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Facebook, Warner Bros. team up for in-network movie rentals

"The Dark Knight" may be a few years old now, but it's getting new life as the first title offered up for rent through a partnership between Warner Bros. and Facebook. For 30 Facebook credits, which converts to about $3, you can watch the movie in your browser. Warner Bros. plans to expand the titles available for rent and purchase in the coming months.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 8, 2011; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Facebook, Internet TV, Privacy, Security, Social media  
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Judge says Sony can see visitors to hacker's site

A judge has said its okay for Sony to get the IP address of every user who has visited a Web site containing a hack for the PlayStation 3.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 7, 2011; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Gaming, Privacy, Security  
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Google activates 'kill switch' to remove Android malware

Google's response to a bout of Trojan-horse applications targeting its Android operating system shows how much and how little power it exerts over that platform. The key part of Google's latest reaction, announced in a blog post Saturday night by Android security head Rich Cannings, is the remote removal from...

By Rob Pegoraro  | March 7, 2011; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Android, Google, Mobile, Security  
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Google pulls malware apps from Android Market

Google has pulled 21 mobile applications from its Android Market after being alerted that the apps were pulling information from users and downloading code without permission.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 2, 2011; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Google, Mobile, Security  
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Microsoft's Windows 7 Service Pack 1 does... something

Microsoft shipped the most important update yet to Windows 7 yesterday--or so you'd conclude from the Redmond, Wash., company's home-page promotion of this Service Pack 1 patch. Its name would suggest the same; Microsoft ranks Service Packs among its most comprehensive, sweeping fixes, issued only two or three times for...

By Rob Pegoraro  | February 23, 2011; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Security, Windows  
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Google adds optional two-step Gmail security

Google just launched a new, secured login for Gmail and other Google services.

By Rob Pegoraro  | February 10, 2011; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  E-mail, Security  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Facebook offering site-wide 'HTTPS' security, Rob Pegoraro , January 26, 2011
4chan knocked offline by denial-of-service attack, Rob Pegoraro , December 28, 2010
My Gawker account got compromised. Now what?, Rob Pegoraro , December 13, 2010
Google opens Chrome Web store, demos Chrome OS, Rob Pegoraro , December 7, 2010
Google ships Chrome 8. Did you notice?, Rob Pegoraro , December 3, 2010
An Adobe Reader update worth the download hassle, Rob Pegoraro , November 19, 2010
Apple ships OS X 10.6.5 update: its biggest yet?, Rob Pegoraro , November 12, 2010
Facebook, Google privacy 'breaches' that aren't , Rob Pegoraro , November 11, 2010
More thoughts on junking Java, Rob Pegoraro , October 21, 2010
Request for comments: Java considered harmful?, Rob Pegoraro , October 13, 2010
Facebook adds one-time passwords, remote logout, Rob Pegoraro , October 12, 2010
Twitter users hit with 'mouse over' hack, Rob Pegoraro , September 21, 2010
Bing adds music, videos, games, Rob Pegoraro , June 23, 2010
AT&T's iPad data breach: Don't panic, Rob Pegoraro , June 10, 2010
Mac spyware alert is not all that new, Rob Pegoraro , June 3, 2010
Is Adobe Flash's allure dimming?, Rob Pegoraro , February 1, 2010
Trying to make sense of the Google-China standoff, Rob Pegoraro , January 22, 2010
Conficker Removal Reminders, Rob Pegoraro , March 31, 2009
Free Anti-Virus Protection Still Has Its Costs, Rob Pegoraro , February 12, 2009
Virus Infection For Dummies, Rob Pegoraro , January 23, 2009
 
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