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Passport PIN tech could have SAVED MH370 ID fraudsters

A man who developed PIN code protection for credit cards is looking to extend the technology to passports as a way of making stolen credentials more …

NSA hacks system admins to gain access through gatekeepers, leaks reveal

After collecting the email or social media accounts of system admins, the National Security Agency (NSA) uses its arsenal of surveillance tools to …

The Nexus of Forces: Social, Mobile, Cloud and Information

A Nexus of converging forces — social, mobile, cloud and information — is building upon and transforming user behavior while creating new business …

Identity and Access Management in a Mobile World - Earl Perkins

I had a recent conversation with a client regarding concerns on the impact of supporting an increasingly mobile worker for security and access to …

FTC: Identity theft is the plague of the country

The Federal Trade Commission today issued its annual look at what consumers in the United States are complaining about the most.<p>And for the 14th consecutive year the winner, or loser really, for 2013 was identity theft, receiving over 290,000 or 14% of the agency’s 2 million overall complaints. …

Yahoo has joined the war for your online identity—about half a decade too late

For nearly half a decade, Yahoo has been giving away its most valuable asset to its rivals. Now it has decided that that must stop.<p>About 800 million people use one or more of Yahoo’s services every month. Some of those many millions log into Yahoo with their Google or Facebook credentials. This …

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Snowden: Surveillance is 'setting fire' to the internet

Global mass surveillance conducted by the US and other governments is "setting fire to the future of the internet", according to Edward Snowden.<p>The former US National Security Agency contractor was speaking to technology innovators via video link at the South by Southwest Interactive …

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