What is CALEA?

After the recently failed CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) and SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) legislation, many questions have been raised regarding websites and their user's rights to the content they post or communicate online. Now, the FBI is looking for internet companies to build in a backdoor access into websites to allow for easier surveillance of content users.

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Facebook Privacy Invasion? You decide....

How did Facebook ever begin making a profit? Facebook has affected everyone between the age range of 12-50+ with its user-friendly interface and capability to communicate with people worldwide. While just about anybody can use this "free" service, most are not aware of the precautions needed for their information to be safe and secure. While Facebook charges no fee in return for its services, it does charge outside companies and advertisers for your personal information.

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Google Tracking Safari Users

In recent weeks Google has been called into question for tracking users of the Safari web browser. With the majority market share for search engines, Google has started to come under scrutiny for its questionable tracking techniques. In a quest for greater profits and greater power over internet users, the Google monopoly is starting to get on the nerves of individuals who want their browsing history to remain private. Google is then selling this information to companies looking to market a product or service.

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Mozilla Foundation issues critical update for Firefox web browser

Mozilla Foundation has issued a critical update to its popular Firefox web browser on Friday, February 10, 2012. The update brings the latest version of the browser to version 10.0.1.

The update addresses several security issues, including a "crash bug" that may be exploitable by hackers if the browser were to crash (stop working).

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Tips to Improve Your Youtube Experience

Youtube is the most widely used online video application. And although it has had a few bumps with design decision criticisms from users, it still remains one of the most popular sites on the web. The site is very functional, but there are certain things you can do to enhance your experience using the site.

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Protect yourself when shopping Online!

Shoe and apparel retailer Zappos.com disclosed a major data breach on Sunday January 15, 2012. The shoe retailer is requiring customers to change their passwords to the website, as customer name and address data may have been accessed, along with last four digits of customer credit cards (but not full credit card numbers.) Sources indicate that the entire customer base of 24 million may be affected.

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Getting the most out of a Google Search

One of the most basic functions of the Internet involves using search engines such as Google to help users find information and reach their desired information. Throughout 2011, Google processed over 1 billion search queries per day. The sheer volume of searches helps to refine Google's results and provide a better experience for the user. Search engines are valuable tools, but there are certain ways to construct search phrases that can enhance the accuracy of the algorithm used by engines such as Google.

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