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What the FBI Doesn’t Want You To Know About Its “Secret” Surveillance Techniques

David Smothers January 21, 2013

The FBI had to rewrite the book on its domestic surveillance activities in the wake of last January’s landmark Supreme Court decision in United States v. Jones. In Jones, a unanimous court held that federal agents must get a warrant to attach a GPS device to a car to track a suspect for long periods of time. But… Continue Reading »

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Google Wants to Kill Your Password

David Smothers January 20, 2013

  As our lives increasingly move to the cloud, the need for stronger passwords is more important than ever. But aside from avoiding easy-to-guess birthday/pet name passwords, what else can be done? Google is now investigating alternatives to the password – like an USB-based card from Yubico that would sign you into your Google account… Continue Reading »

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Now’s a really good time to update these Facebook privacy settings

David Smothers January 16, 2013

No, Graph Search doesn’t affect your privacy settings, but it surely makes digging up information about you really easy. Now’s a good time to review what you’re sharing and how you’re sharing it. As details of Facebook’s Graph Search unfolded this morning, users heaved a sigh of relief when they learned that Facebook would not be exposing our… Continue Reading »

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HOT:Oracle releases software update to fix Java vulnerability

David Smothers January 13, 2013

Emergency software update repairs vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. Oracle released an emergency software update today to fix a security vulnerability in its Java software that could allow attackers to break into computers. The update, which is available on Oracle’s Web site, fixes a critical vulnerability in Oracle’s Java 7 that… Continue Reading »

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