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NSA planned to hijack Google Play Store, Samsung app store to deliver malware

The program also exposed a major browser vulnerability, which government agents reportedly exploited for years.

RadioShack, US states reach agreement that limits sale of customer data

The data to be sold has been considerably reduced, according to Texas attorney general Ken Paxton.

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Senators stall vote to extend NSA phone records dragnet

Senator Rand Paul filibusters efforts to pass a bill to renew parts of the Patriot Act past June 1


Apple, Google, and other tech giants ask Senate to pass NSA reform bill

The USA Freedom Act was earlier passed by the House of Representatives.

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E-paper display gives payment cards a changing security code

The technology, from Oberthur Technologies, will be tested by two banks in France

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Apple, Google urge Obama to reject encryption back doors

The firms signed a group letter calling on the president to resist security workarounds demanded by law enforcement

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Surprise! Survey finds most U.S. residents want changes to Patriot Act surveillance

An ACLU study concluded there's broad concern about government surveillance among U.S. residents.

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FTC recommends conditions for sale of RadioShack customer data

The FTC said it would prefer a model based on a settlement adopted with online toy retailer

Tails 1.4 polishes up the privacy-obsessed Linux OS trusted by Edward Snowden

Tails, the operating system trusted by Edward Snowden, just released a new version. Here's what you'll find in it, as well as what all the Tails hub-bub is about.


Critics blast NSA phone records bill as 'fake reform'

Even some supporters say the USA Freedom Act should be only one step toward surveillance reform


U.S. House of Representatives votes to rein in NSA's bulk phone records collection

The USA Freedom Act still allows the agency to collect records in a more targeted manner

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BitTorrent's serverless chat app Bleep arrives on iOS

BitTorrent is taking a page from Snapchat with disappearing encrypted messages.

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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