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Verizon to allow opt-out from mobile 'supercookies'

An identifer on people's phone creates cookies that can't be deleted

Google to change UK privacy policy after regulatory pressure

Google will clarify its policy and redesign its account management pages by June 30


How three small credit card transactions could reveal your identity

A new study suggests anonymous data sets aren't very anonymous after all

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Reddit Handed Over User Info for 58% of Government Requests

Reddit today went public with its first "transparency report,” telling users of its news and social networking site that it frequently turns down formal subpoenas and legal requests for information in users.

The end for 1024-bit SSL certificates is near, Mozilla kills a few more

Website owners still using 1024-bit SSL certificates should replace them with 2048-bit ones

Mozilla puts old hardware to new use, runs Tor relays

The organization opted for running middle relays, although exit relays would have probably helped the anonymity network more

New Chrome extension spots unencrypted tracking

TrackerSSL is aimed at alerting websites of insecure tracking via Twitter

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'Parks And Recreation,' Facebook and The New Privacy

Tuesday's episode of Parks And Recreation raises an important question about Facebook and privacy.

Cyberthreat sharing must include strong privacy protections, advocates say

Lawmakers will push for information-sharing legislation, but some groups want them to address past privacy concerns

EU air passenger database about to take flight, but critics want it grounded

The EC is reportedly working on a plan to implement a Passenger Name Record (PNR) system, although a previous attempt failed

Canadian agency reported to be monitoring millions of downloads

The Communications Security Establishment tracks activity at more than 100 file-sharing sites, according to news reports

Blackphone super-secure communications app had serious flaw

A vulnerability in the bundled encrypted messaging app would have allowed attackers to execute malicious code on the device

FTC calls on IoT vendors to protect privacy

The agency recommends a set of best practices, but critics fear the FTC will enforce them as regulations

Mass surveillance 'endangers fundamental human rights,' says study

Countries should make laws restricting surveillance capabilities, says a European study

DEA cameras tracking hundreds of millions of car journeys across the US

The existence of the database was revealed in documents obtained under a Freedom of Information request

Facebook privacy class action suit to kick off in April

An Austrian court will deal with the admissibility of the case during the first hearing

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Facebook Goes ‘Deep’ in Getting to Know You

Facebook's artificial intelligence initiative known as "deep learning" is designed to protect user privacy, in some cases from themselves. But some privacy advocates say users should be aware that nothing they do on the site is...

Kim Dotcom ready to take on Skype with end-to-end encrypted video calling service

MegaChat opens up for public testing

EU should oblige Internet firms to hand over encryption keys, says antiterrorist advisor

Law enforcement access to encrypted communications is needed, says the EU's Counter-Terrorism Coordinator

Users get more control over data in latest Firefox beta

Users and websites will be able to manage what data is sent to other websites

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