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Use Uber? Snapchat? Google Maps? Now Twitter knows

Twitter will ping people's phones to see which other apps they have

PoS malware also targeting ticket vending machines and electronic kiosks

Researchers found a new malware program that can steal information from a large number of point-of-sale systems


EU wants Google to apply 'right to be forgotten' delistings to global .com domain

Whether Google will now start applying the right to be forgotten to the .com domain remains unclear

Hacking Team surveillance malware masquerades as legitimate bookmark manager

Researchers found digitally signed spyware posing as a legitimate program called Outertech Linkman

UN committee calls on countries to protect right to privacy

Germany and Brazil are the main sponsors of the resolution on privacy in the digital age

Home Depot spent $43 million on data breach in just one quarter

The retailer expects 'significant' ongoing expenses from the breach

San Francisco DA pushes for chip payment cards in tech's backyard

Chip-and-PIN technology in credit and debit cards is designed to curb theft and fraud

Adobe tries again to fix Flash vulnerability

Malware authors found a way to continue to exploit a vulnerability patched last month

Bitdefender security appliance for home networks seeks to replace end-point antivirus

Bitdefender BOX can replace or run alongside a home router to scan all network traffic for security threats

Pew poll: Limited knowledge on privacy policies, more on net neutrality

About six in 10 US Internet users were able to correctly define net neutrality in a survey

UK faults tech firm for not alerting authorities before soldier's murder

Tech companies need to take responsibility and start monitoring networks to spot terrorist activity, the UK said

60 things European legislators don't want Canada to learn about air passengers

The European Parliament has put on hold an agreement to continue sending passenger data to Canadian law enforcers

Regin malware linked to attacks on Belgacom, well-known cryptographer

Regin's targets have lead to suspicions that the U.S. and U.K. may have created it

NSA privacy director defends agency's surveillance

The agency's first privacy director answers public questions on Tumblr

'Less' means more to malware authors targeting Linux users

Running the 'less' Linux command on files downloaded from the Internet is dangerous, a researcher said

UK plans to introduce new Web snooping law

The new bill seems to be a somewhat toned-down version of the controversial 'snooper's charter'

Webcam snooper now looking for a job

Insecam's creator, possibly based in Moldova, is looking for remote programming work

Traces of Regin malware may date back to 2006

Regin was known about for some time by the security industry, according to Symantec

Symantec identifies sophisticated, stealthy 'Regin' malware

The back-door-type Trojan was likely developed by a nation state, researcher say

DDoS Attacks Swamping Media and Entertainment Firms, Verisign Reports

More than half of DDoS attacks target media vertical

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