Facebook has patched a privacy vulnerability in Facebook Pages Manager for Android.
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REDMOND, Wash.–If one were to draw up a list of the most challenging jobs in the technology industry, chief privacy officer at Microsoft likely would be pretty near the top of it. For a company with the size and scope of Microsoft, the volume of potential privacy issues is nearly endless, and if someone is calling you for help, something has probably gone wrong.
Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich said the organization has not pushed a patch that blocks third-party cookies by default to the Beta version of Firefox 22. Further testing, he said, is needed to address false positives and negatives.
Password strength meters are effective in nudging users to come up with strong passwords for important accounts, but for new account registrations, or for unimportant accounts, users rely on old and often weak passwords.
Google has a long-term plan for strong authentication that ties log-ins to the operating system and hardware, and puts up barriers against man in the middle attacks and weak passwords.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s annual “Who’s Got Your Back?” report evaluates the privacy, advocacy and transparency positions of leading Internet companies. While most fared well, ISPs such as Verizon and AT&T, as well as Apple, Amazon and Yahoo, did not.
Mozilla has sent a cease-and-desist letter to the makers of the FinFisher spyware kit demanding that it stop embedding the notorious FinSpy program in a document masquerading as a copy of the Firefox Web browser.
Google has released a new Transparency Report, this time pointing out sharp increases in the number of government requests from Brazil and Russia it received to remove content from Google-branded websites.
A form of spyware first seen in 2008 and known for siphoning away users’ bank account credentials, emails, screenshots and various other bits of information has surfaced again – this time targeting computer users in India.
Microsoft reportedly will implement two-factor authentication on users’ accounts at some point down the line, according to reports this week.