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Apple's Yosemite OS shares Spotlight search terms by default

An engineer who's studied the new OS criticized its privacy settings

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Microsoft and other firms take pledge to protect student privacy

Fourteen companies have promised not to sell student data or use it for advertising

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HealthCare.gov still struggling with security

The Inspector General (IG) of the Health and Human Services Department has released a report detailing the state of security on HealthCare.gov and the results of vulnerability scans performed in April and May of this year. The...

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Security tops CIO worries; IT budgets, turnover on the rise

Enterprises' five largest IT investments are analytics and business intelligence, data center infrastructure, ERP, software development, and cloud computing.

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Data protection authorities find privacy lapses in majority of mobile apps

One in three applications request excessive permissions, and privacy information is inadequate in 85 percent of them, a study found

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Five million Gmail addresses and passwords dumped online

The data was not likely stolen from Google, but from other websites, researchers said

LinkedIn beefs up account security with session management, detailed alerts

LinkedIn now allows users to see and terminate their authenticated sessions from multiple devices

Home Depot investigates possible payment data breach

The retailer is working with law enforcement and banking partners to investigate

Mozilla reports user data leak from Bugzilla project

It's the second database exposure incident reported by the organization in a month

Report: NSA built 'Google-like' search engine for metadata

ICReach sought to provide easy access to billions of pieces of communications metadata

PCI DSS 3.0 compliance deadline approaches. Will it make any difference?

Security experts say the new standard for the Payment Card Industry will improve companies' chances of avoiding the kinds of catastrophic breaches that have plagued major retailers. But that's only if they remain in compliance all...

Healthcare organizations still too lax on security

Data breach at Community Health is symptom of broader problem, security experts say

Tech pros in healthcare, retail and finance admit they are failing on data compliance

Not enough manpower and too much data growth

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Senator questions airlines' data privacy practices

Jay Rockefeller raises concerns about airlines collecting and sharing personal information

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Security incidents tracked on Radar of Seattle Hospital

Software simplifies compliance with HIPAA rules

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Community Health Systems blames China for recent data breach

Community Hospital Systems (CHS), which operates just over 200 hospitals in 29 states, reported a data breach impacting about 4.5 million people on Monday. The incident, blamed on actors in China, was made public via an 8-K filing...

China's Xiaomi faces privacy hurdles ahead of international expansion

Xiaomi apologized on Sunday for causing privacy concerns related to its phones

In a hyper-social world, some seek a little privacy

People are getting more selective about what they want to share, and online firms are picking up on it

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