“nations all over the world are increasingly logging and monitoring communications data, many even without just cause …. In the worst cases, countries are actually listening in on their own citizens, remotely hacking into their computers and turning on Web cameras, or logging in and intercepting Skype calls.”
Actually, Most Countries Are Increasingly Spying [...]
A short (4m23s), but worthwhile video about WiFi security.
Busting wireless security myths – YouTube.
Sorry? Is a US report recommending ransomware to target copyright thieves? (via Naked Security)
Although only a small part of the report it seems to seriously recommend that businesses and governments use malware and hacking to fight back against corporate snooping and copyright dodgers.
But remember that they would be targeting those that they _think_ [...]
Surprisingly, only 11.4 percent of the estimated 450 million people worldwide who use the Firefox desktop browser had activated the Do Not Track setting.
The Final Round of Negotiations Over a Consumer Privacy Mechanism – (via NYTimes.com).
An informative and amusing look at online tracking (short video of 3m41s).
Online tracking debate heats up after flaws exposed (via BBC News)
The IRS has quietly upgraded its technology so tax collectors can track virtually everything people do online.
IRS tracks your digital footprint (via MSN Money).
The 2.7 billion new likes that Facebook generates *every day* has resulted in an ever-expanding pool of data available to marketers, managers, and just about anyone else interested in users’ inner lives, especially those who aren’t careful about their privacy settings.
via Think before you click the Like button on Facebook (via IBNLive)
“One idea that’s been thrown around is to simply open up the site to kids under the age of 13″
Facebook Still Has a Big Problem with Underage Users, and They Know It (via WebProNews)
As Java is used in the majority of online ‘drive-by’ hacking attacks (by last year’s statistics), you should disable it on your PC. Now.
Department of Homeland Security: Disable Java Unless It Is Absolutely Necessary (via NYTimes.com).