In most people's minds, the concept of torrents is generally associated with pirated content.
A security researcher has discovered that Starbuck's iOS mobile application stores users' usernames, email address and passwords in clear text, and has tried to share this discovery with the company for months.
The recent revelations about NSA surveillance efforts, and especially the claims that the agency has been persuading or forcing software developers to put in backdoors into their offerings and has prevented them from talking about it publicly, has left many users wondering how they can be sure that the software they plan to use will not be used against them.
In March 2013, a Japanese student by the name of Daiyuu Nobori set up VPN Gate, a free VPN service that he hoped would be used by Internet users who wish to avoid their country's online content restrictions but don't have the necessary funds to use a paid VPN service.
One good thing to come from the leak of usernames and phone numbers of some 4.6 million Snapchat users is that the company is now forced to patch the exploited vulnerabilities.
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