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China attacks lead Apple to alert users on iCloud threats

China has allegedly staged the attack, according to an anti-censorship group.

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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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Dropbox used for Phishing expedition

Symantec says they've recently uncovered a Phishing scam targeting Dropbox users, where many of the elements needed to complete the scam are being hosted on Dropbox directly. Such a move helps lower resistance and bypass some network...

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Six browser plug-ins that protect your privacy

Privacy is a real concern for users these days. We review six browser plug-ins that offer privacy protection -- and a way to avoid ads.

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Whisper executive says tracking happens, but the data isn't exact

On Thursday, the Guardian published a story on how the anonymous secret sharing application, Whisper, was actually tracking users despite claims to the contrary.

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HTTPA: New tech transforms transparency into privacy

Privacy by obscurity is dead; long live privacy by transparency

Cisco advises users to lock down WebEx to prevent snooping

A security researcher found potentially sensitive meetings open for anyone to join

What you should consider when choosing a password manager

Password managers offer many convenient options, but some come at the expense of security

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Analysts react to Symantec split announcement

On Thursday, Symantec said that it would separate into two business units; one that focuses entirely on security, while the other sticks to information management. Symantec's announcement follows similar ones from Hewlett-Packard and...

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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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Yahoo says attackers looking for Shellshock found a different bug

The bug has now been fixed and user data was not at risk, the company said

McAfee’s most dangerous cyber celebrities of 2014

Musicians dominate the 2014 list of celebs you might not want to search on for fear of malware

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Yahoo reports a drop in government data requests

There were 18,000 requests in the first six months of this year, down from 29,000 a year ago

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New ad-free social network Ello is pro-privacy, but with caveats

The site still gathers certain types of data about users

The FBI’s big, bad identification system

The FBI’s formidable Next Generation Identification is up and running

Dump your passwords! 8 security and identity breakthroughs

From electronic pills to digital tattoos, these eight innovations aim to secure systems and identities without us having to remember a password ever again

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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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iPhone 6 fingerprint scanner found accurate enough for Apple Pay

Apple's iPhone 6 fingerprint scanner has a level of accuracy that makes it a solid authentication tool for people planning to use the smartphone in place of a credit card for in-store purchases, research shows.

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