Started as a side project by then-Googler Brian Kennish back in 2010 to cut out ad tracking during a person’s Facebook browsing session, Disconnect has gone on to raise funding (twice), expand to work on multiple browsers and sites, and create apps for specific users (eg, kids), and take on more engineers, including two more from Google and one from the NSA. With its apps now used by 1 million people every week, Disconnect is now tackling the most popular way that people discover content online today: search engines. Today, the company is launching Disconnect Search, an extension for Chrome and Firefox browsers that lets users searching on Google, Bing and Yahoo, as well as Blekko and DuckDuckGo, to remain private while doing so. (more…)
Twitter, Linkedin, Yahoo! and Hotmail accounts are open to hijacking thanks to a flaw that allows cookies to be stolen and reused, according to a researcher. (more…)
Good news for those security conscious folks out there. Twitter made the announcement that the HTTPS protocol would be set as DEFAULT for all account. This is probably one of the best steps the company could make. As, it is widely used in Unsecured WiFi connections through out the world. (more…)
Reports indicate that Anonymous used a new method in bringing down DOJ and FBI sites. According to Gawker, they used twitter links to dupe folks into assisting with LOIC attacks on both locations. (more…)
Source: TGDaily, Wired, TechCrunch
Twitters facelift has made is cleaner, sharper, faster, easier to navigate as well as more attractive to advertisers.
Twitter Must Provide Data on 3 Users, Judge Rules – NYTimes.com.
Internet anonymity and privacy, well times they are a changing. For the longest time some on the internet have lived thinking that you could say anything or do anything just because they couldn’t see you. Because they could not see you, they could not find you and you could say whatever you wanted. Times they are changing my friends. You can’t just say or do whatever you want if it’s illegal they WILL respond. It may take them a while but they WILL. Wireds Threat Level article has a copy of the entire legal documents regarding this ruling.