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Three privacy tools that block your Internet provider from tracking you

The government may soon allow your ISP to sell your browsing data. Here's how to fight back.

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Senate votes to kill FCC's broadband privacy rules

The U.S. Senate has voted to kill broadband provider privacy regulations prohibiting them from selling customers' web-browsing histories and other data without permission.

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US lawmakers question police use of facial recognition tech

U.S. lawmakers plan to introduce legislation to limit the FBI's and other law enforcement use of facial recognition technology after concerns about the mass collection of photographs in police databases.

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FBI looks into Russian hack of US election, possible Trump involvement

The FBI is actively investigating Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible cooperation from President Donald Trump's campaign, agency director James Comey confirmed.

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Some HTTPS inspection tools might weaken security

Companies that use security products to inspect HTTPS traffic might inadvertently make their users' encrypted connections less secure and expose them to man-in-the-middle attacks, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team warns.

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Court blocks American from suing Ethiopia for infecting his computer

An appeals court has barred an Ethiopian-born U.S citizen from filing a civil suit against the African country, which allegedly infected his computer with spyware and monitored his communications.

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DOJ: No, we won't say how much the FBI paid to hack terrorist's iPhone

The Justice Department says it should not have to reveal the maker of a tool used last year to crack an alleged terrorist's iPhone or disclose how much it paid.

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The NSA's foreign surveillance: 5 things to know

A contentious piece of U.S. law giving the National Security Agency broad authority to spy on people overseas expires at the end of the year.

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Report finds the security of confidential documents is a significant problem

60 percent of survey respondents say sensitive documents have accidentally been sent to the wrong person.

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After WikiLeaks' CIA dump, China tells U.S. to stop spying

China today asked the U.S. government to stop spying on it, its first reaction to WikiLeaks' disclosure this week of a trove of CIA documents.

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Assange: CIA had lost control of its cyberweapon documents

Information about purported CIA cyberattacks was "passed around" among members of the U.S. intelligence community and contractors before it was published by WikiLeaks this week, Julian Assange says.

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US Senate resolution aims to roll back privacy rules for ISPs

A resolution introduced in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday aims to roll back privacy rules for broadband service providers that were approved by the Federal Communications Commission in October.

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US senator probes into CloudPets smart toy hack

A U.S. senator is probing reports of a breach of data from smart toys from Spiral Toys, writing to the company’s CEO a letter with ten questions about the issue, including about the company’s security practices.

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Consumers are wary of smart homes that know too much

Nearly two-thirds of consumers are worried about home IoT devices listening in on their conversations, according to a Gartner survey released Monday.

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FCC stays data security regulations for broadband providers

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has halted new rules that would require high-speed internet providers to take 'reasonable' steps to protect customer data.

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US surveillance law may see no new protections for foreign targets

Any reform of a controversial U.S. law allowing the National Security Agency to spy on people overseas will likely focus on its impact on U.S. residents, without curbing its use elsewhere.

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MWC 2017: The value exchange of data privacy

While consumers may not know the necessary precautions they should be taking to protect their data, they’re aware of a bigger problem. And this has a lot to do with the rising number of data breaches each year. In 2016, for example,...

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