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Technology 26 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

Canada privacy chief criticises new Facebook changes

b>MONTREAL/b>: Facebook users may be targets of blackmail after changes that erode personal security protections on the world's most popular social network website, Canada's privacy czar warned.

Technology 15 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Keeping it private

The pluses and minuses of the Personal Data Protection Bill 2009.

Technology 23 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Hacker accused of extorting sexually explicit videos

b>LOS ANGELES/b>: A hacker took over more than 100 computers and used them to extort sexually explicit videos from women and teenage girls by threatening to release their personal data, federal prosecutors charged.

Technology 15 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

German minister calls for Internet ‘honour code’

b>BERLIN:/bGermany's consumer minister, who vowed to delete her Facebook account in protest at the networking site's privacy policies, called for an Internet 'honour code' to protect personal data, on July 12.

Technology 19 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Augmented reality app tops competition at Gettie Awards

LAYAR, a cross-platform application that helps users contextualise their immediate surroundings with augmented reality is the overall winner of this year's Gettie Award.

Technology 02 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Net upgrade to foil cybercrooks

The Internet has undergone a key upgrade that ­promises to stop ­cybercriminals from using fake websites that dupe people into downloading viruses or revealing personal data.

Technology 03 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Smartphones tempting new targets for hackers

Software security experts warn that mobile phones are tempting targets for hackers in a world where people eagerly invite strange applications onto handsets packed with personal data.

Technology 07 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Kaspersky unveils new security products

b>PETALING JAYA:/bKaspersky Lab has launched i>Internet Security 2011/iand i>Anti-Virus 2011 /iwhich feature advanced tools for monitoring malware.

Technology 07 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Facebook lets users form groups and download data

b>PALO ALTO: /b>Facebook is letting users form cosy cliques as part of a move to give people more control of their information at the world's most popular online social network.

Technology 02 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

US proposes Do Not Track list for web marketing

b>WASHINGTON:/bFederal regulators are proposing the creation of a 'Do Not Track' list for the Internet. This would allow people to prevent Internet marketers from tracking their web browsing habits for targeted advertising.