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How Cisco is trying to keep NSA spies out of its gear

Cisco's suppliers have stronger security requirements, and customers will soon be able to inspect products before buying

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In wake of Paris attacks, legislation aims to extend NSA program

The proposed bill would extend bulk collection of phone metadata to January 2017

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After Paris: Liberté demands unlimited encryption

Allowing restricted access to encrypted communication would destroy privacy not only for people but also governments and businesses

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TPP trade pact spreads SOPA-like censorship worldwide

The deal could dramatically expand copyright enforcement to hinder access to information and stifle free expression on the Web

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Microsoft to follow Amazon into UK with cloud hosting service

Microsoft will open its own data center hosting Office 365 and Azure services in the UK next year

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What to do for privacy after Safe Harbor? Syncplicity has an idea

The cloud storage and collaboration company will let customers make sure European data stays in Europe

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Amazon will open London data center by early 2017

AWS plans to offer its third location for Europeans worried about where their data is stored

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EU tells US it must make next move on new Safe Harbor deal

Replacing the now-defunct Safe Harbor agreement is urgent, and the US must make the next move in negotiating a new framework for data transfers

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ISO 27018 compliance: Here's what you need to know

It's 3AM; do you know where your personally identifiable information is?

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CISA: The new security law doesn't help security

The bill gives government access to a new trove of personal data but does nothing to improve its poor track record in safeguarding the data it already has

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Split between EU privacy watchdogs on Safe Harbor worries businesses

German data protection authorities say hosting Europeans' data in Europe is the only safe option

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CISA sails through Senate despite tech companies' opposition

Corporate America largely supported the information-sharing bill and the immunity from liability it offers

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Senate to battle today on controversial CISA cyber security bill

Critics of the bill say it is designed to collect personal data on people

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Microsoft doesn't see Windows 10's mandatory data collection as a privacy risk

Microsoft Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore says the telemetry data that its new operating system collects is so important to the health of the Windows ecosystem that the company has to take it.

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Snowden espouses data ethics and privacy

As devices become more interconnected and big data reveals more about private lives and daily habits, many wonder what the future holds for privacy

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Nearly everyone dislikes CISA, so Congress will make it law

Congress is in a hurry to pass the information-sharing bill even as opposition continues to mount among tech companies, security experts, and privacy advocates

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Microsoft leads the charge to protect user privacy

Silicon Valley, long an enabler of government digital spying, is changing its tune, and Microsoft is at the forefront

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Apple can't and won't give governments back door into new iPhones

The company told a federal judge that iPhones running iOS 8 or later are impossible to unlock

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