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DDoS botnet shows insecure routers are legion

Researchers found a botnet of over 40,000 routers that are being used to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks.

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Appeals court judge shoots down DOJ's defense of NSA phone program

The government seems to see the world as 'one enormous antiterrorism investigation,' judge says

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Appeals court rules against NSA phone records collection

Congress didn't give the agency the authority to collect U.S. phone records in bulk, the court says

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Civil liberties groups oppose bill ending NSA's bulk phone records program

The USA Freedom Act's changes to the phone records program are 'modest' at best, opponents say

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Lawmakers move to end warrantless surveillance of U.S. residents

A new bill would require law enforcement agencies to get warrants before searching NSA databases for U.S. communications

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Court rules warrant not needed for cell phone location data

Florida police used 11,600 location records to track a suspect in a string of armed robberies.

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French lawmakers take first step toward gathering all communications metadata

The French National Assembly agreed to let spies gather data about phone calls and Internet use

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Cerf thinks encryption back doors would be 'super risky'

The FBI's request for encryption workarounds would create new security problems, Cerf thinks.

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US reviews use of cellphone spying technology

The Department of Justice aims to disclose more about the use of the cell-site simulators

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ACLU: NSA phone dragnet should be killed not amended

The recent USA Freedom Act doesn't go far enough in reforming surveillance, an ACLU lawyer says

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Facebook will give you control over the data you're sharing with apps and websites

Users can now decide what types of data to share with third party apps

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House committee approves bill to end NSA phone records program

Now the bill goes to the House floor for a vote

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How Microsoft is opening Office's brains to apps to make productivity even smarter

During Microsoft's Build 2015 keynote on Wednesday, CEO Satya Nadella announced a new unified API that allows third-party apps to pull data from all the various Microsoft services you use, from Calendar to messages—and it could make your life easier.

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Facebook, under siege, slams European privacy regulators

Facebook has already filed a lawsuit against the Dutch data protection authority over an investigation into its privacy practices

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Bill to rein in NSA phone data collection reintroduced

The USA Freedom Act aims to end the agency's bulk collection of U.S. telephone records