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Category: Security

Facebook to provide SSL access (HTTPS)

Facebook to provide SSL access (HTTPS)

Facebook has been praised by privacy advocates around the world for rolling out more simplified privacy controls last month. The privacy changes have also won praise from much of its users as now controlling your personal information is much more simple. Facebook has not said they are looking to roll out SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) […]

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Foursquare v Gowalla v Brightkite

Foursquare v Gowalla v Brightkite

In Australia Foursquare has gained alot of users and attention over the past couple months. Not quiet at the same level, Gowalla a similar Geo-location service has enjoyed success in Australia with more game like features. Brightkite is another new entrant to the market and whilst not as big as Foursquare or Gowalla they have […]

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Twitter to change how shortened links are displayed

Twitter to change how shortened links are displayed

Twitter is making a change over the coming weeks as to how shortened links are displayed on the site. Twitter will be using shortened t.co links to better protect users from malicious sites that engage in spreading malware, phishing attacks, viruses, and other harmful activity. Basically an effort to improve security to Twitter users. The […]

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National Cyber-Security Awareness Week in Australia

National Cyber-Security Awareness Week in Australia

It is National Cyber-Security Awareness Week in Australia, June 6-11 – 2010. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has asked Facebook to upgrade their user interface with a button where users can immediately report online crime to the police with a single click. This initiative is run by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital […]

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Google to stop using Windows OS

Google to stop using Windows OS

Google has reported that they are going to stop using the Windows OS for employees – mainly due to security concerns. Google will is looking to switch to other operations systems such as Mac OS, Linux, and Google’s upcoming Chrome OS in an effort to increase security. However certain Google employees will still be able […]

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