Tuesday, December 28, 2010

PhishTank | Join the fight against phishing

PhishTank is a collaborative clearing house for data and information about phishing on the Internet. Also, PhishTank provides an open API for developers and researchers to integrate anti-phishing data into their applications at no charge.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

End of Privacy: Your Facebook ID is marketers' Holy Grail - Yahoo! Finance

Armed with your e-mail address, data miners can hit Facebook and match it up with your user ID. That key unlocks a treasure trove of personal information. At bare minimum, your ID provides access to your name and profile photo, no matter what privacy settings you have. Those who stick with Facebook's recommended settings will reveal even more: their location, hometown, list of friends, lots of photos, and many of their "likes," such as activities and interests.That's a goldmine for companies that are trying to target their products to you. Read more...

The Paranoid's Guide to Facebook - PCWorld

Over half a billion people use Facebook around the world. It is the single largest phenomenon of human connection in history, not to mention the biggest thing ever to hit the Web, and a source of enjoyment for millions. But it's becoming more and more of a love-hate relationship. We love using Facebook and other online social networks, but we hate the ever-increasing privacy and security concerns. Read more...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Download details: "Own Your Space--Keep Yourself and Your Stuff Safe Online" Digital Book for Teens by Linda McCarthy

Help teens ‘own their space’ online. Whether you are a parent, caregiver, or educator, you can keep up with the latest computer and online safety issues and help kids learn to avoid them. In partnership with security expert and author, Linda McCarthy, Microsoft offers a free downloadable version of her new book, “Own Your Space – Keep Yourself and Your Stuff Safe Online.” Written for Internet savvy “tweens” and teens specifically, this book is also a useful resource for the adults they rely on.

IE9 and Privacy: Introducing Tracking Protection - IEBlog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Today, consumers have very little awareness or control over who can track their online activity. Internet Explorer 9 offers ways to limit who can track your activity on the web. See the video