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Why Tech’s Best Minds are Worried About the Internet of Things

Why Tech’s Best Minds are Worried About the Internet of Things | Data Security | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things is coming. And the tech cognescenti aren't sure that's a good thing.
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Who Owns Your Social Graph, You or Facebook?

Who Owns Your Social Graph, You or Facebook? | Data Security | Scoop.it
Facebook’s blocking of a Chrome extension that allowed users to export their friends’ email addresses has reignited a debate over who should control that kind of data — should you have the right to export it, or is Facebook right to prevent you from doing so?
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Yahoo Unveils Encryption Measures

Yahoo Unveils Encryption Measures | Data Security | Scoop.it
Response to Edward Snowden revelations aims to make encryption the default for all traffic through Yahoo
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Microsoft to Change Email Access Policy

Microsoft to Change Email Access Policy | Data Security | Scoop.it
After going through a blogger’s Hotmail account to try and confirm a leak, Microsoft has decided that maybe went a bit too far.
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WhatsApp Boss on Privacy: 'Our Principles Will Not Change'

WhatsApp Boss on Privacy: 'Our Principles Will Not Change' | Data Security | Scoop.it
Jan Koum hits back at speculation: ‘If partnering with Facebook meant that we had to change our values, we wouldn’t have done it’. By Stuart Dredge
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MPs and Open-Data Advocates Slam Postcode Selloff

MPs and Open-Data Advocates Slam Postcode Selloff | Data Security | Scoop.it
Postcode Address File (PAF) should have been kept as open data for government, says committee. By Charles Arthur
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GitHub Denial of Service Attacks

On Tuesday, March 11th, GitHub was largely unreachable for roughly 2 hours as the result of an evolving distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. I know that you rely on GitHub to be available all the time, and I'm sorry we let you down. I'd like to explain what happened, how we responded to it, and what we're doing to reduce the impact of future attacks like this.

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Data Hoovering

Data Hoovering | Data Security | Scoop.it
Private data brokers, which compile everything from our sex habits to our license plate license location, are a growing cause of concern.
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Tim Berners-Lee, Global "Bill of Rights"

Tim Berners-Lee, Global "Bill of Rights" | Data Security | Scoop.it
The World Wide Web Foundation has set up a campaign called Web We Want, which it hopes to see draft a Magna Carta for the digital world as a way of pushing back against malign corporate and government intrusions on web freedom.
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Security on the Internet of Things

Security on the Internet of Things | Data Security | Scoop.it
Connecting devices to the internet, or to each other carriers significant security risks. While it may not be a core feature of a consumer product, how we tackle security is going to affect how the internet of things develops.
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MtGox Bitcoin Exchange Files Bankruptcy

MtGox Bitcoin Exchange Files Bankruptcy | Data Security | Scoop.it
The embattled exchange appears to be done for, leaving around $63.6 million in debts. Meanwhile, regulators around the world are still scratching their heads as to how to handle Bitcoin.
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Our Data, Who is in Control?

Our Data, Who is in Control? | Data Security | Scoop.it
What can the internet of things learn from modern farming? Plenty given that the industry is well on its way to building viable businesses around connectivity and data analysis.
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Huge Bill for Target Data Breach

Huge Bill for Target Data Breach | Data Security | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — Financial institutions' bill for Target's massive data breach keeps rising.
Costs related to the holiday data theft has now exceeded $200 million for financial institutions, according to data collected by the Cons...
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Heartbleed bug: Check Which Sites Have Been Patched

Heartbleed bug: Check Which Sites Have Been Patched | Data Security | Scoop.it
We compiled a list of the top 100 sites across the Web, and checked to see if the Heartbleed bug was patched.
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'Heartbleed': Hundreds of Thousands of Servers At Risk

'Heartbleed': Hundreds of Thousands of Servers At Risk | Data Security | Scoop.it
Code error means that websites can leak cryptographic keys and user details through 'heartbeat' function used to secure connections. By Alex Hern
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WISeKey SA's curator insight, April 10, 2014 9:56 AM

  few hundred thousand servers using affected library versions .... we're looking at millions of vulnerable systems connected to the public internet.

Get your free SSL certificate after patching your HeartBleed ... https://reseller.certifyid.com

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WiFi Routers Could be Exploited

WiFi Routers Could be Exploited | Data Security | Scoop.it
Millions of routers worldwide are vulnerable to digital criminals, 800,000 of which are in the UK, opening up the potential for serious disruption. By Tom Brewster
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Companies Track the Fitness of their Employees

Companies Track the Fitness of their Employees | Data Security | Scoop.it
As the quantified self movement grows, a number of companies are looking to smartphone apps to deliver data-driven insights to create a more productive workforce. Siraj Datoo reports
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Citroen Latest victim of Adobe ColdFusion Hackers

Citroen Latest victim of Adobe ColdFusion Hackers | Data Security | Scoop.it
One of carmaker’s German websites hacked to include a backdoor last year, following similar cases elsewhere. By Tom Brewster
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Thousands of Morrisons Staff Personal Details Leaked Online

Thousands of Morrisons Staff Personal Details Leaked Online | Data Security | Scoop.it
Police are investigating security breach as salaries, bank details and addresses are stolen
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Security Startup Shadow Networks has Raised Over $10 MIllion to Pull Threats into the Matrix

Security Startup Shadow Networks has Raised Over $10 MIllion to Pull Threats into the Matrix | Data Security | Scoop.it
Shadow Networks, a stealthy new security company with high-powered backers, has raised over $10 million in a round of financing disclosed to the US Securities..
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Phone Metadata Does Betray Sensitive Details

Phone Metadata Does Betray Sensitive Details | Data Security | Scoop.it
Cannabis grower, woman seeking an abortion and an MS sufferer identified in study that reveals danger of widespread access to metadata. By Alex Hern
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Hospital Records Uploaded to Google Servers

To clarify, the @HSCIC story that’s coming is, I believe, infinitely worse than patient hospital records being uploaded to Google BigQuery— ben goldacre (@bengoldacre) March 3, 2014



PA Consulting, a management consulting firm, obtained the entire English and Welsh hospital episode statistics database and uploaded it to Google's Bigquery service.
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What It's Like Being Verified on Twitter

What It's Like Being Verified on Twitter | Data Security | Scoop.it
Update: After this post was published, I had a chance to talk about Twitter verification at a live show of the Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project, with Hari and Ashok Kondabolu. It turned out pretty well. Twitter verification is an interesting phenomenon on the service; It's very visible since everybody sees and follows accounts which are verified, but also sort of secretive because nobody really knows how it works or how Twitter defines the criteria behind having one's account blessed. It seems like Twitter verifies certain accounts in waves, bringing in new batches of verified users on an ongoing basis, with...
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Optic Nerve: Webcam Images Intercepted

Optic Nerve: Webcam Images Intercepted | Data Security | Scoop.it
• Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk • 1.8m users targeted by UK agency in six-month period alone • Yahoo: 'A whole new level of violation of our users' privacy' • Material included large quantity of sexually explicit images
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Data Privacy, Machine Learning and the Destruction of Mysterious Humanity

Data Privacy, Machine Learning and the Destruction of Mysterious Humanity | Data Security | Scoop.it
While consumers might be willing to trade their data for better experiences, John Foreman argues we might not understand the tradeoff at all. As machine learning advances, companies’ models will treat us as little more than machines.
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