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Formspring disables user passwords in security breach

The question-and-answer site informs users that some of their passwords may have been breached in a security intrusion.

By July 10, 2012


Ask.fm, the troubling secret playground of tweens and teens

Insanely popular with kids, the question-and-answer service thrives on anonymity, making it fun and dangerous.

By June 8, 2013


Formspring forges out of awkward adolescence

Like many a teenager, the question-and-answer service grew like a weed and got a questionable reputation. A funding round and new media-friendly feature are designed to help clean up its act.

By January 11, 2011


Android forum site hacked; data swiped on 1 million users

Phandroid's Android Forums Web site is hacked this week, ZDNet reports. The site urges members to change passwords immediately.

By July 12, 2012


Yahoo password breach shows we're all really lazy

commentary It's time for companies to use basic security practices, and for individuals to use common sense with passwords.

By July 12, 2012


Hackers post 450K credentials pilfered from Yahoo

Credentials posted in plain text appear to have originated from the Web company's Yahoo Voices platform. The hackers say they intended the data dump as a "wake-up call."

By July 11, 2012


Teens abuse, find comfort in anonymity on Formspring.me

Teenagers are flocking to Formspring.me, a social media tool that allows users to anonymously ask questions for others to publicly answer.

By April 1, 2010


The cloud backlash

The recent partial failure of Amazon Web Services is being called "Cloudpocalyse." Don't believe it. An apocalypse is about the end of things. We're just at the beginning.

By April 29, 2011


Apple's Ping dinged by spam

The new iTunes-based social network is getting hit by comment spam since Apple apparently left it vulnerable through a lack of spam- or URL- filtering, according to Sophos.

By September 3, 2010