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Group warns of human rights risks of countering online terror

Study warns of human rights risks from censoring online terror content

Internet companies should not be required to monitor third-party terrorist content that they host or transmit, nor should they face direct or indirect liability from governments for such content, according to a new study.

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UK's internet surveillance law receives royal approval

Britons hoping that a quaint historical tradition might stop a Draconian internet surveillance law in its tracks were disappointed on Tuesday morning, when the Queen gave her approval to the Investigatory Powers Act 2016.

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Australia taking fight to ISIS in cyberspace

​The Australian prime minister has revealed that offensive cyber capabilities are being used in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

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Make companies pay full cost of breaches to restore trust in the internet, says ISOC

Fake news, online banking thefts and data breaches: It's no wonder that trust in the internet is at an all-time low. But don't worry: The Internet Society has a five-step plan for restoring faith in the network of networks.

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Facebook working with fact-checkers to weed out fake news

Returning to the controversy over fake news on the social networking site, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said over the weekend that the company was working with fact-checking organizations to put in place third-party verification of...

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ISPs ordered to block LinkedIn in Russia

LinkedIn's network just got a little smaller: Russia's communications regulator ordered ISPs to block access to the business networking company on Thursday.

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Facebook privacy settings: How to control your ad preferences

Facebook targets ads based on your activity. You can check--and change--what it thinks your interests are in Ad Preferences.

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How to download and save a Facebook video

Facebook doesn’t officially provide links to videos for you to save. But all you have to do is trick your browser into thinking you’re browsing Facebook on your phone.

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Warding off the blues of ransomware

Winter is definitely coming, but you can still avoid ransomware

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UK bank suspends online payments after fraud hits 20,000 accounts

The banking arm of U.K. supermarket chain Tesco has suspended online payments for its 136,000 checking account customers following a spate of fraud.

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7 ways to protect your ecommerce site from fraud, hacking and copycats

Ecommerce business owners and cybersecurity experts discuss how you can protect your online store, especially during the holiday season.

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BGP errors are to blame for Monday’s Twitter outage, not DDoS attacks

Early Monday morning, for about thirty minutes, Twitter went dark. Almost immediately, once service was returned, people started speculating about a massive attack. However, Monday’s outage wasn’t anything malicious, by all accounts...

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

The Privacy Shield transatlantic data transfer deal is now caught in a pincer action: A week after it emerged that Irish digital rights activists had filed suit to annul the deal come reports that a French campaign group has begun its...

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

European Union privacy watchdogs have warned WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum to stop sharing users' data with parent company Facebook until they investigated whether the transfers comply with EU data protection law. They also want Yahoo's...

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Privacy group shoots legal arrow at Privacy Shield

Privacy Shield, the legal agreement allowing businesses to export Europeans' personal information to the U.S., is under fire.

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French surveillance law is unconstitutional after all, highest court says

The French Constitutional Council has taken another look at a new security law it waved through in July 2015, and found it wanting.

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Chinese firm admits its hacked products were behind Friday's massive DDOS attack

A Chinese electronics component manufacturer says its products inadvertently played a role in a massive cyberattack that disrupted major internet sites in the U.S. on Friday.

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Privacy groups target kids advertising disguised as YouTube content

Marketing companies are targeting children worldwide on YouTube with advertising disguised as other content, an "unfair and deceptive" business practice, three privacy groups said in a complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

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