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McAfee Digs For Gold In Facebook’s Privacy Mess

McAfee Digs For Gold In Facebook’s Privacy Mess

No one cries for Mark Zuckerberg, but Facebook is in an increasingly tough spot. To generate ad money, it must track all member communications, but to keep members, it can’t share too much information. Now security vendor McAfee wants to help Zuckerberg make that spread, for its own bottom line.

Kids’ Online Privacy: FTC’s New Rules Won’t End the Battle

Kids’ Online Privacy: FTC’s New Rules Won’t End the Battle

Federal regulators have taken a significant step toward strengthening rules that protect children’s online privacy. On Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission recommended restrictions that would make it harder for advertisers and social networks to gather information on children without parental permission. But how will the new rules play out in…

From Layoffs to VMware/Nicira: Why Cisco’s World is Crumbling

From Layoffs to VMware/Nicira: Why Cisco’s World is Crumbling

Cisco Systems is the latest of the tech industry’s old guard struggling to grow in a technology market being upended by new technology. On Monday, the same day the largest maker of computer networking equipment revealed it was cutting 1,300 jobs, VMware announced it was buying Nicira, a key player in network virtualization that is becoming a…

Survey: Google+ Whomps Facebook on User Satisfaction

Survey: Google+ Whomps Facebook on User Satisfaction

If Facebook doesn’t stop walking over its users, it risks having them leave for social networks that do a better job of keeping them satisfied – particularly Google+. That’s the message in the latest survey by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), which lists several ways in which Facebook continues to alienate its user base.

Popular Websites Sacrifice User Privacy For Ad Revenue

Popular Websites Sacrifice User Privacy For Ad Revenue

A new study of leading Web sites in news, travel, retail and finance shows that such sites routinely sacrifice their users’ privacy for financial gain. Nearly 86 percent of the sites analyzed planted third-party tracking cookies in visitors’ browsers, according to Web site testing specialist Keynote Systems, and 60 percent were in cahoots…

Microsoft Athens HQ Bombed by Suspected Terrorists

Microsoft Athens HQ Bombed by Suspected Terrorists

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Blowback from the Greek financial crisis has engulfed Microsoft. Gunmen firebombed the software giant’s Athens headquarters on Wednesday, gutting the ground floor of the four-story building, Reuters reported. The violence underscored the impact of the crisis as the country struggles to contend with crippling debt that has left…

How to Keep Facebook from Recognizing Your Face

How to Keep Facebook from Recognizing Your Face

Now that Facebook has bought facial recognition vendor Face.com, many users are worried that the giant social network will use the technology to infringe on their privacy. While you can’t stop Facebook from grabbing the facial-recognition data, there are ways to limit the service’s use of that information.

WikiLeaks Founder Seeks Asylum In Ecuador

WikiLeaks Founder Seeks Asylum In Ecuador

Julian Assange leaving Royal Court of Justice on July 13th, 2011
Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder accused of rape in Sweden, has sought asylum in Ecuador’s embassy in London. Assange, known for leaking hundreds of thousands of U.S. diplomatic documents through the WikiLeaks Web site, arrived at the South American country’s embassy Tuesday…

Why Security Could Be Apple’s Greatest Threat

Why Security Could Be Apple’s Greatest Threat

Apple is sitting on top of the tech world. The company has set the standard for smartphones and tablets, tech’s biggest growth markets, and the company’s Mac sales in the U.S. are growing faster than the industry average. So what could derail the most valuable company in the world? Forget rivals like Microsoft and Google: Apple’s biggest…