Max Schrems is a brave, 24 year old law student from Vienna, Austria, who is challenging Facebook’s use of personal data for things such as creating shadow profiles and long-term tracking. So what is the problem here, and just what will be the result if Schrems’ complaints are upheld?
Security & Privacy
Find expert advice on Internet security and how to protect your online privacy on BrightHub.com’s Internet Security & Privacy channel.In the US alone, 146.4 million users were online in March 2008 according to the latest NielsonNet ratings. As Internet use has increased, so too has ‘the dark side of the Net’ – spam, viruses, malware, trojans and hackers. This emerging field of ‘cyber crime’ has led to a variety of software designed to protect your personal information and maintain your online privacy, as well as a growing need for reliable information on best practices for safe surfing.Managing Editor J.F. Amprimoz and his team of technical writers offer an in-depth look at how to best protect your computer and your personal data. In addition to honest security software reviews, you will find original and thought-provoking technology articles such as Paul’s series on Defensive Browsing or his kid-safe browsing primer for parents: Do You Browse Like You Parent?In addition to informative technology articles and information on how to surf safely, join the Bright Hub community to comment on articles and ask questions.
They might just look like you or me, but cybercriminals have the ability to ruin lives with their selfish disregard for the livelihoods of others. Our rogues’ gallery of some of America’s most notorious cyber crime perpetrators will show you just what we mean.
The key to not falling victim to the various predators online is to recognize their tricks. This gallery of screenshots contains many examples of how online con artists work. Take a good look at the items inside to better understand your enemy.
Looking for a new internet security suite to protect your computer? Look no further – in this guide you’ll find links to some of the most popular internet security packages available – all in one handy location.
Think you know how to stay safe online? Take our Internet safety quiz to find out how much you do know, or maybe don’t know, about Internet security basics.
Phishers have traditionally targeted financial sites, but they recently shifted to social networks. Check out these fraudulent emails and websites so you can easily spot them the next time you browse the Internet or download e-mail messages.