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DOJ demands 1.3 million IP addresses of visitors to Trump protest site

DreamHost is fighting the government's search warrant to identify who visited an anti-Trump site, saying the warrant violates privacy laws and the Fourth Amendment.

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Mandating privacy safeguards for the insurance sector

Insurance applications – privacy requirements ahead.

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Ghosts in the machine

On May 19, 1996, Leslie Isben Rogge become the first person on the 10 Most Wanted List to be apprehended due to the Internet. The FBI hasn’t been the same since.

The Target data breach settlement sets a low bar for industry security standards

The multistate settlement over the 2013 Target data breach outlines the kind of security measures enterprises should have in order to not be found negligent with customer data. The problem is, the settlement doesn’t go far enough to...

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Cyber insurance forum

How the dynamics of "cyber risk perception" are actually flawed.

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Stopping trade secret theft in your organization, part 2

A brief primer on trade secret law for security professionals.

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Facebook hit with maximum fine for breaking French privacy law

The French data protection watchdog has imposed its harshest penalty on Facebook for six breaches of French privacy law.

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Intel concerned about name of John McAfee’s privacy phone

Intel has told a court that MGT Capital Investments has gone ahead with the announcement of the “John McAfee Privacy Phone,” even though the company that proposes to change its name to “John McAfee Global Technologies” has previously...

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India’s Supreme Court hears challenge to biometric authentication system

Two lawsuits being heard this week before India’s Supreme Court question a requirement imposed by the government that individuals should quote a biometrics-based authentication number when filing their tax returns.

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NSA ends surveillance tactic that pulled in citizens' emails, texts

The U.S. National Security Agency will no longer sift through emails, texts and other internet communications from U.S. citizens that mention foreign targets under surveillance.

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Russian man receives longest-ever prison sentence in the US for hacking

A 32-year-old Russian hacker was sentenced to 27 years in prison in the U.S. for stealing millions of payment card details from U.S. businesses by infecting their point-of-sale systems with malware.

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FCC privacy ruling could leave enterprises' data vulnerable

The recent repeal of new FCC rules designed to strengthen personal privacy among consumers by limiting the uses ISPs can make of their personal data also has implications for companies who use these services. Security and privacy...

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US dismantles Kelihos botnet after Russian hacker's arrest

The arrest last week of a Russian man in Spain was apparently for his role in a massive spam botnet and not related to an ongoing investigation into foreign tampering with last year's U.S. election.

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Spain arrests accused Russian spammer at US request

The arrest of Piotr Levashov at the Barcelona airport on Friday was not tied to Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, one source close to the investigation said.

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Lenovo hit with lawsuit over Superfish snafu

Lenovo admitted to pre-loading the Superfish adware on some consumer PCs, and unhappy customers are now dragging the company to court on the matter.

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Morgan Stanley fires employee who leaked sensitive client data

Investment bank Morgan Stanley has fired an employee who briefly posted account names and numbers for 900 clients on the Internet.

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Hackers leak top Sony executives' emails

The hackers have released more confidential data and reissued threats against the company

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CTO for Liberty Reserve payment network pleads guilty

Mark Marmilev of Brooklyn maintained the technical infrastructure for Liberty Reserve's operations

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

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

Official at digital currency service pleads guilty to money laundering

Liberty Reserve helped launder $6 billion worth of proceeds related to criminal activity, the DOJ has alleged

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