Ohio State University database hacked

A database containing Social Security numbers, addresses and dates of birth of everyone who’s ever had an Ohio State University e-mail address (@osu.edu) has been …

Gawker Media breach claimed by Gnosis

The credit for the breach of Gawker Media has been claimed by a group that goes by the name of Gnosis, and was apparently a way to get back at the company, its staff and its …

McDonald’s customer data compromised

If you previously elected to submit information to McDonald’s in connection with one of their websites or promotions, there is a possibility that information you …

How new Facebook user profiles impact privacy

Facebook today announced its New Profile, designed to help users share their experiences, discover common interests and highlight meaningful relationships. The service will be …

Using social networks safely

Everyone uses social networks like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Although these fantastic sites do have their upside, they also open users up to more computer viruses and …

Top 10 privacy issues for 2011

The prevalence of mobile devices with personally identifiable location-based information and the increasing use of social media are top concerns for 2011. With more personal …

EU investigates Google antitrust violations

The European Commission has decided to open an antitrust investigation into allegations that Google has abused a dominant position in online search, in violation of European …

Security, privacy and the generation gap

In the video below, Bruce Schneier talks about social networking sites and the future of privacy at the HEAnet National Networking Conference 2010 in Ireland.