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Cops Gave Parents Child Safety Software That Can Be Used For Spying | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.03.2014 | Technology

Law enforcement agencies across the country have given away computer software to families that puts them at risk of spying, according to a new report....

The Two-phone Solution Doubles the Pain, Not the Pleasure

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 06.03.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Chairman Ziklag Systems As the Wall Street Journal reports, many people are using two cellphones today -- one for w...

2014: The Year of Counterveillance

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

It should come as no surprise to many that chose "Privacy" as its 2013 "Word of the Year." Consider these six news stories, which br...

Keeping Tabs on Your Kids

Robert Siciliano | Posted 11.20.2013 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Look, I hear this all the time: "I want to respect my children's privacy, but I also want to keep tabs on them." OK, I get it. Kids need their privacy...

Beware the Pitfalls of Public Wi-Fi Connections

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

Ever notice how many people walk down the street completely engrossed in their smartphones and tablets? I fully expect to see one of them to walk into...

Is Chen Guangcheng A Spyware Victim?

Reuters | Jonathan Allen | Posted 08.20.2013 | World

(Adds ChinaAid request to FBI, details on software) By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, June 21 (Reuters) - When Chinese activis...

Gerry Smith

Repressive Governments Use Spyware To Track Activists, Report Says | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.13.2013 | Technology

FinSpy surveillance software, marketed worldwide to law enforcement agencies as a way to monitor criminals, is widely used by repressive governments t...

Minority Report: Ten Years Later, Fiction Has Become Reality

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.17.2012 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

These are but a few of the technological devices now in the hands of those who control the corporate police state. Fiction, in essence, has become fact -- albeit, a rather frightening one.

Banned for Life From Facebook, Man Finds a Home on Google Plus (Video)

Dan McDermott | Posted 01.15.2012 | Technology
Dan McDermott

My special guest on this edition of Google Plus Week is Adam Guerbuez, the Montreal marketer who got sued for $873 million by Facebook and lost.

Spyware Scandal Outrages Germany

GlobalPost | Posted 12.27.2011 | World

BERLIN, Germany -- It's the stuff of modern nightmares. A seemingly innocuous email plants malicious spyware on your computer, allowing strangers t...

Apple Users Targeted By 'Mac Defender' Malware

Posted 07.20.2011 | Technology


The 12 Scams of Christmas and Other Attacks

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

As cybercriminals begin to take advantage of the holiday season, be cautious. If you are ever in doubt that an offer or product is not legitimate, do not click on it.

Chinese Computer Equipment May Be Bugged: RUMOR

ITworld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

As you surely know, Google has accused China of hacking into its systems and is considering pulling out of China altogether. The U.S. government is ta...

Cellphone Spyware Lets You Eavesdrop On Calls, Track Every Move (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Spyware for cellphones has taken Big Brother a whole new set of capabilities. With the new spyware software now available, you can be alerted every t...

The Writers Workbench: Spy vs. Spy

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert J. Elisberg

It's taken a while, but the world has finally, seemingly caught on that having anti-spyware and anti-virus protection is a good thing.

MILF's Problem with MILFs

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

By sticking with its current acronym, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front is in a precarious position made famous by the Nixon fundraising organization, the Committee to Re-Elect the President (CREEP).

Internet Fraud as a Market Failure

Charles Perrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charles Perrow

If fraud expands faster than financial transactions on the internet, we might find there is a market for safe software.

One Way to Find bin Laden

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keith Thomson

2008-11-21-combay_bat.jpg One solution might be sending in this six-inch-long robotic micro-aerial vehicle known as the Com-Bat. In concept, similar to a radio-controlled toy.

The Writers Workbench: Anti-Spyware

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert J. Elisberg

In terms of computer security, most of the major programs are major for very good reasons. But in malware protection, one shouldn't assume a Recognizable Name is better just because it's recognizable.

Microsoft Helps Nab $900M Piracy Ring

AP | JESSICA MINTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SEATTLE — Near-perfect knockoffs of 21 different Microsoft programs began surfacing around the world just over a decade ago. Soon, PCs in more ...

New Advertising Start-Up Spies On Your Calls

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A startup has come up with a new way to make money from phone calls connected via the Internet: having software listen to the calls, then displaying a...