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ITsecurity Daily News: 09/05/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 5, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Friday, September 5, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Twitpic to shut down “Twitpic will shut down Sept. 25 after the company […]

TweetDeck’s all-a-flutter

Posted by Kevin on June 12, 2014

OK, so what’s this all about? The first thing to note is the speed of TweetDeck’s reaction. As soon as they realised the problem, they shut down, fixed it, and restarted in just about one hour. So we’re safe now, yes? No, we’re never safe. All we can do is make a judgment on whether […]

The tech giants’ letter to the Senate is just a load of fluff

Posted by Kevin on June 6, 2014

Nine US tech giants have written to the Senate requesting that the watered down Freedom Act be returned to its original strength. The Freedom Act’s original purpose was to curb the excesses of the NSA; but it was so weakened in its passage through the House of Representatives that many of its original supporters voted […]