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Oracle's next big business is selling your info

The tech titan’s Data Cloud is a boon for businesses, but raises privacy concerns

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How to prevent your data from being searched at the US border

Travelers concerned about their privacy can take steps to protect their data when they enter the United States

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German court upholds WhatsApp-Facebook data transfer ban

But the court overturned the privacy regulator's order that the companies delete data they had already transferred

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Windows 10 Privacy: How to disable the Location features

Windows 10’s Creators Update makes it easier to disable location tracking and also erase location history.

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Windows 10 Privacy in the Creators Update

Windows 10 privacy settings are easier to find and use in the Creators Update. But there's a difference between getting more control and getting more privacy.

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Boycott ISPs that abuse privacy, net neutrality

Enterprises should kick abusive ISPs to the curb—because the government surely won’t

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DNS record will help prevent unauthorized SSL certificates

Starting in September, certificate authorities will be required to honor a new DNS record that specifies who is authorized to issue certificates for a domain

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Rollback of FCC privacy requirements could have broad repercussions

Last week's roll-back of FCC privacy regulations could also have an impact on enterprise cybersecurity

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FCC vs. the people: The big ISPs are back in charge

Fresh off selling out consumer privacy, the FCC will next set out to repeal net neutrality

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Downloads of VPN-equipped Opera browser double after Congress revokes internet privacy rules

Opera implies the boost in new users stems from privacy anxieties; but third-party metrics haven't shown increased U.S. activity for the browser

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Facebook appeal over New York search warrants fails

The court decision did not address key issues of whether the broad searches, which were coupled with gag orders, were unconstitutional

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Politicians' web browsing history targeted after privacy vote

Privacy advocates raise money in an attempt to buy the browsing history of Republicans who voted to kill privacy rules for ISPs

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Want privacy? Congress says you'll have to pay for it

What to expect after the repeal of FCC broadband privacy rules: Hackers, VPNs, and a privacy tax, for starters

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Congress has sold off your privacy—and U.S. security

Allowing ISPs to sell your data isn’t only about eroding online privacy. It’s also dangerous to U.S. national interests

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US House votes to undo broadband privacy rules

The Trump administration is expected to sign the resolution into law

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Microsoft's Docs.com is sharing dangerously sensitive personal files, information

Docs.com shares documents with the world by default, but that hasn't stopped people from uploading their bank statements

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US lawmakers question police use of facial recognition tech

Representatives plan legislation to limit searches of facial recognition databases by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies

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