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August 19, 2014

Nonprofit Promotes Safety Online With Two-Step Campaign

by Christine Stuart | August 19, 2014 12:20pm

Christine Stuart photo Convenience is the enemy when it comes to staying safe online. That’s why a nonprofit organization was spreading news in Hartford Monday about online password safety and two-step authorization.

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November 1, 2013

NSA Surveillance May Cause Breakup of Internet, Experts Warn

by The Guardian | November 1, 2013 10:25pm

Wikipedia The vast scale of online surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden is leading to the breakup of the Internet as countries scramble to protect private or commercially sensitive emails and phone records from U.K. and U.S. security services, according to experts and academics.

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February 24, 2012

ANALYSIS | Updating Is The Key To Protecting Websites, Visitors

by Lon Seidman | February 24, 2012 4:10pm

America’s first geek, Benjamin Franklin, offered this piece of advice way back in the 18th century: “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  It’s sage wisdom in the wake of the House Republicans’ website being taken down recently by a potentially dangerous computer virus.

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August 8, 2011

Video & Analysis | Huge Security Hole Puts Coffee Shop Web Surfers at Significant Risk

by Lon Seidman | August 8, 2011 4:09pm

Unskilled hackers at your local coffee shop can gain complete access to your Facebook account as well as other online services with a simple mouse click.  Fixing the problem is easy but many people haven’t implemented it, surfing away completely unaware of how vulnerable they may be to a cyber intrusion.

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July 26, 2011

Facebook Changes Policies in Response to Jepsen’s Concerns

by Hugh McQuaid | July 26, 2011 1:54pm

Attorney General George Jepsen said Tuesday his complaints about privacy prompted executives at Facebook to change its policies regarding the “opt out” process for its facial recognition software that helps identify users in photos. 

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May 3, 2011

Connecticut Attorney General to Receive Details on Apple & Google Location Gathering

by Lon Seidman | May 3, 2011 12:41am

Apple last week issued a statement detailing how its smartphones record and track users’ whereabouts, including an assertion that the company is not tracking its users, but rather, the phone maintains a “crowd-sourced” database of nearby Wifi hotspots and cellular towers.

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