Privacy

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Privacy for everybody means privacy for pedophiles

The so-called Playpen cases – which arose from the FBI running a child porn website as a sting operation – has prompted an intense debate over the Fourth Amendment’s protections from “unreasonable” search and seizure.

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Honesty is not the best privacy policy

Hackers, tech companies and governments want our personal information. Only lies can save us now.

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Windows 10 Privacy in the Creators Update

Windows 10 privacy settings are easier to find and use in the Creators Update. But there's a difference between getting more control and getting more privacy.

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The best VPNs 2017

What is a VPN? If you're concerned about online privacy, a virtual private network (VPN) will help keep snoopers at bay. We round up the best VPN services for hiding your location online and allowing you to access blocked content and...

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How CISOs can explain privacy to the C-suite

With the recent moves by the FCC, it is imperative that chief security officers make the company aware of privacy issues.

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FCC privacy ruling could leave enterprises' data vulnerable

The recent repeal of new FCC rules designed to strengthen personal privacy among consumers by limiting the uses ISPs can make of their personal data also has implications for companies who use these services. Security and privacy...

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DNS record will help prevent unauthorized SSL certificates

Starting in September, publicly trusted certificate authorities will have to honor a special Domain Name System (DNS) record that allows domain owners to specify who is allowed to issue SSL certificates for their domains.

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Rollback of FCC privacy requirements could have broad repercussions

Last week's roll-back of FCC privacy regulations was good news for ISPs and marketers and bad news for privacy advocates. But the decision could also have an impact on enterprise cybersecurity, experts say

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US lawmakers demand to know how many residents are under surveillance

Two powerful U.S. lawmakers are pushing President Donald Trump administration's to tell them how many of the country's residents are under surveillance by the National Security Agency.

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Politicians' web browsing history targeted after privacy vote

Two GoFundMe campaigns have raised more than US$290,000 in an effort to buy the web browsing histories of U.S. politicians after Congress voted to allow broadband providers to sell customers' personal information without their...

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Android version of iOS malware used in targeted attacks discovered

Researchers at Lookout and Google have identified an Android variant of custom malware originally detected in targeted attacks against iOS last year. Called Pegasus, the malware is used against dissidents in multiple countries, and...

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After Amazon outage, HealthExpense worries about cloud lock-in

Financial services companies as popular targets of cybercriminals for the obvious reason -- they're where the money's at. And health care companies have medical records, which are very valuable on the black market since the...

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Privacy activist wants to unveil lawmakers' browser histories

When members of Congress approved a resolution that would toss out significant online privacy protections, one Internet user decided to do something about it.

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In mining user data, US ISPs must weigh cash vs. privacy

U.S. internet service providers are about to face temptation. Now that the broadband privacy rule repeal is almost certain, will they sell their customers' data to marketers, or will they keep it private?

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Congress to US citizens: Want online privacy? Pay up!

Tuesday’s congressional vote to repeal U.S. restrictions on broadband providers doesn’t mean that online privacy isn’t dead. U.S. consumers will just have to pay for it.

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Privacy advocates plan to fight Congress' repeal of ISP privacy rules

Privacy advocates haven't given up the fight after the U.S. Congress has voted to allow ISPs to sell customers' browsing histories and other personal information without their permission.

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10 security risks of wearables

Fitness trackers may not present a huge security risk, but any connected device can be hacked. Here’s what you need to know to minimize those security and privacy threats.

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