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How You Will Get Hacked Next

Nowhere to hide: 9 new hacks coming to get you

The proliferation of insecure devices in every facet of our lives will have consequences far beyond the digital realm

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Apple's iCloud saved deleted browser records, security company finds

It’s unclear if Apple knew that its iCloud service was storing the deleted internet browsing histories

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Microsoft lawsuit against indefinite gag orders can proceed

A federal judge has ruled that Microsoft can sue the US to tell customers about searches

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US House approves new privacy protections for email and the cloud

The Email Privacy Act would amend a 31-year-old data privacy law

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Google ordered by U.S. court to produce emails stored abroad

An appeals court had taken a different view in a lawsuit involving Microsoft

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Doing business in Europe? Trump just screwed that up

Trump executive order threatens data-sharing agreements that grease the wheels of digital commerce and help in the prevention of terrorism

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Privacy worries are on the rise, new U.S. poll shows

IDC advises businesses to advertise the steps they take to protect personal information

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Study: 62% of security pros don’t know where their sensitive data is

Forrester report finds organizations struggle with understanding and controlling sensitive data

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Pompeo sworn in as CIA chief amid opposition from surveillance critics

Critics are concerned he may roll back privacy reforms, like restrictions on collection of bulk telephone metadata, and may try to introduce curbs on the use of encryption

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Microsoft’s standing to sue over secret US data requests in question

The company has objected in a lawsuit to unreasonable US government requests for customer data

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How—and why—you should use a VPN any time you hop on the internet

We'll show you how to protect your online privacy as governments around the world, including the U.S., step up their online surveillance efforts

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Terrorists are winning the digital arms race

Countries need to work together to craft an online counternarrative, security experts say

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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC security update installs Chrome spyware

Adobe says the data collected by the new “Adobe Product Improvement Program” spyware is anonymous, thus innocuous

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GoDaddy revokes nearly 9,000 SSL certificates issued without proper validation

A bug in the CA's domain validation system for the past five months could have allowed attackers to obtain certificates without authorization

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Trump's CIA nominee grilled on his advocacy of surveillance database

Nominee Mike Pompeo has called on Congress to reverse its 2015 decision to rein in the phone metadata collection program run by the NSA

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5 data breach predictions for 2017

Stay ahead of emerging threats -- here are five key data breach trends you should anticipate in 2017

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Microsoft makes minor concessions on Windows 10 data collection

Will stop harvesting app usage data under ‘Basic’ setting

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