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Google publishes national security letters for the first time

The letters offer a further glimpse into law enforcement demands for user information

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App developers not ready for iOS transport security requirements

Many iOS apps opt out of Apple's App Transport Security (ATS) feature or deliberately weaken it

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Chrome bug triggered errors on websites using Symantec SSL certificates

The bug affected Chrome on all platforms, as well as the WebView component on Android

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A year after terrorist attacks, phone privacy laws unchanged – but watch out for Trump

Some say the privacy climate has improved due to technology advances, but that could change with the new administration

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US lawmakers introduce bill to delay enhanced government hacking powers

A rule that would give government increased authority to search computers and other digital devices comes into force on Dec. 1

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Without tech industry guidance, U.S. may resort to weakening encryption

Security experts and privacy advocates say weakening encryption is counterproductive to fighting terrorism

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ISPs ordered to block LinkedIn in Russia

Russia's telecommunications regulator has ordered LinkedIn be blocked following a court ruling that it breached Russian privacy law

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412 million FriendFinder Network accounts said to be exposed in hack

It is the second time in two years that the dating and entertainment network has been breached

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Worries and uncertainty cloud outlook for digital privacy under President Trump

Some legal experts are worried Trump could abuse the NSA's surveillance powers

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China passes controversial, intrusive cybersecurity law

The new law that tightens China’s control over the internet could impact foreign companies

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A second Privacy Shield legal challenge increases threat to EU-US data flows

A French digital rights group is seeking to annul the European Commission decision implementing Privacy Shield

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Google to untrust WoSign and StartCom certificates

Google Chrome will stop trusting digital certificates issued after Oct. 21 by the WoSign and StartCom certificate authorities

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The paranoid user’s guide to Windows 10 privacy

Here are ways that you can avoid, remove, or turn off the Windows 10 features that track you

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EU privacy watchdogs seek answers from WhatsApp and Yahoo about users' data

They told WhatsApp to stop sharing users' data with Facebook until an EU investigation is complete

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FCC tells ISPs to get customer permission before sharing sensitive info

But the rules only apply to broadband providers, not to Google, Facebook, and other web-based companies

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Big data grab: Now they want your car's telemetry

Long before self-driving cars triumph, new and enticing auto-related products will lure you into sharing real-time data on where you go and how you get there

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French surveillance law is unconstitutional after all, highest court says

Giving government spies unfettered access to everyone's wireless communications is not such a good idea after all

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Virtual lineup: Your face is already on file

A new report pulls back the curtain and reveals the ‘Wild West’ of unrestricted facial recognition monitoring by American law enforcement

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Yahoo asks US government for clarity on email scanning controversy

The company asks Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to provide information about the government's request that Yahoo secretly scan customer emails

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At the mercy of AI: Your job, your health, your money

The focus on loss of privacy from Watson, Cortana, Google, Facebook, DeepMind, and Siri risks us missing an even greater threat

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