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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...

LinkedIn beefs up account security with session management, detailed alerts

LinkedIn now allows users to see and terminate their authenticated sessions from multiple devices

Home Depot investigates possible payment data breach

The retailer is working with law enforcement and banking partners to investigate

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JPMorgan breach likely impacts UCard users – again

The story is nearly identical to one from nearly a year ago. It starts with JPMorgan Chase disclosing that they've suffered a data breach. The bank says that an unknown number of records have been compromised, but it's certain that...

Your expectation of privacy on Facebook is a fantasy

Another day, another person burned by the assumption of privacy on social media

Mozilla reports user data leak from Bugzilla project

It's the second database exposure incident reported by the organization in a month

Report: NSA built 'Google-like' search engine for metadata

ICReach sought to provide easy access to billions of pieces of communications metadata

27 million South Koreans affected by data breach

South Korean authorities have revealed details surrounding massive data breach that impacts 27 million people aged 15-65. Moreover, local media is reporting that 16 people involved with the scheme were arrested, and that the full...

Healthcare organizations still too lax on security

Data breach at Community Health is symptom of broader problem, security experts say

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