Privacy

(2013 Top 10 Story) The law and the Sweet Young Malaysian Girls blog
Netizens are riled up over the blog that posted pictures of young Malaysian girls, many of them minors, but determining which laws could be applied against the blogger in question is a challenge, writes Foong Cheng Leong.
Privacy isn’t dead, you’re just doing it wrong
Sophos Canada’s Chester Wisniewski shares his views on what you need to do to preserve your privacy, and why!
McAfee’s LiveSafe service to come preinstalled on HP PCs
McAfee said its LiveSafe service will come as a preinstall on select new Hewlett-Packard (HP) consumer and commercial PCs worldwide.
Snapchat praises itself over giant phone number carelessness
Despite Snapchat describing a phone number-mining vulnerability as ‘theoretical,’ 4.6mil numbers were harvested; instead of apologising, the photo messaging app praised itself, writes Paul Ducklin.
WeChat receives global TRUSTe certification
Tencent announced that its WeChat app and website have been certified by TRUSTe, the global data privacy management company that provides privacy assessments, certifications, monitoring tools and compliance controls.
Singaporeans vulnerable on social media: Trend Micro survey
A survey of 2,110 consumers in Singapore found that one in four post on their social networks every single day, but merely 40% have profiles limited to friends only. Furthermore, 25% admitted to only knowing half of their Facebook friends in real-life.
Internet in schools: Malaysian parents concerned about privacy
A new survey shows that Malaysian parents have high hopes for the benefits that modern Internet services such as email and document collaboration offer to their children in school, but overwhelmingly margin believe these services must not be allowed to engage in online advertising or data mining of children’s personal information.
Are LG Smart TVs spying on you?
A UK blogger has apparently discovered that his LG Smart TV has actually been sending data about his family’s viewing habits back to the South Korean manufacturer, writes Lee Munson.
F-Secure takes on US-based cloud services with younited
F-Secure Corporation has launched Younited, a personal content cloud service that it says offers a fun, engaging experience with rock-solid privacy and security.
Twitter’s new DM options: To combat spam or invite more?
News has been spreading that Twitter is slowly introducing changes to how it handles direct messages and control the types of links that can be sent; Sophos' Chester Wisniewski has a look.
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