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How to Lock Down Your Facebook Privacy Before Graph Search Strikes

David Smothers February 23, 2013

How to Lock Down Your Facebook Privacy Before Graph Search Strikes David Nield Graph Search is Facebook’s bold new way of browsing the social network, letting you call up photos of your family in California, restaurants your friends like in New York, or any public updates from Gizmodo employees who also like hot air ballooning. It’s currently… Continue Reading »

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Facebook Got Hacked Last Month and Is Just Telling You Now (Update: Facebook Comment)

David Smothers February 15, 2013

Facebook just announced that it was hacked last month in a short statement on its website. Apparently, an unknown number employees visited a compromised developer site and were infected with malware. Facebook’s being very cagey about all this, but we’ve been able to scrounge up some details. According to the statement, the company reacted swiftly with an… Continue Reading »

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President Obama Just Signed a Cybersecurity Executive Order

David Smothers February 13, 2013

  Before President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union and shouted out 3D printing, he signed a new cybersecurity executive order with the goal of preventing cyber attacks by allowing companies and the government to share information they have on cyber threats. If that sounds a lot like CISPA, it kind of is,… Continue Reading »

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How a security ninja cracked the password guarding his most valued assets

David Smothers February 9, 2013

Jeremiah Grossman is widely considered to be one of the world’s most talented ethical hackers, but even his ninja-like prowess wasn’t enough to recover a forgotten password used to encrypt sensitive work documents contained on his MacBook Pro. After fiddling with a freely available password cracking program, the CTO of Whitehat Security soon realized that… Continue Reading »

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Data Privacy Day farce

David Smothers January 28, 2013

  Four years ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring Jan. 28 “Data Privacy Day.” The resolution encouraged “state and local governments to observe the day with appropriate activities that promote awareness of data privacy.” “Many individuals,” declared the resolution, “are unaware of data protection and privacy laws generally and of specific steps that… Continue Reading »

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TSA to Remove Naked-Image Scanners From US Airports

David Smothers January 18, 2013

The Transportation Security Administration has announced that it will remove the controversial “naked image” body scanners from US airports because developers can’t write software to make the images less revealing. The scanners, made by OSI Systems Inc, have ruffled feathers since they were first rolled out. In a bid to quell controversy, the TSA looked to OSI to… 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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