Internet Privacy

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Citadel malware now targets password management applications

A new Citadel configuration steals the master keys for two password managers and a secure authentication program

This is how Google is dealing with 'right to be forgotten' requests

EU data protection authorities will say next week what they think of Google's methods


AT&T kills the 'permacookie,' stops tracking customers' Internet usage (for now)

The mobile carrier says it was testing the tracking technology, but it didn't rule out reintroducing permacookies in the future

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Privacy breaches: Bad for business, good for jobs

As major companies spend billions to shore up privacy, demand is rising for IT professionals with the right skills

How the Republican Senate will impact tech

Expect to see a much higher cap on H-1B visas, no progress on Net Neutrality, and a decent chance at patent reform.

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The canary in the data mine is dead

You already know that gobs of data about you are strewn across the Internet. The scary part is when they put it all together

Facebook reports a 24 percent rise in government requests for user data

The majority of requests targeted users in the U.S.

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You've been permacookied and don't even know it

Every advertiser on the Internet wants to know where you're going, what you're doing, but permacookies go too far

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Unlikely hero emerges amid dark times for privacy, security

In a world awash with cyber crime and corporate doublespeak, recent FCC actions are a small cause to celebrate

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Verizon tracks mobile users online, researcher says

Verizon Wireless uses cookie-like tokens that let advertisers track customers on the Web so they can serve targeted ads, according to EEF

Tor Project flags Russian 'exit node' server delivering malware

The server used a technique to append malware to legitimate code

Apple's Yosemite OS shares Spotlight search terms by default

Mac OS X has always respected user privacy by default, and Yosemite should too, says an engineer who's studied the new OS

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Tor-based anonymizing router gets pulled from Kickstarter for rules violations

Kickstarter alleges that the Anonabox project's creator misled contributors, thus breaking the crowdfunding service's rules

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Anonabox project to offer online anonymity through Tor

The tiny device is an open-source, plug-and-play wireless router that automatically encrypts data and sends it through the Tor network

As the tentacles of Facebook's data spread, privacy questions resurface

A rebuilt advertising server makes use of Facebook user data across the wider Web

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12 surprising ways personal technology betrays your privacy

It's not just your boss or the government that's spying on you, it's also the devices and technologies you embrace.

The censored cloud: The new reality for us all

Russia and China may reflect the extremes of government information control, but a new world order will affect all cloud users and providers

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Here are the limits of Apple's iOS 8 privacy features

The privacy improvements in the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system provide necessary, but limited, protection to customers, experts say.

Apple updates privacy policy, sets up site to guide users

Move comes as Apple embarks on health tracking and mobile payments that have potential privacy implications

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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