The Wall Street Journal reports on the evolving role of privacy and information security as more and more consumers and companies start doing business on their mobile devices. Case in point: AT&T has hired 13 PhDs in the last six months to focus on mobile security technology that detects and blocks malicious software from reaching mobile devices.
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In this interview on The Huffington Post, a security adviser warns that “large-scale attacks on individual citizens, exploiting their online lives through bank accounts, social networking, and professional networks” could aim to “disrupt our connected lives.”
Is Diaspora the Potential Solution to Internet Privacy and Safety Concerns?: The Social Media Privacy Report
In this week’s installment of the Social Media Privacy Report, the recently launched Diaspora network is examined; will it solve the information security issues posed by Facebook and other social sites?
A new Time magazine blog reports on a proposed “privacy bill of rights” — intended to guide lawmakers and other industry groups — to set ground rules for companies that collect consumer data online and use that information for marketing and other purposes.
A new report suggests that Internet-connected HDTVs lack privacy protections. In this InformationWeek article, find out why your TV may be involved in the next hack-attack frontier.
In attempts to stay competitive with the airline industry, train service and bus companies are going high-tech, installing more electrical plugs to allow riders to charge devices and unveiling free WiFi from coast to coast. But are you being careful about protecting yourself on the road?
This is the second in a two-part series on the issues of personal online privacy. In Part 2, CEO Kent Lawson discusses the ethics behind Firesheep, a controversial download developed by Seattle-based programmer Eric Butler.
Thanks to Firesheep, even novice hackers without any special skills –- you, your grandmother, your 10-year-old nephew — can spy on anyone’s Internet activity in a WiFi hotspot. That means your activities on sites lacking proper encryption — including Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and FourSquare — are at risk.
This installment of the twice-monthly Social Media Privacy Report looks at how your internet security and privacy may be at stake and Google as Facebook try to best each other’s technologies.
Turn on, tune in, opt out…it may become the new slogan as more and more people seek easy ways to stay safe in public WiFi hotspots and shield their online browsing – whether wired or wireless – from cyber-criminals and nosy advertisers. Read on to learn simple safety protocols you can implement today.
Kent Lawson, Founder and CEO of Private WiFi, talks about what inspired him to start the company. This is the first in a series of weekly CEO blog posts on this and other topics.