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US government to scan people’s personal web use

Citizens in the US will have their web viewing scanned all in the name of cyber security. The US government has expanding a cyber security program to scan internet traffic that heads into and out of defence contractors to include more of the country’s private, civilian-run infrastructure. As a result, more private sector employees than ever before, including […]

Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz dies at 26

Aaron Swartz who  fought to make online content free to the public and as a teenager helped create RSS , committed suicide in his Brooklyn apartment on Friday night according to his family and authorities.  In 2011, he was charged with stealing millions of scientific journals from a computer archive at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in an […]

Facebook to roll out HTTPS to all users as default

Facebook has started encrypting the connections of its users by default last week. This is as part of a plan to roll out always-on HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) to its entire global user base. For the past several years, security experts and privacy advocates have called on Facebook to enable always-on HTTPS by default […]

Twitter adds option to login using HTTPS

With the rising awareness and concern over the stealing of passwords and other sensitive data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks, Twitter is the latest online services company to boost its use of encrypted website connections. Twitter announced on Wednesday that it will give its users the option to always automatically connect to Twitter.com using HTTPS, which encrypts communications […]