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New California law requires warrants for access to private communications

California Governor Jerry Brown has approved a digital privacy bill that protects people from government access to private electronic communications without a warrant.

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Hackers who targeted Samsung Pay may be looking to track individuals

The security breach at Samsung subsidiary LoopPay was probably more about spying than about gathering consumer data for profit.

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Verizon will use its mobile supercookie to target customers with AOL ads

In an update to its privacy policy, Verizon has warned its customers that it will use its mobile supercookie to target ads from the AOL network displayed on sites around the Web.

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EU Safe Harbor ruling could have bearing on Microsoft email dispute

Microsoft has cited a ruling by an European Court on transatlantic transfers of personal data as having a bearing on its litigation over turning over email held in Ireland to U.S. law enforcement.

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With Safe Harbor gone, the hard work on data transfers starts now

Tuesday's ruling that struck down the most common way to legally transfer data between Europe and the U.S. didn't turn multinational companies into outlaws immediately, but they'd better start working on alternatives now.

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No need to panic: European Commission upbeat about Safe Harbor ruling

European Commissioners took time out from discussing the plight of refugees to examine the Court of Justice's rejection of the Safe Harbor data protection agreement and were upbeat about the consequences.

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Doom or delight? Safe Harbor ruling casts uncertainty on privacy dealings

The Safe Harbor agreement protected businesses exporting personal data from the EU to the US -- but a court ruling has declared it invalid, opening a legal void.

Europe's top court rules the Safe Harbor data transfer agreement with U.S. is invalid

The Safe Harbor data protection agreement is invalid, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled in a case brought by a European Facebook user

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The EU will examine banks’ use of customer data for profiling and marketing campaigns

As corporations mine customer data for business opportunities, the EU is concerned that using algorithms instead of humans will introduce unfair practices.

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Hackers steal 15 million T-Mobile customers' data from Experian credit bureau

A data breach at credit bureau Experian may have exposed data from T-Mobile USA on about 15 million U.S. consumers.

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The price of free: how Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google sell you to advertisers

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and others collect data about you as you use their services. Here's what they snag, and how to stop them from doing it.


Australian university dumps Google for Microsoft over data hosting location concerns

Macquairie University in Australia has told staff it will switch their email accounts from Google Apps to Microsoft's hosted Office 365 service after Google announced plans to host the data in the U.S.

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Apple, Microsoft wield privacy as marketing tool

Apple and Microsoft have both wheeled out fresh explanations of their privacy policies, explaining how different they are from the likes of Google and Facebook.

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Microsoft will let business users opt out of Windows 10 tracking

Privacy concerns have swirled around Windows 10 since its launch at the end of July. Microsoft responded Monday.


British spies cast net to monitor every web surfer, everywhere, leaked documents show

British surveillance center GCHQ monitored network traffic around the world in order to build up a browsing profile for every Internet user, leaked documents show