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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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Terrorists are winning the digital arms race

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

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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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Privacy legislation reintroduced for mail older than 180 days

The bill would require law enforcement to get a warrant to read mails older than 180 days

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Trump’s FCC is set to gut net neutrality, privacy

Major changes are coming to telecom, in the form of more mergers, less competition, and other regulatory shifts

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14 eyebrow-raising things Google knows about you

Some are fascinating, others are frightening, but here's how to find out what Google has on you

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No more bulk communications data retention, top EU court tells UK

The ruling calls into question the U.K.'s recently passed Investigatory Powers Act

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Tech companies like Privacy Shield but worry about legal challenges

The future of data transfers between the EU and US is uncertain, companies say

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Congressional report sides with Apple on encryption debate

The bipartisan panel advises Congress to look into using legal hacking methods to break into tech products

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Facebook 'misled' EU regulators over its takeover of WhatsApp

Facebook could be fined up to 1 percent of worldwide revenue for ‘misleading’ EU regulators about its 2014 takeover of Whatsapp

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Privacy groups complain to FTC over Google’s 'deceptive' policy change

The complaint alleges that Google changed its policy in June to combine personal and browsing data

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Evernote backs off from privacy policy changes, says it 'messed up'

Employees will not be reading note content unless users opt in, the company said

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5 things you should do following the Yahoo breach

The massive data breach can be an opportunity to do some cleanup and implement security recommendations

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Band of Big Brothers: Meet Trump’s spy team

The president-elect is assembling a team for key security positions that has alarmed privacy and civil liberties advocates

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Trump, tech leaders avoided encryption and surveillance talk at summit

Similar summits could take place as often as once per quarter

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Bye, privacy: Evernote will let its employees read your notes

Users can't opt out of being snooped on by Evernote employees for the purpose of training algorithms

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