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EFF-led group wants to give do-not-track some bite

The initiative is the first credible attempt to define what "do not track" actually means, according to backer

Senate heads toward vote on CISA cyberthreat info sharing bill

A preliminary vote on the controversial bill could happen as soon as Wednesday


DHS warns about privacy implications of cybersecurity bill

The bill under consideration of the Senate has been criticized by privacy groups

Ad group urges FTC to reject right to be forgotten in US

Enforcing the European regulation in the US could open the door to other rules

Researchers improve de-anonymization attacks for websites hiding on Tor

Attackers controlling entry nodes on the Tor network could find the location of hidden services or unmask users visiting them

Opponents focus on defeating CISA cyberthreat info sharing bill

CISA may be delayed after millions of faxes opposed to the bill are delivered to senators

Obama won't pardon Snowden, despite petition

The NSA leaker should return to the US and face charges, an Obama advisor says

EU privacy watchdog weighs in on data protection reform, shares concerns

He also released an app that allows legislators and citizens to compare the proposed texts of the upcoming data protection regulation

Google tells its publisher partners to comply with EU cookie directive

The company detailed the requirement in its new EU User Consent Policy

NSA will lose access to 'historical' phone surveillence data Nov. 29

After Nov. 29, data requests must be made on an as-needed basis to the FISA Court

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Software audits: Drag on innovation

Every CIO has had to deal with a software audit. They're painful to manage, costly to resolve and, at the end of the day, add no value. Even worse, they take the vendor's eyes off their core mission: innovating to improve your...

Even without breaches, don't count on websites to hide that you have an account with them

Online dating websites Adult Friend Finder and Ashley Madison were exposed to account enumeration attacks, researcher finds

French surveillance law is constitutional, highest court says

The French Patriot Act has passed its last legislative hurdle

US court says 'pocket-dialed' calls are not private

People who don't take basic steps against pocket dialing haven't shown they have an expectation of privacy

New York judge rules against Facebook in search warrant case

Facebook had appealed a move to collect data about its users tied to a fraud investigation

Toshiba execs resign in $1 billion accounting scandal

The false accounting is Japan's biggest earnings scandal since the Olympus affair of 2011

Encrypted Web and Wi-Fi at risk as RC4 attacks become more practical

Researchers show they can recover sensitive cookies from RC4-encrypted TLS connections in 75 hours

EU air passenger data retention system ready for take-off, says Parliament

Passengers flying into or out of the EU could have their personal data stored in law enforcement databases for up to five years

Most Google de-listing requests are from everyday folk, leaked data shows

Few requests are from politicians and other high-profile people

Vietnamese man gets 13 years for massive ID theft scheme

Ngo was connected to a 200-million record data breach at a credit monitoring firm

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