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China attacks lead Apple to alert users on iCloud threats

China has allegedly staged the attack, according to an anti-censorship group.

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Apple's Yosemite OS shares Spotlight search terms by default

An engineer who's studied the new OS criticized its privacy settings

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Six browser plug-ins that protect your privacy

Privacy is a real concern for users these days. We review six browser plug-ins that offer privacy protection -- and a way to avoid ads.

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Whisper executive says tracking happens, but the data isn't exact

On Thursday, the Guardian published a story on how the anonymous secret sharing application, Whisper, was actually tracking users despite claims to the contrary.

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HTTPA: New tech transforms transparency into privacy

Privacy by obscurity is dead; long live privacy by transparency

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Microsoft and other firms take pledge to protect student privacy

Fourteen companies have promised not to sell student data or use it for advertising

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Yahoo reports a drop in government data requests

There were 18,000 requests in the first six months of this year, down from 29,000 a year ago

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New ad-free social network Ello is pro-privacy, but with caveats

The site still gathers certain types of data about users

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Here are the limits of Apple's iOS 8 privacy features

The privacy improvements in the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system provide necessary, but limited, protection to customers, experts say.

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Apple updates privacy policy, sets up site to guide users

Apple said it believes a great customer experience shouldn't come at the expense of user privacy

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Once your car's connected to the Internet, who guards your privacy?

As more mobile devices connect to in-car infotainment and diagnostic systems -- and cars wirelessly connect to other vehicles, automated homes and roadways -- where you are and what you’re doing in your car could suddenly become very...

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French crime database breaches privacy rights, EU court rules

The human rights court objects to storing data for 20 years in a criminal database when charges were dropped

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Rogue cell towers discovered in Washington, D.C.

After initially discovering more than a dozen rogue cell towers in the U.S., ESD America and IntegriCell discovered more questionable towers in the nation's capitol, 15 of them to be exact. Ownership remains unknown, but Tuesday's...

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Quick tips before you switch to a new iPhone

Millions of people are switching to the latest iPhone this week. But before you trade-up, here's some basic tips to help protect your new device, both at home and at the office.

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Data protection authorities find privacy lapses in majority of mobile apps

One in three applications request excessive permissions, and privacy information is inadequate in 85 percent of them, a study found

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What you need to know about the Gmail password compromise

Five million hacked passwords dumped on Russian cybercrime forums

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Five million Gmail addresses and passwords dumped online

The data was not likely stolen from Google, but from other websites, researchers said

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Grindr vulnerability places men in harm's way

Grindr, a dating application that caters to gay and bisexual men, could be placing them at risk; and in at least one case, has helped authorities enforce anti-gay agendas by taking advantage of the service's geo-location...

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