Category Archives for Internet Safety

Are The FBI Keeping Internet Flaws A Secret?

There is talk that the US government is allowing its law enforcement agencies to keep secrets concerning computer security flaws in a bid to further investigations on hackers and cyber spies. It seems that the White House has provided an exemption for the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to keep information concerning any software […]

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Yahoo No Longer Supporting Do Not Track

Yahoo has stopped offering users the privilege of selecting the Do Not Track (DNT) option on its settings. This means that now users will automatically be tracked regardless if they enable Do Not Track services on their settings or not. The Do Not Track HTTP privacy setting tells advertisers and browsers whether an Internet user […]

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Yahoo Encrypts Traffic Flowing Between Data Centers

A few months after claims that the NSA was sniffing around some of Yahoo’s links they have decided to encrypt traffic flowing between the affected data centers. This move was done starting March 31st. This is among the many moves been put in place by ISPs after the release of information by an NSA contractor, […]

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Google Asks Supreme Court To Decide WiFi Snooping Case

Google Inc has petitioned the Supreme Court to step in and decide whether the information sent over its WiFi networks which are unencrypted, is protected by federal law. To be specific, they want to know whether the networks are covered by a law known as the Federal Wiretap Act. This move is in response to allegations brought […]

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Internet Explorer Beats Firefox, Chrome and Safari For Malware Detection

It may come as a surprise to many that Internet Explorer has a malware block rate that is far better than that of Apple’s Safari, Mozilla’s Firefox and Google’s Chrome. Unfortunately, it is a fact as this conclusion is based on lab tests that were recently performed by NSS Labs. According to the findings, Internet […]

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