Archive | April, 2014

U.S. Judge Rules American Search Warrants Apply to Data Stored on Foreign Computers

Original link is HERE. Essentially, in a ruling that is sure to be challenged all the way to the US Supreme Court, a magistrate in New York has ruled that companies must turn over the private data of customers when a warrant is issued, even if that data is stored on computers located in foreign […]

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OpenSSL “Heartbleed” Bug Threatens Secure Websites

This news has been out for a few days, but it’s pretty technical and I’ve debated the best way to present it to non-technical people. Essentially the protocol used to secure connections between computers and websites has a very severe vulnerability in its implementation that was just recently discovered. Problem is, the vulnerability – a […]

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Fake AntiVirus App Scams $40,000 in One Week of Downloads

Original article here. Anyone who knows me or reads this blog on a regular basis understands that I have a bias toward preference for free open source software and that this is one of the many reasons I recommend Android over iOS devices.  However, it is true that the open nature of the Android app […]

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