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New organization sets out to make secure communication tools more user-friendly

Simply Secure will identify usability problems in open-source privacy tools and will work with developers to address them

Apple's iOS 8 fixes enterprise Wi-Fi authentication hijacking issue

A weakness in Apple's Wi-Fi implementation could give hackers access to enterprise wireless networks, researchers said


New US Senate bill aims to limit access to emails stored abroad

The legislation follows Microsoft's refusal to turn in emails in Ireland to U.S. law enforcement

Malicious advertisements distributed by DoubleClick, Zedo networks

The advertisements redirect victims to the Nuclear exploit kit, which tries to install the Zemot malware

Google to turn on encryption by default in next Android version

Law enforcement would have to approach a device's owner since the encryption keys are stored on the device

CloudFlare can provide its caching service without your SSL keys

The company said it has made an encryption breakthrough that will put financial institutions at ease

China says US hacking accusations are 'totally groundless'

The country says it has no knowledge of attacks against US transportation contractors

Right-to-be-forgotten 'dashboard' to help EU's data protection authorities

The complaints should be dealt with in a common way, the authorities said

BitTorrent opens Bleep peer-to-peer encrypted chat program to public testing

The application is available for Windows, Mac and Android and a supports voice calls and instant messaging

Apple updates privacy policy, sets up site to guide users

Apple said it believes a great customer experience shouldn't come at the expense of user privacy

Encryption goof fixed in TorrentLocker file-locking malware

A new variant of TorrentLocker fixes a problem that allowed encrypted files to be freed

US military unaware of Chinese attacks against transport contractors

The Defense Department has been ordered to close gaps in how cyber incidents are reported

Twitter patches vulnerability that could have impacted advertising accounts

The security flaw was reported through the company's new bug bounty program and researcher was rewarded with $2,800

Adobe releases previously delayed security updates for Reader and Acrobat

The updates fix eight vulnerabilities, including some that could be exploited to infect computers with malware

Yelp settles US FTC charges of violating child privacy

The company's in-app registration did not have a functional age-screen, FTC said

Apple turns on iCloud two-step verification after nude selfie scandal

Two-step verification is not mandatory though Apple recommends it

Hackers accessed Goodwill hosting provider for 18 months before card breach

C&K Systems, which provided payment technology to Goodwill, said two other unnamed businesses were also affected

NSA reform bill stalled with Congress headed toward fall recess

Members of Congress are set to leave Washington for an extended fall recess in a few days

Court throws out $368.2 million patent award against Apple

A lower court made mistakes in defining the value of the patented technology asserted by VirnetX, an appeals court says

Apple iWatch

Apple Watch Under Scrutiny for Privacy by Connecticut Attorney General

Attorney General George Jepsen is particularly concerned about the protection of health information collected by the new wearable device

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