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Research Suggests Microsoft Has Stopped Censoring Skype In China

Earlier this month, Skype ended its partnership with TOM Online, the mobile Internet company that managed its service in China; and yesterday it announced Guangming Founder (GMF) as the replacement.<p>Speculation was rife that Microsoft would continue placing similar censorship restrictions on the …

Adobe credentials and the serious insecurity of password hints

Adobe had a little issue the other day with the small matter of 150 million accounts being breached and released to the public. Whoops. So what are …

Facebook forces some users to reset passwords because of Adobe data breach

Facebook locked some users out of their accounts after determining that their log-in credentials were exposed as a result of a security breach at …

Information Systems

Fallout from Adobe security breach continues

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>The reverberations from the theft of user data associated with Adobe(s adbe) Cold Fusion, Acrobat, Acrobat …

Number of Adobe Accounts Hacked Now Up to 150M, Check Yours

News about the Adobe account hack just keeps getting worse and worse. First, 2.9 million users had supposedly been hacked. Then, the number …

2.9 Million Adobe Customers Hit in Major Data Breach

Hackers have breached the servers of Adobe, stealing data on 2.9 million customers and the source code from at least three of its products, the …

Adobe Data Breach Affects 38 Million — Not 3 Million, as Reported

In early October, Adobe announced that 2.9 million customers were hit in a major data breach. As it turns out, the breach went much further, …

Over $1 million stolen from Bitcoin digital wallet service, claims site owner

Another hack has hit Bitcoin. Over a million dollars have been stolen from a service that offered a digital wallet service for owners of Bitcoin, according to the owner of the site. The site was called Inputs.io, and it offered a convenient way for users to store and use Bitcoins. But it's all gone …

DC protestors stand with Snowden to fight surveillance

Edward Snowden wasn't there in the flesh at this weekend's Stop Watching Us rally. But he participated by way of a statement, calling for NSA reform and reminding politicos that the public is watching them.<p>Saturday's Stop Watching Us rally in the US capital attracted a slew of people concerned by …

Surveillance

Chrome stores some sensitive data in plaintext, but Google says it's supposed to

A flaw in Google's Chrome browser could find it storing personal details that users don't expect to be recorded. The security firm Identity Finder reports that Chrome will sometimes store data that's been entered into secure websites, and that it'll store that data in plaintext so that anyone can …

Before surveillance leaks, CIA supervisor warned Snowden could be a security risk (update)

Years before Edward Snowden gained notoriety by leaking classified intel on the US government's broad surveillance programs, a supervisor at the CIA warned that he could be a potential liability. <i>The New York Times</i> reports that in 2009, as Snowden was preparing to depart Geneva after a three-year …

U.S. Intelligence Chief Defends Attempts to Break Tor Anonymity Network

The National Security Agency may have attempted to penetrate and compromise a widely used network designed to protect the anonymity of its users, but …

Exclusive: Years After Manning Leaks, State Department Cable System Lacks Basic Security

For four years, highly sensitive communications, including cables, have been left vulnerable by bureaucratic intransigence, incompetent contractors, and a series of waivers, people who worked on the project say. "There is this attitude that security didn't even come into the picture."<p>The State …

NSA’s spying could lose U.S. computing industry $35bn in three years

Report from tech think tank suggests foreign cloud users will now avoid U.S. companies<p>A new report from D.C.-based technology think tank the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation spells a grim outlook for the U.S. computing industry in light of the recent NSA surveillance …

Google filing says Gmail users have no expectation of privacy

In motion to dismiss a data-mining lawsuit, Web giant says people have "no legitimate expectation of privacy in information" voluntarily turned over to third parties.<p>As if Edward Snowden hasn't done enough to highlight how vulnerable electronic communications are to surveillance, Google has made it …

Privacy

Researchers Detail Sneaking Malware Test App onto Apple's App Store

Researchers managed to sneak a harmful application past Apple’s App Store review process earlier this year, the MIT Technology Review reports. The malware, which is being called “Jekyll”, was capable of sending messages, stealing information and exposing the device to even more exploits.<p>The test …

NSA collected thousands of e-mails by Americans

WASHINGTON — The nation's top intelligence official on Wednesday declassified three secret U.S. court opinions and other classified documents that reveal how the National Security Agency intercepted thousands of e-mails from Americans with no connection to terrorism.<p>Director of National …

Guest browsing coming to Android Firefox

Mozilla preps the beta version of Firefox for Android with security and usability features, while the dev build of desktop Firefox for Linux finally gets H.264 support.<p>A slew of new features are being readied for the Android version of Firefox that will bring it closer to its more popular desktop …

Software

No fingerprint sensor required: SilentSense knows it’s you from your taps and swipes

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Move over, Touch ID. Apple’s(s appl) new fingerprint sensing technology in the iPhone 5s may soon be joined by an alternative …

Meet Hacking Team, the company that helps the police hack you

Hacking Team may not have any clients in the US yet, but it's not for lack of trying<p>In 2001, a pair of Italian programmers wrote a program called Ettercap, a "comprehensive suite for man-in-the-middle attacks" — in other words, a set of tools for eavesdropping, sniffing passwords, and remotely …

Ark Launches Rapportive-Meets-Mailbox Email App In Pivot To Marketing Intelligence

Need to do some homework on who you’re emailing? You could search their name on Google, Facebook, or LinkedIn, but on mobile that’s a lot of taps, and it’s hard to know if you’ve got the right John Smith. So Ark has just launched a mobile email client that pulls in all the social profiles of the …

Google's Eric Schmidt says government spying is 'the nature of our society'

Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, reiterated the tech industry's call for greater transparency from the US government over surveillance on Friday, but declined to "pass judgment" on American spying operations.<p>Speaking in New York, at an event hosted by the New America Foundation, …

Nymi bracelet uses your heartbeat as a password

Forget eyes and fingerprints. The Nymi bracelet wants the future of biometric password protection to be your own unique cardiac rhythm.<p>Future authentication methods need to be a lot harder to hack. That's the idea behind the Nymi from startup Bionym. Instead of passwords, Nymi relies on your …

Wearable Tech