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  • Twitter adds Forward Secrecy to thwart surveillance efforts

    25.11.2013

    Following in the footsteps of Google and Facebook, Twitter has joined the ranks of Internet companies that have (or are working on) implementing Perfect Forward Secrecy, and has done so for traffic on twitter.com, api.twitter.com, and mobile.twitter.com.

  • Twitter abuse trends and stats

    04.11.2013

    When it comes to Twitter, people still have a large appetite for having a large number of fake followers in order to seem more popular.

  • Syrian hackers hijack Obama's tweets

    29.10.2013

    The Syrian Electronic Army has apparently managed to modify tweets from Barack Obama's official Twitter account to include links to a pro-Assad video, as well as compromise the email accounts of eight staff members of the organization that maintains his official website, and Facebook and Twitter accounts.

  • Social networks: Can robots violate user privacy?

    27.08.2013

    High-Tech Bridge decided to conduct a simple technical experiment to verify how the 50 largest social networks, web services and free emails systems respect or indeed abuse - the privacy of their users.

  • Twitter turns to app-based two-factor authentication

    07.08.2013

    When Twitter finally offered 2-factor authentication for its users in May, many were disappointed by the offering as its usefulness hinged on verification codes being delivered via SMS, and the feature didn't work with many mobile carriers.




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Researchers track Android users by collecting accelerator readings

A group of researchers have demonstrated that Android users' movements can be tracked by simply analyzing the data provided by the devices' accelerometers and orientation sensors.


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