Following a series of Wall Street Journal articles that highlighted the ways in which some third-party applications were sharing user data with advertisers, Facebook has declared a zero-tolerance policy for any developers who sell information to data brokers.
While we determined that no private user data was sold and confirmed that transfer of these Read More
Got an inkling that your husband or girlfriend might be carrying on an outside affair? A new Android app will nab the culprit.
The New York Times‘ Nick Bilton profiles Secret SMS Replicator, an app that, once installed on a phone, hides in the background and sends out a copy of every trystful text Read More
Stop into almost any coffee shop in New York and you’ll see dozens of strangers sharing the same unsecured WiFi network.
If you had Firesheep, you could see every time one of these folks signs onto an unsecured site like Facebook or Twitter, than grab their username and password for yourself.
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A week after running a front-page story about how Facebook was leaking users’ private data to advertisers, The Wall Street Journal has published basically the exact same story about MySpace, but neglected to give it the same fanfare in print or on the web.
Both pieces focused on the fact that these social networks Read More