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Google's Social Search features - which pulls in content from users' social networking contacts - has official entered the mainstream, albeit in beta form.
A sting operation carried out by Sky News showed five out of six computer repair shops overcharging for a simple fault - and attempting to access the customer's bank account.
An IBM researcher has cracked the problem of processing private data with a technique for working with encrypted data without ever having access to the unencrypted versions.
Notorious BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay is set to launch a virtual private network service next week which will offer completely anonymous data transit.
The EFF has launched an on-line toolkit designed to help protect against government intrusion in private telecommunication systems.
Crackers have successfully made off with a full copy of the user database for job site Monster.com - with all of its users' personal details stored therein.
Security firm Chapin Information Services has published the result of an investigation into the security of password management in popular web browsers - and it makes depressing reading.
A camera previously belonging to the Intelligence Services and containing top secret photographs and documentation regarding MI6 field agents was sold on eBay.
German software house SRWare has released a version of Google's Chrome, dubbed Iron, which removes some of Google's user tracking capabilities from the open-source browser.
The Internet Explorer team over at Microsoft are hard at work on a pair of technologies designed to offer 'private browsing' without leaving incriminating evidence behind.
A flaw in the popular Photobucket photo-sharing site opened up private albums to anyone capable of guessing a filename has been patched, according to a security researcher.
Microsoft has announced a pilot electronic medical records storage scheme alongside an Oakland-based HMO, similar to a scheme run by Google at the start of the year.
The UK government has revealed plans to build a database containing information on all electronic communications made by its citizens over the last twelve months.
Newspapers have revealed a device given to law enforcement agencies by Microsoft which allows users to bypass security features built into Windows.
The Greater Manchester Police force has launched a Facebook app which it hopes will allow all those switched-on social networkers to "help with their enquiries."
Google has announced a trial of a new service allowing patients to upload and store their entire medical history on-line.
Ask.com now offers an Eraser option that nukes the logs of your search. Great, but you have to use Ask..
Microsoft is offering Vista Ultimate, Office 2007 and Encarta 2008 for free, so long as you let it nose around your PC for three months. Is that incentive enough for you?
The State of Texas has just filed a lawsuit against Future US, the operator of GamesRadar, over data-handling and child privacy laws.
The French have led the way in terms of anti-piracy legislation by making the punishment by casual file-sharing consumer fit the crime committed. However, it's at some expense to online privacy.
A new set of privacy standards could be agreed upon in the near future if Google has it's way - the God of Search is now pushing for a public debate on the issue.
October 14 2021 | 15:04
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