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Windows 10 and privacy: Whom should you trust?

We put Windows 10 to the test to see if Microsoft’s privacy claims match the reality

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Microsoft will let business users opt out of Windows 10 tracking

Privacy concerns have swirled around Windows 10 since its launch at the end of July; Microsoft responded Monday

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Silent Circle aims at the enterprise market with Blackphone 2

The new phone integrates with Google's Android for Work program, making it more enterprise-friendly than its predecessor

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Tech companies claim Congressional letter did not endorse CISA

BSA said its letter to Congress urged action on cyber security legislation without endorsing a particular bill

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U.S. protection of Europeans' personal data is inadequate, says EU court official

The Advocate General's opinion could spell disruption for U.S. companies such as Facebook and Google processing Europeans' personal data

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At Demo, Hadoop inventor calls NSA snooping a cautionary tale for devs

The NSA's secretive bulk collection of data should be a warning to developers that transparency about what data is collected and how it's used should be a cornerstone to any work they do

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Microsoft keeps up the fight to respect data’s ‘nationality’

Microsoft has rallied a long list of supporters in its fight against a U.S. warrant for emails stored in Ireland, but the LEADS Act could clear up the controversy for good

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Microsoft headed to court to protect Irish data from DOJ search

Microsoft will ask an appeals court to scotch the U.S. Department of Justice efforts to search emails stored in a company facility in Ireland

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ACLU urges court to block NSA's continued phone records collection

The intelligence agency continues to collect phone records under a 180-day transition period, which the ACLU is contesting

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Windows 7, 8, and 10: Now all collecting user data for Microsoft

Uncomfortable with Windows 10 slurping personal data? Too bad -- Microsoft rolls out similar snooping capabilities to Windows 7, Windows 8

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Tech nightmares that keep Turing Award winners up at night

RSA encryption algorithm co-inventor Leonard Adleman, 'Father of the Internet' Vint Cerf, and cryptography innovator Manuel Blum share their biggest fears

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More than 80% of health care IT leaders say their systems have been compromised

Only half of IT managers feel they are adequately prepared to prevent future attacks

AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot reportedly stuffs extra ads into Web pages

A Stanford computer scientist said the practice poses privacy and performance risks

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4 overblown Windows 10 worries

Does Microsoft's new OS really endanger your privacy and security? We examine the four top concerns about Windows 10 -- and what you can do about them

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Twitter shuts down apps for deleted tweets, gives politicians new control

Twitter said the apps, Diplotwoops and Politwoops, violated its developer policies

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9 steps to make you completely anonymous online

The default state of Internet privacy is a travesty. But if you're willing to work hard, you can experience the next best thing to absolute Internet anonymity

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10 security technologies destined for the dustbin

Systemic flaws and a rapidly shifting threatscape spell doom for many of today’s trusted security technologies

Twitter sees surge in government requests for account information

Twitter has expanded its latest Transparency Report to include information on trademark notices and email providers' privacy practices

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