Within six months Facebook users should have access to greater controls over their personal data and be provide with more information about how their data is being used, according to recommendations by Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner which will affect users of the site across the world.
In a series of text messages being send to mobile phone customers this week the major service providers, Vodafone, O2, Three, eMobile are advising customers to change their voicemail passcodes so as to prevent unauthorised access to personal messages.
For all the millions companies spend each year protecting their IT infrastructure from hackers, viruses, and other forms of malware, many forget that their social media accounts could be their weak link. So what can companies do to protect themselves, their staff, and their customers, against social media threats?
Oliver Emberton, owner of SilkTide – a website analysis company, has produced this 2.5 minute video to explain the controversial EU cookie directive, which was supposed to come into force across the 27 member states in May this year.
Facebook has been stung by its own PR firm in an underhand plot to feed negative stories about Google to the press. The plot came to light after the influential US blogger and online security and privacy expert Chris Soghoian published an email thread between himself and the Facebook's PR firm Burson-Marsteller.
Today Sony will reveal details of how their PlayStation Network and Qriocity music service were hacked. But if you are one of the millions of Sony customers who fears their Credit Card details have been hacked what should you do?