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Mon
28
Apr
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Automatic App Tracks Driving Habits, Fuel, Parking

A new electronic device promises to help drivers tailor their driving habits in order to save money on fuel. The device, which is called "Automatic" and developed by a company of the same name, plugs into your car's computer socket. Most cars have ... this type of socket if the vehicle was made after 1996. The socket connects directly to the car's onboard computer, and is typically located under the steering wheel, not far from the gas and brake pedals. Users then pair Automatic's hardware device with a special smartphone application that is compatible with both Apple's iOS and ... (view more)

Mon
21
Apr
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Facebook Releases Controversial 'Friend Tracker' App

Facebook has officially released a new and somewhat controversial feature that allows users to track the location of their friends. But if used maliciously, the app raises major privacy concerns. The application is called "Nearby Friends" and it ... uses location information collected by smartphones. Facebook says its goal is to make it simple for people to find their friends and meet up in real life. When it's enabled, Nearby Friends shows users a list of Facebook friends who have agreed to share their location. The app can also alert a user if a friend comes within range (such as ... (view more)

Wed
12
Mar
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Google CEO Says User Data Safe From NSA

Google's chief executive officer is promising Google users that their data is safe from the prying eyes of National Security Agency (NSA) officials. Eric Schmidt made that claim before a large audience at the South by Southwest Interactive ... conference, which is being held in Austin, Texas. When asked how he felt after it was revealed that the NSA had worked with Britain's top surveillance agency, the GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) to infiltrate Google's data centers, Schmidt admitted that he was shocked. "The very fact that they did this was very suspicious to ... (view more)

Tue
25
Feb
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'Puran Wipe Disk 1.2', and 'WifiInfoView 1.35'

Puran Wipe Disk 1.2 Getting rid of an old computer? You'll want to be sure that all of your personal information, including login and password information, is all wiped before you do that. Puran Wipe Disk is capable of wiping out everything on your ... hard drive and makes sure that nothing can be recovered. http://www.puransoftware.com WifiInfoView 1.35 As the name suggests, WifiInfoView scans all of the wireless networks in your immediate area and then displays information related to those networks. Displayed data includes signal quality, maximum speed, router model, and router name. http ... (view more)

Wed
20
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

FBI Offers Big Bounty For 'Lover Spy' Cybercrook

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering several huge rewards for information that helps them arrest some of the world's most wanted cybercriminals. A tip leading to the arrest of crooks like El Salvador's Carlos Enrique Perez-Malara could ... net you $50,000. Perez-Malara is accused of creating a special type of malware known as "Lover Spy". It was designed to help users catch their cheating lovers by collecting information on an infected computer. Systems were infected using an electronic greeting card. While Perez-Malara is originally from El Salvador, the FBI says he sold his product ( ... (view more)

Mon
18
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

US Gov't Data Requests Soaring, Google Says

Google says it's facing a rapidly increasing number of data requests from national governments, and particularly the United States government. At the same time, the firm says it still hasn't made any headway in its fight to show its users the ... information it's being forced to share. Google says that, in the six-month period between January and June 2013, the United States government made almost 11,000 requests for information related to Google's users. U.S. Government Makes Most Data Requests -- By Far By comparison, the government of India -- the country that made the second-most data ... (view more)

Tue
29
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

'NFL Mobile for Android and iOS', and 'System Information X 1.7.3'

NFL Mobile for Android and iOS National Football League (NFL) Mobile is now available for Android devices and the iOS platform. This handy app provides die-hard football fans with constant updates for the biggest games of the week. Features ... including live scoring and play-by-play updates. http://www.nfl.com System Information X 1.7.3 Looking for information about your home or business computer system? Then give MiTeC's System Information X a try. This application provides you with reports on your system's operations. It's compatible with every Windows operating system since Windows 2000. http ... (view more)

Mon
07
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

Adobe Hack Leaves Millions of Customers Vulnerable

Adobe has been the target of a major attack by hackers. The result: the personal information of roughly three million Adobe customers has been exposed. Adobe's senior director of security for products and services, Brad Arkin, says the attackers ... took aim at customer data and source codes for a wide range of Adobe products, including Acrobat, ColdFusion, and ColdFusion Builder. Adobe is less concerned about the latter, and says the source code leak does not mean there is an "increased risk to customers as a result of [the] incident." Adobe also says that their investigation of the hack has ... (view more)

Fri
27
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

Millions Exposed by New Identity Theft Scheme

Millions of Americans have had their most sensitive personal information exposed by hackers who bypassed the security of several major data companies. The attacks were launched by hackers who ultimately sold the stolen data to a group called SSNDOB, ... which stands for Social Security Numbers, Dates of Birth. The hackers infiltrated servers belonging to major data brokers, including LexisNexis, Kroll Background America, and Dun ... (view more)

Fri
06
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

Anxiety About Web Privacy on the Rise, Survey Shows

The percentage of Internet users who say they're worried about how much of their personal data is made available to third parties -- often without their permission -- is on the rise. It's also been revealed that the vast majority of Internet users ... have taken some action towards removing their personal information from the web. The figures come from the Pew Internet ... (view more)

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