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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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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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Microsoft, stop sabotaging Windows 10

Abusing users via in-OS ads, secretive monitoring, and iffy upgrades is a bad strategy, especially given the doubts fostered by Windows 8 and Vista

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FBI looks into Russian hack of US election, possible Trump involvement

Comey confirms government investigation into 'the nature of any links' between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and shoots down Trump claims that former president wiretapped Trump Tower

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Some HTTPS inspection tools might weaken security

Many security products that intercept HTTPS traffic don't properly validate certificates, US-CERT has warned

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The NSA's foreign surveillance: 5 things to know

A contentious piece of U.S. law giving the National Security Agency broad authority to spy on people overseas expires at the end of the year.

Facebook bars developers from using data feeds for spying tools

Facebook and Instagram have publicly changed their terms and conditions to tell developers they can't use public user data feeds to develop tools that can be used for surveillance

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It's time to turn on HTTPS: the benefits are well worth the effort

HTTPS websites get a speed boost, better search engine rankings, and fewer browser warnings

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All hope of broadband privacy bites the dust

The FCC and Congress are working hard to ensure nothing stands in the way of ISPs profiting off your personal data

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FCC halts data security regulations for broadband providers

The rules required providers to take 'reasonable' measures to secure consumer data

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Smart teddy bear maker faces scrutiny over data breach response

A security researcher claims he contacted the company about the breach weeks ago, but never received a response

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How to scrub your private data from 'people finder' sites

The internet has your number—among many other deets. Prevent identity theft and doxxing by erasing yourself from aggregator sites like Spokeo and PeekYou

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Verizon knocks off $350M from Yahoo deal after breaches

Yahoo will also share in some potential liabilities related to two massive data breaches

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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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