TechByter Worldwide 2013.12.15: Surveillance: Some of the Big Guys Say "Enough!" April is the Cruelest Month (for XP Users); Passwords May Be Dead, but Users Don't Know it Yet; and Short Circuits.
Some of the largest Internet companies say government surveillance has gone too far. If you're still using Windows XP, you should update before April. Microsoft wants to help you find a better password. In Short Circuits ... A new version of Firefox has lots of helpful security features. And Adobe has released updates of just about everything photographic.