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US spy court appoints lawyers to panel of advisers

A secret U.S. spy court has appointed a five-member panel of advisers as part of the reform of the surveillance of the National Security Agency.

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The Tor Project seeks broader public support through a crowdfunding drive

Details were sparse, but the Tor Project's funding drive will likely help improve its technology and make important anonymity tools easier to use and more widely available.

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Police arrest blackmail suspect in TalkTalk data breach case

Police believe they may have found the person who tried to blackmail the CEO of TalkTalk, the U.K. telecommunications company that was the target of a data breach.

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Microsoft's November Windows 10 update screwed up some users' privacy settings

Microsoft revealed Tuesday that an update to Windows 10 changed some users' privacy settings accidentally.

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5 things you need to know about legally transferring data out of Europe

The U.S.-EU Safe Harbor agreement on transatlantic data transfers is dead. What now?

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Austrian supreme court to decide whether Facebook privacy class action can go ahead

Max Schrems is suing Facebook in Vienna for breach of EU privacy laws -- and is seeking permission from the Austrian supreme court to turn his case into a class action

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Reddit to honor 'Do Not Track' requests from visitors to its website

Reddit has decided to honor 'Do Not Track,' a feature that will ensure that it does not download third-party analytics on to browsers that enable the option to access its online discussion website and other services.

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New IBM tech lets apps authenticate you without personal data

Back in January IBM announced Identity Mixer, a new technology for protecting users' personal data during authentication. On Friday, it announced that the technology is now available to developers on its Bluemix cloud platform.

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New EFF website highlights content that social networks don't want you to see

We all know there are restrictions on what kind of content you can put on social networks, but how far do the restrictions go?

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FTC allows 'selfies' for parental consent under COPPA

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, after a long debate, has allowed the use of a new method involving phone or webcam photographs of parents to verify that the person providing consent for a child to use an online service is in fact...


Tech trade group objects to weakening smartphone encryption

The Information Technology Industry Council on Thursday decried efforts to weaken encryption on smartphones, even though some officials in Washington favor doing so.

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Intel exec pushes geotagging to address Euro privacy laws

An Intel executive has proposed geotagging as a way to ensure compliance with European data privacy laws.

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Microsoft’s revised privacy policy curbs Windows 10 fears with more specificity

Microsoft's revised privacy policy addresses some extreme fears about Windows 10 data collection.

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In wake of Paris attacks, legislation aims to extend NSA program

A U.S. senator plans to introduce legislation that would delay the end of the bulk collection of phone metadata by the National Security Agency to Jan. 31, 2017, in the wake of renewed security concerns after the terror attacks last...

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How Cisco is trying to keep NSA spies out of its gear

Cisco is working to build the confidence of prospective customers in its products, two years after the NSA spying disclosures seeded doubt, particularly in China.

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Keeping out bad actors: Why healthcare CIOs need to be more concerned about securing customer data

There is a set of data almost all people maintain and is 10 times more valuable to hackers on the Dark Web than credit card numbers: Your healthcare record.

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EU wants US companies to report intelligence agency data access requests

The European Union wants U.S. businesses to report when U.S. intelligence agencies request access to data they hold about Europeans; the reporting is one of the conditions EU negotiators are imposing for signature of a new Safe Harbor...

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Google's About Me page helps users control personal info

The About Me page, tailored for each user and editable, contains information including work history, contact information, educational background and places the user has lived, along with gender and birthday.

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