Articles By Jaikumar Vijayan

Path mobile app updated to improve user privacy

Social networking service Path has upgraded the security of its mobile application in apparent response to a recent outcry over its data gathering practices. In a brief blog post , Path said that

Published on: April 4th, 2012 Jaikumar Vijayan

Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Yelp, 14 others sued for privacy-invading mobile apps

Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Yelp and 14 other companies have been hit with a lawsuit accusing them of distributing privacy-invading mobile applications.The lawsuit was filed by a group of 13 individuals in the United

Published on: March 15th, 2012 Jaikumar Vijayan

FBI insists plan to monitor social media won’t violate civil liberties

The FBI today said that its proposed plans to monitor social media sites as part of a broader strategy to improve real-time situation awareness will be fully vetted by the agency's Privacy and

Published on: February 14th, 2012 Jaikumar Vijayan

Anti-SOPA protesters relentless after Web strike

Wikipedia and others who participated in an unprecedented Internet blackout Wednesday have brought their sites back online with the promise to keep their battle going against the contentious Protect IP Act (PIPA) and

Published on: January 19th, 2012 Jaikumar Vijayan

SOPA would lead to ‘Mad Max’-style Darknet [ExpressIT]

In a remarkable example of a grassroots campaign gone viral, several websites including Google, Reddit, Wikipedia , BoingBoing, Imgur and Tucows, are planning an unprecedented Internet "strike" Wednesday to protest controversial anti-piracy legislation

Published on: January 18th, 2012 Jaikumar Vijayan

MSN.com disables user-tracking

Microsoft said it has disabled an online tracking technology that, according to a Stanford University researcher, allowed the company to sneakily track users on MSN.com -- even after they deleted their browser cookies

Published on: August 22nd, 2011 Jaikumar Vijayan

World IPv6 Day draws attention to security concerns

The marking of World IPv6 Day yesterday has drawn fresh attention to the next generation Internet addressing protocol, as well as to the security considerations that enterprises will need to deal with as

Published on: June 10th, 2011 Jaikumar Vijayan

Honda Canada admits data breach

Honda Canada has issued a warning that a data breach exposed the personal data of an unspecified number of customers. The company hasn't yet disclosed details on how the company's systems were breached,

Published on: May 27th, 2011 Jaikumar Vijayan

Sony’s peril causes hackers to pile on the pressure

The apparent ease with which hackers have breached Sony networks in recent days shows how much work is still needed to fully secure the company's networks, analysts say.Sony, along with three external security

Published on: May 24th, 2011 Jaikumar Vijayan

Epsilon was warned about phishing attack that caused data breach

The massive data breach at email service provider Epsilon may have been caused by a targeted spear-phishing campaign that the company should have known about for at least four months, Australian newspaper ITNews

Published on: April 8th, 2011 Jaikumar Vijayan

Anonymous ‘warring with God’ says hacked church

A Twitter message from Monday suggests that a self-proclaimed "hacktivist" using the handle The Jester may have been responsible for knocking the controversial Westboro Baptist Church offline . In the message , the

Published on: February 24th, 2011 Jaikumar Vijayan

‘Lovely Faces’ scrapes public data from Facebook to create mock dating site

Facebook is threatening to take legal action against the creators of an online "dating" site that features 250,000 profiles of men and women whose photos and personal details were scraped off the social

Published on: February 8th, 2011 Jaikumar Vijayan

Employers can search employee communications with reason, court rules

The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that employers have the right to search through text messages, including personal ones, sent by workers if they have reason to believe that workplace rules are being

Published on: June 21st, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Firm sues ex-employee for activity on LinkedIn

In a first-of-its kind lawsuit, an IT staffing firm has accused one of its former employees of violating the terms of her noncompete agreement through her conduct on LinkedIn.The lawsuit, filed in federal

Published on: June 17th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

On brink of closure, Limewire seeks settlement with recording industry

Beleaguered file-sharing software maker LimeWire LLC said it still hopes to settle a dispute with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) even as a federal court in New York appears set to

Published on: June 11th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan