How bad is the latest Microsoft Word 0-day? Does OS X really need patching less often than Windows? What does Gmail's move to HTTPS-only really mean? And if WhatsApp has privacy coded into its DNA, is it coded into its app, too?
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A spyware app developed by two researchers has shown that Google Glass can be used to secretly take photos of whatever a Glass wearer is looking at without their knowledge - making the Glass user the one whose privacy and security is potentially compromised.
A long-running legal dispute that was settled is now bubbling up once again. Namely, the way that Facebook appropriates children and teen users' names and photos for "Sponsored Story" ads when users "Like" something, regardless of whether such users want to be seen as endorsing the subject of their thumbs-upping.
How do you get spyware on your victim, er, target's phone? Have Mac users changed their attitude to security? And how deep does privacy run at WhatsApp?
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Google is now using an always-on HTTPS connection and encrypting all Gmail messages moving internally on its servers.
Microsoft has admitted that it had read a former employee's email to confirm he had leaked confidential company information. While the search is considered legal, the company's actions have drawn attention from privacy violation critics.
They had a racket wherein one site posted sexually explicit photos without permission of subjects. When victims panicked and asked for the photos to come down, they got sent to another site that charged as much as $350 each to remove the illicit content.
WhatsApp, the super-popular SMS replacement acquired by Facebook for $19 billion, continues to wrestle with a thorny problem.
How can it tame the public's attitude to its own attitude to privacy?
The National Security Agency has the ability to record every single one of a foreign country's telephone calls and then play the conversations back up to a month after recording, according to a report by The Washington Post.
Three men have been indicted in a New Jersey court, charged with participating in an identity theft conspiracy which could have cost its victims upwards of $15 million.
Jan Koum, co-founder and CEO of Whatsapp, has responded to concerns that have surfaced since the company was acquired by Facebook.
The suit charges the company with surreptitiously building profiles of students by scanning their email in order to target advertising at them.
Many of us know what PCI DSS stands for, but we haven't actually read through the standard.
John Shier was one of them - so he decided to put things to rights...
You used to have to get your hands on somebody's gadget to eavesdrop on them like a creepy stalker, but no more! Now, you can just buy your target a boobytrapped bugging device-cum phone, wrap it up with a pretty bow, and try to pretend that you're not trampling on their privacy when you "gift" them with it.
Paul Ducklin looks at a recent Bitcoin phish, and offers some tips on how not to get suckered in just because things look familiar...
This week, the European Parliament met and discussed written testimony from US whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The EU legislators also passed a new pan-European data privacy law backed by stiffer penalties...
Which browser plugin withstood PWN2OWN? How big was the latest South Korean megabreach? What happens when hackers attack phishers?
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Mark Zuckerberg has phoned the US president to vent his frustrations over alleged internet surveillance.