Here’s a podcast of my last Guardian column, Protecting your Facebook privacy at work isn’t just about passwords:
Facebook has threatened to sue companies that force their employees to reveal their Facebook login details. As laudable as this is, I worry that it will fail to accomplish its primary objective – protecting Facebook users from employer snooping.
Increasingly, firms configure the computers and devices on their internal networks to trust “self-signed certificates”. These cryptographic certificates are the same files used by your browser to establish secure, eavesdropping-proof connections to websites and to validate software updates, and to generally validate the identity of remote machines and guard the files they send you from tampering and spying.
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