rotorbudd writes: While telecommunications companies are legally obligated to hand over records, AT&T appears to have gone much further to make the enterprise profitable, according to ACLU technology policy analyst Christopher Soghoian.
rotorbudd writes: The New York Times reports that Hold Security has discovered that a Russian crime ring has amassed over a billion unique records.
" A Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses, security researchers say."
rotorbudd writes: From Vox Popoli: "Eich stood firmly in the way of Mozilla incorporating DRM into Firefox. Now that he's gone, and his technological authority with him, Mozilla immediately caved to Hollywood interests. It's also interesting to note that the justification for Mozilla making this change is given as fear that users will abandon them. That demonstrates that the campaign to #uninstallfirefox was based on a sound principle, even if it was not quite as successful as I would have liked it to be."
rotorbudd writes: Guess the good Mayor has never heard of the Streisand Effect. The original Twitter account had a total of 50 followers. The new account has over 200 "Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria, Illinois, ordered police to track down whoever was responsible for a parody Twitter account mocking him."
rotorbudd writes: Departing Google CEO Eric Schmidt was known for some of his bumbling public statements — like saying that privacy didn't matter — but apparently he made some internal blunders as well. One of the biggest: asking Google's search team to remove information about a political donation from its search results.
rotorbudd writes: The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency says contact with its experimental hypersonic glider was lost after launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the central California coast.