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Senators want warrant protections for US email stored overseas

A new bill in Congress would require U.S. law enforcement agencies to obtain court-ordered warrants before demanding the emails of the country's residents when they are stored overseas.

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Got privacy? If you use Twitter or a smartphone, maybe not so much

The notion of online privacy has been greatly diminished in recent years, and just this week two new studies confirm what to many minds is already a dismal picture.

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Does the iPhone need a ‘panic button’?

A new ‘panic mode’ for your iPhone might help keep your data more secure. And with the current legal decisions regarding Touch ID, this iOS feature is now vital.

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Senators will introduce a bill to limit government hacking warrants

A U.S. senator will introduce legislation to roll back new court rules allowing judges to give law enforcement agencies the authority to remotely hack computers.

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Privacy advocates want protections for US residents in foreign surveillance law

The U.S. Congress should limit the ability of the FBI to search for information about the nation's residents in a database of foreign terrorism communications collected by the National Security Agency, some privacy advocates say.

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Google turns on HTTPS for all blogspot blogs

All blogs hosted on Google's blogspot.com domain can now be accessed over an encrypted HTTPS connection.

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What is cyber insurance and why you need it

Cyber insurance can't protect your organization from cybercrime, but it can keep your business on stable financial footing should a significant security event occur.

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Why your iPhone-unlocking fingerprint is susceptible to FBI search warrants

A judge is forcing a woman to unlock an iPhone with her fingerprints, but does this violate the Constitution?

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Microsoft's CEO says company suing the U.S. government over privacy

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella explained in an interview that Microsoft is fighting what it sees as government overreach in the realm of digital privacy because he thinks that the U.S. can be a beacon to other countries.

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Supreme Court approves rule change that expands FBI computer search powers

The Supreme Court has adopted amendments to a rule to give judges the authority to issue warrants to remotely search computers whose locations are concealed using technology.

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Should hospitals pay up when it comes to ransomware?

Has the recent wave of ransomware attacks aimed at hospitals been a wakeup call for the healthcare industry? Or is this latest security plague just part of the new normal?

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In rare unanimous move, House passes bill to protect email and cloud privacy

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill to strengthen privacy protections for email and other data stored in the cloud.

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FBI doesn't understand iPhone hack enough to explain to Apple

The FBI claims it doesn't actually know how its iPhone-hacking tool works, so it can't share the method with Apple.

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The FBI paid more than $1 million to hack the San Bernardino iPhone

FBI Director James Comey still won't say who hacked the San Bernardino iPhone for the FBI, or how the hack works, but we now know it was expensive.

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Microsoft cites new EU personal data rules in support of email dispute

Microsoft has cited new European data protection rules in support of its claim that the U.S. government should use inter-government agreements rather than a warrant to force the technology company to provide emails stored in Ireland...

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Apple probably won’t find out how the FBI hacked the San Bernardino iPhone

And the iPhone 5c in question hasn’t yielded significant evidence in the crime, according to a report.

More than 43,000 sign petition against U.S. encryption-breaking bill

More than 43,000 people have signed a petition against proposed U.S. legislation that would require tech companies to break into their users' encrypted data when ordered to by a judge.

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House panel moves to require warrants for stored data

A U.S. House of Representatives committee has voted to approve a bill that would give new email and cloud-stored data new privacy protections from law enforcement searches.

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