Latest news from Naked Security (2018/04/11)

Back to the future! 1990s Windows File Manager! NOW OPEN SOURCE!

You can now build the 1990s Microsoft Windows “File Manager” app for Windows 10. But why? BECAUSE YOU CAN!

Steve Wozniak explains why he deactivated his Facebook account

As his 5,000 Facebook friends are about to find out, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has well and truly left the building.

Congress grills Zuckerberg, day one: How does this online stuff work?

On Tuesday, senators began their questioning of the virgin-to-Congressional-grilling, Mark Zuckerberg.

How ODNS keeps your browsing habits secret

“Oblivious DNS” keeps your DNS traffic private without retooling the internet

Latest news from Naked Security (2018/04/10)

How to check if your Facebook data was shared with Cambridge Analytica

Here’s how to find out whether you or your friends shared personal data with controversial data-harvesting company Cambridge Analytica

YouTube illegally collects data from kids, group claims

A coalition has filed a complaint with the FTC, charging that Google’s YouTube is breaking COPPA: the law to protect children’s privacy.

Another company’s been harvesting Facebook user data

Like Cambridge Analytica, Cubeyou also gobbled users’ data with personality quizzes, under the guise of “research.”

Jail for white collar pirates who stole from Oracle

The unequal struggle between software giant Oracle and services company Terix has finally concluded with the latter’s CEO and co-founder Bernd Appleby being handed two years in jail.

Latest news from Naked Security (2018/04/09)

5 Facebook facepalms (just last week)

Facebook has been in the news of late for all the wrong reasons, and it’s only getting worse.

Hacker mines up to $1 million in Verge after exploiting major bug

According to a forum post, a malicious miner appeared to have found a way to subject Verge to a widely-hypothesised blockchain takeover called a “51% attack”.

Thousands of Google employees call for company to cancel Pentagon work

Google’s helping the Pentagon to build AI for drones, and a vocal group of employees have asked the company to drop the project.

Monday review – the hot 19 stories of the week

From Washington’s fake cell towers and the Youtuber sued by In-N-Out Burger to Cloudflare’s promises to make DNS more secure and more!

Crooks are swapping out chips on payment cards, says US Secret Service

The crooks don’t steal your whole card, which you’d probably notice, but just the chip from it…