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Facebook breach highlights data security's "weakest link" syndrome

Facebook disclosed that sensitive data from as many as six million user accounts was exposed thanks to a year-long glitch.

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The Week in Mac Accessories: Feeling Blu

This week's roundup of Mac accessories includes a Blu-ray player for your Mac and several items to protect your laptop from dirt, grime, and drops.

Mac Gems: OneSafe gives 1Password some password-saving competition

There's no shortage of password managers for OS X, but Lunabee's OneSafe, like the popular 1Password, sets itself apart with a smart feature set and impressive usability.

Apple responds to Prism reports, emphasizes user-privacy efforts

In an open letter posted to the company's website, Apple provides information about what kinds of data it does and does not provide to U.S. government agencies, when it provides that information, and how the company promises to protect user privacy.

Facebook, Microsoft disclose FISA requests, sort of

Both Facebook and Microsoft asked for and received permission to disclose FISA and other government requests for information following the Prism scandal.

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Apple's security strategy: make it invisible

In its next-generation operating systems, Apple has found a way to combine good security with good user-interface design. Rich Mogull explains.

How to encrypt your email

What with all the talk of governments accessing our email, some people would like to prevent that from happening. Chris Breen explains how to encrypt email with Apple's Mail.

How to protect your PC from Prism surveillance

You have the right to be secure in your electronic communications. Here are a few tips on how to do it.

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Mac OS X 10.8.4 fixes iMessage ordering issue, more

Apple has released Mac OS X 10.8.4, including a fixes for iMessage ordering, Safari 6.0.5, and other feature improvements and security patches.

Remains of the Day: Reach out and touch someone

The Journal reads the supply-chain tea leaves, iPod touch sales hit a new milestone, and iCloud is, well, pretty much exactly as secure as you think it is.