come to light in which Gogo brags about how it not only complies with a federal law for compliance with law enforcement; it actually goes above and beyond requirements to give law enforcement extra special surveillance sauce, it says. And it's not the only one...
Chet and Duck explain what you can do about the big ticket security news items of the past week.
The epic "Heartbleed" bug in OpenSSL, the last patches ever for XP and Office 2003, and Apple's attitude to updates and support all come under the microscope.
Facebook admitted that users are confused about privacy. Between a blue privacy dinosaur who's already popping up to remind us to check privacy settings and upcoming on-screen explanations of who's seeing what when we share, we'll all be a bit less muddled.
Users who haven't adjusted their privacy settings will see the experimental dino-message whenever they attempt to share a status update, link or photo that would otherwise be visible to everyone, hopefully eliminating accidental public postings.
Google's asking the high court to rule on the legality of its past snorting of unencrypted WiFi traffic in neighborhoods around the US.
"We don’t look at the files in your private folders and are committed to keeping your stuff safe", the company said in the wake of an internet freakout sparked by a user finding himself unable to share copyrighted content. Time to relax, or time to consider encrypting your files before they get to Dropbox (or any other cloud storage)?
The country's considering an overhaul of privacy laws that could make it illegal to record private conversations or activities without consent via Google Glass or similar wearable technologies.
EU says "A new fibre-optic submarine cable, connecting Latin America directly with Europe" will "enhance data protection". Is NSA evasion really the reason for new undersea cable projects wrapping around the globe?
Google's published a listicle about what it says are the Top 10 Glass Myths. Here's Naked Security's security- and privacy-centric view of some of those "myths."
What should you do about the latest Word zero-day? What does Mr Rockefeller think of SnapChat? And is that MS-DOS I see before me?
Watch 60 Sec Security for 29 March 2014, and find out!