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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

Tech industry objects to terrorist activity reporting section in U.S. legislation

Industry groups have asked the Senate to delete the section which requires them to report vaguely defined terrorist activity

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Privacy and advertising in Windows 10: Both sides of the story

Maybe it’s time to break out the tinfoil hats, maybe we’re seeing an industry-wide shift in exchanging privacy for features -- or maybe both

Groups urge Obama to oppose cyber threat sharing bills

They say the Senate's CISA cyber threat information sharing bill would allow businesses to share too much information

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Privacy and open flow of data can – and must – co-exist

Is digital trade really the enemy of privacy? Unfortunately, that seems to be message being delivered by many commentators, analysts and policymakers, who have bought into the false notion that the free flow of data across borders...

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How IT can spy on your smartphone

iOS and Android shield most data you care about from IT -- but users seem to care less about privacy these days

Reddit's new CEO tries to clean up the 'dark side' of the site

The online discussion website is struggling to curb offensive content and even cyberbullying

OPM director resigns after unprecedented data breach

Katherine Archuleta stands down a day after scale of the massive breach was made clear

FBI, DOJ want companies to back off end-to-end encryption

The agencies want tech vendors to retain access to encrypted data to comply with court-ordered warrants

Former attorney general calls Snowden deal possible

Eric Holder says the 'possibility exists' for a deal, but the DOJ's official position on the NSA leaker facing criminal charges hasn't changed

Privacy group files FTC complaint to push Google to extend 'right to be forgotten' to U.S.

Consumer Watchdog says Google engages in unfair business practices by not offering U.S. residents the service

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Good news! 3 mobile breakthroughs you may have missed

MobileIron, Samsung, and Apple have moved the needle for smartphones and tablets in ways that really count for business

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