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Twitter CEO vows to defend users' privacy

Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo has said the company will continue to defend the privacy of its users in the face of legal challenges by authorities that want to gain access to deleted content.

on techhive.com

Google adds 'Do Not Track' to Chrome by year's end

Google has moved a step closer to making good on its promise to support "Do Not Track" in Chrome by the end of this year.

on pcworld.com

Firefox 15.0.1 fixes bug that exposed websites visited in private browsing mode

Mozilla released Firefox 15.0.1 on Thursday in order to fix a bug that potentially exposed the websites visited by users while in "Private Browsing" mode.

FBI denies it was source of leaked Apple device ID data

The FBI denied that the 1 million unique device identifiers for Apple devices posted publicly by hacker group AntiSec on Monday had come from its computers.

Browser plug-in and website warn about data harvesting by Facebook apps

Secure.me has launched a website and a browser plug-in designed to make Facebook users aware of the personal information that gets harvested by third-party applications.

Twitter appeals court ruling to turn over user information

Twitter has filed an appeal of a New York judge's June decision requiring the company to turn over detailed information about a user tied to the Occupy Wall Street protest movement.

Consumer Watchdog challenges Google-FTC privacy settlement

The nonprofit consumer advocacy group is dialing up its criticism of the proposed privacy settlement between the Federal Trade Commission and Google.

Weekly Wrap: Fix Mountain Lion bugs, avoid scary hacks

Don't look now, but summer's kind of winding down. Now's the time to go outside with your laptop or iOS device, and catch up on both the sun's rays and Macworld's biggest stories from the past week.

FTC gives final approval to Facebook privacy settlement

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has approved a settlement with Facebook related to charges that the social networking leader deceived consumers regarding the privacy of their data.

How to configure Google's two-step authentication

Enabling Google's two-step authentication comes with a few complexities. But it also might save your data from nefarious folks out to steal or delete it for fun.