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  • GCHQ legally intercepts Google, Facebook users' communications

    18.06.2014

    A successful legal challenge has forced the UK’s top counter-terrorism official to reveal the (until now) secret government policy that allows the GCHQ to intercept British residents' emails, text messages, and communications sent via Facebook and other social networking sites and webmail services, as well as web searches made via Google - all without needing a warrant.

  • Researcher automates discovery of Facebook users' hidden friends

    03.06.2014

    Putting a friend on Facebook on your "private" list does not guarantee you that anyone else won't be able to spot the relationship, says researcher Shay Priel, managing partner and CTO at CyberInt.

  • 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.




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The security threat of unsanctioned file sharing

Posted on 31 October 2014.  |  Organisational leadership is failing to respond to the escalating risk of ungoverned file sharing practices among their employees, and employees routinely breach IT policies.


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