As the World Wide Web turns 25, we’ve just had another reminder of how far we’ve come.
Following in the footsteps of Google and Facebook, Twitter has joined the ranks of Internet companies that have (or are working on) implementing Perfect Forward Secrecy, and has done so for traffic on twitter.com, api.twitter.com, and mobile.twitter.com.
When it comes to Twitter, people still have a large appetite for having a large number of fake followers in order to seem more popular.
The Syrian Electronic Army has apparently managed to modify tweets from Barack Obama's official Twitter account to include links to a pro-Assad video, as well as compromise the email accounts of eight staff members of the organization that maintains his official website, and Facebook and Twitter accounts.
High-Tech Bridge decided to conduct a simple technical experiment to verify how the 50 largest social networks, web services and free emails systems respect – or indeed abuse - the privacy of their users.