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CIA updates rules for collecting and retaining info on US people

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency on Wednesday updated rules relating to the collection, retention and dissemination of information of U.S. persons, including putting a limit of five years on holding certain sensitive data and...

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Snowden allowed to stay in Russia longer

U.S. National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden will be allowed to stay in Russia for "another couple of years," according to a spokeswoman for the government there.

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How—and why—you should use a VPN any time you hop on the internet

We'll show you how to protect your online privacy as governments around the world, including the U.S., step up their online surveillance efforts.

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Terrorists are winning the digital arms race, experts say

Terrorist groups are embracing a huge number of digital tools to recruit members and plan attacks, putting them a step ahead of governments trying to combat them, a group of counterterrorism experts said.

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Indian privacy case against WhatsApp gains momentum

A privacy lawsuit against WhatsApp in India over its new data sharing policy has got momentum with the country’s top court seeking responses from Facebook, WhatsApp and the federal government.

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Trump's CIA nominee grilled on his advocacy of surveillance database

President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to head the CIA wants to create a massive surveillance database by resurrecting a U.S. telephone records collection program, but some senators questioned what limits he would accept.

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GoDaddy revokes nearly 9,000 SSL certificates issued without proper validation

GoDaddy, one of the world's largest domain registrars and certificate authorities, revoked almost 9,000 SSL certificates this week after it learned that its domain validation system has had a serious bug for the past five months.

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IBM Watson, FDA to explore blockchain for secure patient data exchange

IBM's Watson Health division and the FDA are teaming up to explore using blockchain technology for secure, efficient and scalable exchange of health data, which could lead to enormous advances in research.

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Privacy legislation reintroduced for mail older than 180 days

A bill has been reintroduced in the House of Representatives that would require that law enforcement agencies get a warrant before they poke around users’ emails and other communications in the cloud that are older than 180 days.

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Get 72% off NordVPN Virtual Private Network Service For a Limited Time - Deal Alert

NordVPN has discounted their popular VPN software 72%. Use our link and see the discount applied when you click "buy now".

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Changing other people's flight bookings is incredibly easy

The travel booking systems used by millions of people every day lack modern authentication methods and allow attackers to easily modify other people's reservations.

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4 information security threats that will dominate 2017

Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and collaborative with every coming year. To combat the threat in 2017, information security professionals must understand these four global security threats.

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US collects social media handles from select visitors

Visitors to the U.S. under a visa waiver program are being asked by the Department of Homeland Security for information on their social media accounts, a plan that had drawn criticism from civil rights groups for its potential...

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Encrypted messaging app Signal uses Google to bypass censorship

Developers of the popular Signal secure messaging app have started to use Google's domain as a front to hide traffic to their service and to sidestep blocking attempts.

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Trump threatens electronic rights, EFF warns

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is advising the tech sector to use end-to-end encryption for every transaction by default, and to scrub logs.

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Top 5 VPN services for personal privacy and security

If you regularly travel or work remotely, you need to use a VPN or you're putting yourself — and your data — at risk. Here's a look at the options and price plans for some of the top VPNs.

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Tech companies like Privacy Shield but worry about legal challenges

Privacy Shield, the new international framework allowing companies to transfer customer data between the EU and the U.S., is getting good reviews so far, but some companies aren't betting on it for the long term.

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Congressional report sides with Apple on encryption debate

The U.S. is better off supporting strong encryption that trying to weaken it, according to a new congressional report that stands at odds with the FBI’s push to install backdoors into tech products.

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