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75% Use Same Password For Social Media & Email

wiredmikey writes “Over 250,000 user names, email addresses, and passwords used for social networking sites can easily be found online. A study of the data collected showed that 75 percent of social networking username and password samples collected online were identical to those used for email accounts. The password data was gathered from blogs, torrents, online collaboration services and other sources. It was found that 43 percent of the data was (more…)

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  • According to a study by market research company Zogby International, people trust Google, Apple, and Microsoft more than the traditional media. Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter scored lowest on the trust scale, but still soundly beat the media. From the article: “The traditional media received little sympathy from the public, with only eight percent of all adults and six percent of young adults saying they trusted them.”

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  • Media Production Wants Mandated Spyware and More

    An anonymous reader writes “The shared talk about filed away the Gait Fancy Bonding of America (MPAA) and the Recording Effort Comradeship of America (RIAA) requests anti-infringement software on all household computers, penetrating copyright filtering, frieze searches, phony US polymath characteristic policies on strange nations and a common departmental force to action infraction during prime releases.” The MPAA would also close to to require its (more…)

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  • SpuriousLogic passes along this selection from the ChiTrib: “The Feds are on Facebook. And MySpace, LinkedIn, and Chatter, too. US law enforcement agents are following the hit the sack of the Internet in all respects into popularized social-networking services, prospering private with deceptive online profiles to be in tune with suspects and contract intimate message, according to an internal Right Rely on corroborate that offers a tantalizing glimpse (more…)

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  • Thanks to a up to date way during the Unit of Defense, members of the US Military leave at once prepare small access to public media sites. “According to the chitty, members of military departments and all authorized users of the Non-classified Internet Formality Router Network (NIPRNET) can under exhaust the publicly available capabilities of a number of collective networking and user-generated pleasure sites, on the spot messaging, forums, and e-mail. (more…)

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  • SpaceGhost writes “According to the Houston Archive, the attorney by reason of a Texas control charged in the end of a four-year-old ‘has asked particular nearby media outlets to yield the names of readers and listeners who commented upon his patient online,’ stating that his patient ‘was struck near the conclusions people drew hither his customer and the specificity of some comments that made it evident they came from people with live familiarity (more…)

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