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New Chrome extension spots unencrypted tracking

TrackerSSL is aimed at alerting websites of insecure tracking via Twitter

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Five myths (debunked) about security and privacy for Internet of Things

IoT has the potential to enable improvements to so many facets of life, the list is endless. Its primary advancement is enabling the interconnectedness of “things” and resulting insights and synergies. Yet that same connectedness...

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Facebook goes ‘deep’ in getting to know you

Facebook's artificial intelligence initiative known as "deep learning" is designed to protect user privacy, in some cases from themselves. But some privacy advocates say users should be aware that nothing they do on the site is...

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6 products that will protect your privacy

There are ways for privacy-obsessed users to leave as little a trace as possible when venturing into cyberspace.

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How to remain (mostly) invisible online

While complete anonymity these days is nearly impossible, experts have some tips, and tools, they recommend for maintaining privacy and keeping your digital footprint as minimal as possible

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People are increasingly worried about privacy, say legal protections fall short

Technology has had a negative impact on privacy, said a majority of those questioned in a recent global survey

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Cleared your browser cookies? It won't stop ad company using Verizon tracking header

An advertising company uses the unique identifier headers added by Verizon to Web traffic to recreate tracking cookies deleted by users

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11 predictions for security in 2015

It’s tough to know what the security landscape will look like in six months, never mind a year. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth trying.

The future of security: 11 predictions for 2015

It’s tough to know what the security landscape will look like in six months, never mind a year. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth trying.

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Feds' bid to seize Irish emails threatens US citizen's privacy, Microsoft says

The US government would not allow another country to seize data stored on US soil in the same way, Microsoft said in a court filing

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US court extends NSA surveillance rules in current form

A reform bill, USA Freedom Act, ran into difficulties in the Senate

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Data from wearable devices could soon land you in jail

Data from a Fitbit wristband is being used in an insurance civil litigation case, but the ramifications of the legal fight are clear: A judge can subpoena data from a wearable device.

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The 5 worst Big Data privacy risks (and how to guard against them)

There are enormous benefits from Big Data analytics, but also massive potential for exposure that could result in anything from embarrassment to outright discrimination. Here's what to look out for - and how to protect yourself and...

Should Chief Marketing Officers be involved in security and privacy decisions?

In a report issued today by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the management consulting firm urged Chief Marketing Officers to get more involved in data protection

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Webcam snooper now looking for a job

Insecam's creator, possibly based in Moldova, is looking for remote programming work

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Uber, facing public backlash, will rethink privacy

The company is working with a DC law firm to assess its policies

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Smartphone encryption – What does it mean to you?

Why are legislators considering going to Congress for access to our cell phones?

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After this judge's ruling, do you finally see value in passwords?

Judge rules authorities can use your fingerprint to unlock your smartphone. What that means for authentication and the future of passwords.

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