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Facebook fined €110 million for misleading European Commission over merger

Facebook must pay a €110 million (US$123 million) for misleading the European Commission during an investigation of its takeover of WhatsApp.

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Missing protection: Corporate B2B privacy policies

The general lack of such policies is a major security hole.

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Facebook hit with maximum fine for breaking French privacy law

The French data protection watchdog has imposed its harshest penalty on Facebook for six breaches of French privacy law.

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Some HP PCs are recording your keystrokes

Security company Modzero found a program acting as a keylogger in certain HP PCs.

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Snowden argues for cloud control at OpenStack Summit

“We should be working for the spirit of technology itself. Moving people closer to a more empowered future,” says Edward Snowden.

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Oracle's next big business is selling your info

There’s a decent chance you’re part of Oracle’s next big business. Not selling products to you, but selling you as a product. That’s the idea behind the Oracle Data Cloud, a massive pool of information about consumers and companies.

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Why blockchain, ICOs and tokenization will transform your personal data

Have you heard of the Mayo Clinic hKash token or the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center gzHealth token? The contents of your wallet are about to change.

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US device searches at borders ignite resistance

In CBP's fiscal year 2015, the agency searched just 8,503 devices during 383.2 million border crossings. But in fiscal year 2016, the number of device searches jumped to 19,033, and in the first six months of FY2017, CBP searched...

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How to prevent your data from being searched at the US border

Travelers concerned about their privacy can take steps to protect their data as they cross the U.S. border. They should remember the old Boy Scout motto: Be prepared.

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UK seeks end to end-to-end encryption

It could put an end to end-to-end encryption: The U.K. government wants telecommunications providers to help it tap their customers' communications, removing any encryption the provider applied.

Cloud can ease burden of data protection compliance, Google execs say

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fast approaching but with significant resource investment required, many organisations are struggling to meet the May 2018 deadline.

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India’s Supreme Court hears challenge to biometric authentication system

Two lawsuits being heard this week before India’s Supreme Court question a requirement imposed by the government that individuals should quote a biometrics-based authentication number when filing their tax returns.

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China will attempt to keep IT products spy-free with security checks

China will start carrying out security checks for IT vendors in the country that intend to keep out internet and networking services vulnerable to spying and hacking risks.

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Google echoes Amazon's assurance on EU data protection compliance

Google has joined Amazon Web Services in promising customers of its cloud services that it will be compliant with new European Union data protection rules due to take effect next year.

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How to protect yourself in an age of insecurity

Fueled by hyper-connectivity and pervasive digitization, security threats today are more insidious and damaging than ever, but you don't have to be a victim. These tips will improve your security posture at work and on the go.

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How the Amazon Echo Look improves privacy

Why the privacy critics are dead wrong about Amazon's new A.I. bedroom camera.

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NSA ends surveillance tactic that pulled in citizens' emails, texts

The U.S. National Security Agency will no longer sift through emails, texts and other internet communications from U.S. citizens that mention foreign targets under surveillance.

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German court upholds WhatsApp-Facebook data transfer ban

Facebook must obtain the permission of German users of WhatsApp before processing their personal data, a German court confirmed on Tuesday.

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