Sony customers in Europe are being warned that Credit Card numbers, home addresses, birth dates and personal passwords have all be compromised in the global hack on the PlayStation and Qriocity networks in April.
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?
Less than 1% of Firefox users have activated the "Do not track" option in the latest version of the browser according to the Future of Privacy Forum think tank. Jules Polonetsky, founder of the think thank based his claim on information from two unnamed ad networks who gave access to their data. Polonetsky also reports that some ad networks are recording how many times their servers are told not to track a site's user.
Google Transparency Report, the search giant's server analysis tool has added realtime analytics and added data about local outages, the company has announced. Google Transparency Report is Google's public service site in which the company shows how it interacts with government bodies and manages user access to the company's services.
Google is in the process of developing a new social network called Google Circles, the search engine announced at South by Southwest Interactive today. It has long been rumoured that Google was working on one or a number of social networks and this announcement may be the result of the long mooted Google Me and Google Loop projects.
Microsoft is finishing rolling out its latest update to its Internet Explorer browser to millions of Windows Vista and 7 users this weekend. Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate has been issued in February’s automatic security download for Windows machines running the two latest versions of the company’s operating system, Vista and 7.
As we reported earlier in the month Facebook Messages is being rolled out across Ireland. A new batch of users had the service activated in the past day. But many are still wondering what Facebook Messages is and how to use it. Our simple guide will fill you in on the important bits of this simple but powerful addition to Facebook.
Smartphone users are becoming more concerned about their privacy when using geolocation apps, according to a survey released by Microsoft this week to coincide with Data Privacy Day. The survey found that users have a host of concerns for their privacy when using location based phone apps Some 84% of respondents said that they fear such applications could be used to help unknown people steal personal information or identities.
Facebook has announced a series of punitive measures against developers who leaked user ids. In a hard hitting blog post Facbook programmer Mike Vernal attacked applications that shared/leaked Facebook users' ids while also defending the social network's privacy policies.
From accusations that it has outed gay users to poor security that allowed apps to leak user information to advertising agencies the Facebook has not had a good week. But in between these claims and accusations Facebook's users have genuine concerns for their privacy.
Speaking in response to an information request from this site the Irish Data Protection Commission said that as Facebook's Europe, the Middle East and Africa are based in Dublin it will be discussing the privacy issue with the social network.
It was a busy day at Facebook HQ in Palo Alto, California yesterday, where Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made three very important announcements, largely giving Facebook users more control over what they share and precisely who with.