A coalition of Technology companies released their plan for reforming how the government conducts surveillance. See below for the full press release. WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo joined together to propose principles for reforming government surveillance laws and practices. The companies also urged the President and the United States Congress to take the lead on reform with an open letter that reads: Dear Mr. President and Members of Congress, We understand that governments have a duty to protect their citizens. But this summer's revelations highlighted the urgent need to reform government surveillance practices worldwide. The balance in many countries has tipped too far in favor of the state a
Hackers have stolen usernames and passwords for nearly two million accounts at Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and others, according to a report released this week. The massive data breach was a result of keylogging software maliciously installed on an untold number of computers around the world, researchers at cybersecurity firm Trustwave said. The virus was capturing log-in credentials for key websites over the past month and sending those usernames and passwords to a server controlled by the hackers. On Nov. 24, Trustwave researchers tracked that server, located in the Netherlands. They discovered compromised credentials for more than 93,000 websites, including: 318,000 Facebook (FB, Fortune 500) accounts 70,000 Gmail, Google+ and YouTube accounts 60,000 Yahoo (YHOO, Fortun...
Sina Weibo, the Chinese microblogging platform sometimes referred to as “China’s Twitter,” is finally offering an English-language interface, as confirmed to Tech In Asia by the company. Though the English-language interface is still only partial, it will help turn the site into an important marketing tool for overseas brands and celebrities hoping to reach Chinese consumers, especially since there may be as few as just 18,000 active Twitter users in the country more
Three out of four heads of state globally are utilising social media network Twitter, according to a survey from the Digital Policy Council (DPC). The DPC’s annual study says that a total of 123 world leaders out of 164 countries had accounts on Twitter set up in their personal name or through an official government office more
Investors pinning their hopes on a New Year windfall with a Twitter IPO may have to wait a little longer yet as the markets grow more cautious about social media investments in the wake of Facebook's rocky path to life as a public company. more