Know How Unsafe Your Passwords Are


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‘Mozilla knows all too well the online privacy and security issues that its users face. Its Firefox browser is the gateway to the Web for millions of people, and it doesn’t take that responsibility lightly. Mozilla Labs recently launched what it calls the Watchdog initiative to help users understand and manage passwords and privacy-related matters.

‘The latest Watchdog project to see the light of day is a Firefox add-on called the Password Reuse Visualizer. Once installed, it allows users to see a data visualization of their stored passwords and how they’re being used across sites…’
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/firefox-stored-passwords-data-visualization.php

Make Your Tablet More Useful
‘Benefits to tablets include their ease of use, speed, their ability to display books and notes, and gaming potential. However, they also have their shortcomings, including the difficulty typing on them and limited hardware.

‘For this reason, investing in accessories is a great way to get the maximum potential out of your tablet PC. From cases to battery boosters and external hard drives, there are many ways you can turn your tablet into the ultimate computer on the go.

‘In this article we’ll look at some of the most popular tablet accessories and learn about how they can make your computing life a little easier…’
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/tablets/10-tablet-pc-accessories.htm#mkcpgn=em6

A guide to tablets, great and small
http://www.networkworld.com/slideshow/33275?source=NWWNLE_nlt_daily_pm_2012-02-23

Privacy Issues
Facebook Sued Again for Tracking
While Google promises to honor ‘Do Not Track’ button
Facebook Tracks You Even After You Log Off

‘William H. “Billy” Murphy Jr. and Peter G. Angelos allege Facebook has surreptitiously used online tracking technology, or “cookies,” to keep tabs on its registered users’ activities, even when they have logged off of the website. Using this technology, Facebook has been able to see what other websites its members visit, Murphy and Angelos claim in the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Northern California at San Jose…’
http://thedailyrecord.com/2012/02/22/angelos-murphy-file-lawsuit-against-facebook-over-privacy-violations/

Google to Honor ‘Do Not Track’ Button
‘A coalition of Internet giants including Google Inc. has agreed to support a do-not-track button to be embedded in most Web browsers—a move that the industry had been resisting for more than a year.

‘The reversal is being announced as part of the White House’s call for Congress to pass a “privacy bill of rights,” that will give people greater control over the personal data collected about them…’
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203960804577239774264364692.html

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