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EU's data privacy regulations put the pressure on IT

European Union authorities are requiring companies that handle EU citizens' data to comply with some of the strictest data privacy regulations in the world -- or pay a steep price

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Senators will introduce a bill to limit government hacking warrants

The legislation would block a rule change letting judges issue remote hacking warrants

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FBI/Apple privacy fight left out a major player: the data carriers

In the conflict between government surveillance and individual privacy, it is not just the data on devices that is at stake. It is the data that travels to and from the devices

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Mozilla wants US to disclose to it first any vulnerability found in Tor by government hackers

Mozilla says it wants to check if the vulnerable code is found in Firefox code

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Privacy advocates want protections for US residents in foreign surveillance law

Congress should require warrants for agencies searching for US information in NSA databases, advocates say

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Twitter blocks access to analytics around its data by US intelligence agencies

Twitter says Dataminr is not authorized to sell the data for surveillance purposes

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Warrantless searches surge as online privacy dwindles

Not only are warrantless searches exploding in number, the boundaries of warrants themselves are expanding

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Microsoft's CEO explains why his company sued the U.S. government

The company's commitment to privacy drove it to fight gag orders, Satya Nadella says

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Supreme Court approves rule change that expands FBI computer search powers

The amendments allow judges to issue search warrants for computers with concealed locations

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In rare unanimous move, House passes bill to protect email and cloud privacy

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill to strengthen privacy protections for email and other data stored in the cloud.

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Open secrets: BlackBerry might share what's on your phone

CEO John Chen defends helping law enforcement as reports emerge that multiple governments can unlock BlackBerry communications

The FBI paid more than $1 million to hack the San Bernardino iPhone

We still don't know anything about where the hack came from or how it works, but we now know it was expensive

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Key battle looms in the war to protect privacy

User privacy is under attack from hackers, data miners, and the government, but the EFF and tech groups are fighting back

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Opera browser build adds a first: Free, unlimited VPN for secure surfing

Suddenly, it's a lot easier to surf privately online -- assuming the beta works

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Viber follows WhatsApp in adding end-to-end encryption to its messaging service

Calls, text messages, videos, and photos will all be encrypted in such a way that only intended recipients can access them

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Microsoft cites new EU personal data rules in support of email dispute

Microsoft has refused to provide to the U.S. government emails stored on servers in Ireland

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Hands-on: Go (almost) anonymous on the Internet with Anonabox

Want to elude snooping at home and abroad? The preconfigured Anonabox router is easier to use than Tor software alone and provides greater protection

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More than 45,000 sign petition against U.S. encryption-breaking bill

Senators shouldn't try to 'make encryption illegal,' the petition says

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