Simply Security – EU proposes data protection overhaul; criticism ensues

The European Commission this week revealed a proposed overhaul to decades-old data protection rules in an effort to improve online privacy and Internet security across the European Union (EU) and beyond. However, even before the effects of the proposed rules could settle,

SecureID firm, RSA, has it’s servers hacked

Man, security is getting tougher. When the servers at a well known security firm get hacked, we need to rethink our security protocols and business practices. From Sophos/Naked Security: Hackers have broken into the servers of RSA, the security division of EMC,

Rogue Facebook apps can now access your home address and mobile phone number | Naked Security

Time to revisit your facebook privacy settings again: Facebook has announced that developers of Facebook apps can now gather the personal contact information from their users. Read more…Rogue Facebook apps can now access your home address and mobile phone number | Naked

Facebook – How To Opt Out Of Instant Personalization

Facebook is getting bigger and sharing more info. It’s time to revisit your privacy settings and make sure you’re not opting into anything automatically. First stop is “Instant Personalization“, which basically allows FB partner sites to gather your info. Opt out by

Facebook’s New Features and Your Privacy: Everything You Need To Know – PCWorld

This is getting SCARY. So basically, unless you opt out, when you’re logged into FB, and visit a partner site (Currently Yelp, Docs.com, Pandora – but I’m sure the list will grow), the partner site will know you’re a FB user and

Google Sees Fake AV Threat — InformationWeek

Something I’ve been seeing alot of lately, Fake AVs Fake anti-virus software is on the rise and currently accounts for about 15% of all malware detected, according to a forthcoming report from Google.Fake anti-virus software purports to be software than can find

Google Douses Privacy Fire — InformationWeek

Google Douses Privacy Fire — InformationWeek. Recent remarks by Google CEO Eric Schmidt in a CNBC interview have set off a firestorm among privacy advocates: Passing on the opportunity to explain to Bartiromo the difference between trusted friends and multi-billion dollar search