Apple patched a potentially serious hole in its Developer Center that could have given anyone unfettered access to personal contact information for Apple employees and partners.
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Google announced it will no longer allow ads to be displayed in the accounts of Apps for Education users nor will it scan those accounts for advertising purposes.
Facebook announced new authentication changes yesterday, including Anonymous Login which gives users the option of using an application without sharing personal data stored with Facebook.
A proposed bill would promote public-private information sharing by protecting private entities seeking to share cyber threat information with the government.
UPDATE – Viber, a messaging and VoIP application similar to WhatsApp, is in the middle of patching a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to view sensitive information shared between users like images, videos and location information.
Researchers published a video this week demonstrating that Samsung’s latest entry in the smartphone arena, the Galaxy S5, is vulnerable to a hack that as crude as may seem involves lifting and copying fingerprints to trick the phone’s sensor.
A Federal court struck down Lavabit’s appeal today, affirming contempt sanctions against the now-shuttered secure email provider that was forced to release SSL keys to the FBI.
Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp was approved by the Federal Trade Commission late last week, but not without a stern privacy-related warning from the agency.
Bruce Schneier said during his Source Boston keynote that history will not look kindly on society’s tradeoff of privacy for convenience in the age of surveillance.
A team of Princeton computer scientists published a paper that explains how an attacker or intelligence agency could passively sniff traffic and learn a connect a user’s web traffic to their identity via leaked data in cookies.