The world’s increasingly virtual presence is as exciting as it is worrisome. Companies and governments alike fear cyber attacks, and are in need of skilled professionals who can protect and appropriately react to these attacks. Cyber security is a growing industry and college students around the world are gearing up to hit the ground running.…

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Are our constructed identities on social media feeding on others insecurities? Social Media’s Distortion of reality and the effect it’s having on you and your privacy.

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LinkedIn is a place where professionals can connect, discover professional opportunities and stay up to date with what’s happening in their field of work. However, not all of LinkedIn’s users are there to take advantage of the website as a resource. Rather, they are there to take advantage of other users. Fake profiles are not…

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Privacy advocates have decided it is time for Internet users to take more serious measures to resist surveillance from National Security Agency and other alleged spy groups. The movement for users and developers to deploy newer and better security and privacy tools was introduced by Fight for the Future and has support from over 30 groups including Reddit, Imgur, Free Press, Libertarian Party and Demand Progress. June 5, the one year anniversary of the first news stories on Edward Snowden’s leaks about NSA surveillance, is the date ‘Reset the Net’ will initiate.

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Famed ‘hacktivist’ group Syrian Electronic Army claims to have hacked eBay and PayPal Saturday. Visitors of the eBay and PayPal UK websites were redirected to defacement pages, but the group said the point of the DNS hack was not to steal users’ information.

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Following the turmoil brought on by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, there has been a huge emphasis on data privacy and information security. To combat the public’s concerns, insiders say Facebook is working on a security policy that would make it harder for the government to access users’ data.

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LivingSocial, the daily deals site partially owned by Amazon, disclosed Friday that they had suffered a serious cyber attack. CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy sent an email to his employees to admit the resulting “unauthorized access to some customer data” and that they were “actively working with law enforcement to investigate this issue.”

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