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  • Facebook introduces privacy check up tool

    23.05.2014

    Facebook continues on its course to give users more privacy by making "Friends" the default sharing option for first time posters, and by introducing a privacy checkup tool that will urge users to review things like who they’re posting to, which apps they use, and the privacy of key pieces of information on their profile.

  • Facebook offers free browser-based malware scanner

    21.05.2014

    People share via social media more than any other channel.

  • Google, Facebook combat tech support advertising scams

    16.05.2014

    TrustInAds.org, a new organization founded by AOL, Facebook, Google and Twitter aimed at protecting people from malicious online advertisements, has issued a report that shines light on how online advertising platforms are combating tech support advertising scams that attempt to infiltrate a person’s computer.

  • Tech companies and privacy practices: Who has your back?

    16.05.2014

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published its fourth annual "Who Has Your Back" report that aims to show which major technology companies are good at protecting your data from government requests.

  • Bad news for Cryptocat as it debuts Encrypted Facebook Chat

    14.05.2014

    Mere days after Cryptocat creator Nadim Kobeissi announced that the latest update of the popular software will allow Facebook users to use encrypted chat, the social network has made known its intention of shutting down its Chat API/XMPP Services by April 30th 2015.




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Infographic: 25 years of the firewall

Posted on 24 July 2014.  |  The firewall turned 25, and McAfee is celebrating with an infographic that creatively depicts its lifetime. If you take a moment to scan the infographic, you’ll notice the firewall's introduction and evolution coincide with certain security events.


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