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.: Fake antivirus still scamming naive consumers - 16th Nov 2010

"Years after criminals started distributing fake antivirus software on a wide scale, UK consumers are still regularly falling for the scam, government-backed security organisation Getsafeonline has said. According to the organisation's own research, 80% of UK web users aren't even aware that such cons exist, an ignorance that has allowed it to morph into potentially even more serious forms such as cold calling scams..."
[Network World]




.: Help! My PC is infected with malware (FAQ) - 22nd Oct 2010

"Has your computer been acting funny, crashing, running slow, or displaying unusual error messages? Have you been promiscuously clicking on Web links and opening up attachments from strangers? You could have a malware infection. I get questions all the time from readers and friends asking what to do when they think their computers are infected. Here's a primer that should help..."
[news.com]




.: Ad Group Unveils Plan to Improve Web Privacy - 4th Oct 2010

"As the debate around online privacy and advertiser access to users’ data continues, a group of the advertising industry’s largest trade organizations was to announce on Monday the details of a self-regulatory program that would allow users to opt out of being tracked by its member organizations..."
[NY Times]




.: Lawsuit Targets Mobile Advertiser Over Sneaky HTML5 Pseudo-Cookies - 17th Sep 2010

"A New York mobile-web advertising company was hit Wednesday with a proposed class action lawsuit over its use of an HTML5 trick to track iPhone and iPad users across a number of websites, in what is believed to be the first privacy lawsuit of its kind in the mobile space..."
[Wired]




.: Web users sue companies claiming use of Flash cookies is a hack - 14th Sep 2010

"Content sharing service Clearspring and some of its customers, including a Walt Disney subsidiary and Warner Brothers, are being sued over the alleged use of Flash cookies to track the actions of children. The companies are being sued in a class action suit which claims that the technology is being used to track their web usage without proper notice..."
[Outlaw]






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