Over the last two years it has become apparent that many influential governments, including those in Australia, the UK, the US, Russia, and others, have brought in measures to retain data on a mass scale.
Facebook, a company based on publicly sharing details about yourself, continues to make it easier for users to maintain some privacy when they visit the site. On Tuesday, Facebook announced additional support for using the Tor anonymity network with the Android version of its app.
There’s one good thing that comes out of all those website breaches every year: Security researchers get to comb through all those lists of usernames and passwords to remind us just how bad most of our passwords are.
For almost three years, millions of servers and smaller devices running Linux have been vulnerable to attacks that allow an unprivileged app or user to gain nearly unfettered root access. Major Linux distributors are expected to fix the privilege escalation bug this week, but the difficulty of releasing updates for Android handsets and embedded devices means many people may remain susceptible for months or years.