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Pirate Bay co-founder sentenced to 3.5 years imprisonment in Denmark

He will also be expelled from the country upon his release

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Germany backs plan to retain personal flight data across EU

Retaining flight data would violate fundamental rights, opponents said

How to figure out if a data breach is a hoax

Deloitte has published ways to figure out if an organization has really been breached

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Keeping Your Data and Email Secure — No Matter the Industry

Don’t think email security is important? Here are six everyday scenarios where many businesses loosely send sensitive and confidential content and files over unsecure email.

Gigamon says it can analyze attacker SSL traffic without hitting performance

Attackers are increasingly using SSL to encrypt data they steal, which poses challenges for security

Retain private data for police use or face $685,000 fine, Swedish authority tells ISP

Swedish ISP Bahnhof will fight the order -- and says it has a mysterious Plan B up its sleeve

New European Commission, approved by Parliament, will focus on the digital domain

The European Parliament has put an end to uncertainty over who will direct the EU's policy on data protection and telecom regulations

PCI Compliance Under Scrutiny Following Big Data Breaches

In the wake of numerous high-profile data breaches, some security experts question the effectiveness of PCI compliance. Should PCI standards do more than set a baseline for security -- and should they be given teeth for when companies...

Candidates for EU's data protection job heard by the European Parliament

Europe is set to choose a new data protection supervisor after much delay

Researcher creates proof-of-concept worm for network-attached storage devices

Infecting NAS devices with malware can be very valuable for attackers, a researcher said

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Obama Signs Executive Order to Bolster Federal Credit Card Security

On Friday, at the headquarters of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, President Obama signed an Executive Order that will add chip-and-PIN protections (EMV) to federal credit cards starting in January. The President encouraged...

Obama orders chip-and-PIN in government credit cards

The move could push retailers and banks to better secure their own cards and systems

MasterCard Teams Up With Startup to Launch First Payment Card With Fingerprint Sensor

Combines security of biometric authentication with the speed and convenience of contactless payment

All-in-one printers can be used to control infected air-gapped systems from far away

Researchers have developed Morse code for transmitting data via pulses of light sent to an operating scanner

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Snapchat and Other Online Services Need to Tighten Security

Regardless of the fact that some data leaks weren't the result of direct server hacks, Internet service companies need to do a better job of educating their users and offering stronger security measures.

New Tech Transforms Transparency Into Privacy

Privacy by obscurity is dead; long live privacy by transparency

Hillary Clinton: Social media is no match for real-world interactions

The former U.S. Secretary of State said face-to-face meetings are more valuable when it comes to solving society's greatest problems

Dropbox dismisses claims of hack affecting 7 million accounts

The credentials leaked by an alleged hacker online were likely stolen from other services, the company said

What you should consider when choosing a password manager

Password managers offer many convenient options, but some come at the expense of security

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