Don't-Miss Privacy Stories

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Safari users in the UK can sue Google over alleged privacy violations

The ruling from an appeals court could lead to claims from millions of British users

UN to appoint watchdog to focus on privacy in digital age

A 'special rapporteur' is to be appointed for a period of three years

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Tech companies call on U.S. to end bulk collection of metadata

The provision in the Patriot Act that allows for the bulk collection of metadata expires in June.

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New York threatens action if RadioShack sells customer data

Bankruptcy sale is said to include millions of customer names and addresses.

RadioShack puts customer personal data up for sale in bankruptcy auction

Asset sale could include millions of e-mails, physical addresses, and customer names, if legal challenges don't stop it.

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FTC wants to keep closer watch on the Internet of Things

A new office will look at the privacy implications of smart homes, connected cars, mobile payments, and big data.

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Dutch service providers must delete retained telecom data

A new data retention law is being planned by the Dutch government

UglyEmail reveals when senders secretly track your email activity, personal info

It's not as pervasive as web tracking, but marketers are grabbing some information about you when you interact with select messages.

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Case that could overturn EU-US data exchange deal to be heard by top EU court

If the court decides to revoke the data exchange deal it could hurt U.S. tech companies

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China discloses cyberwarfare unit, no one surprised

Many cybersecurity vendors have been tracking attacks from China for years

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Opera buys VPN service to help protect user privacy

Acquiring SurfEasy will help protect the privacy of Opera's 350 million users, the company said

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Mandrill warns attack may have exposed some data about email

The transactional email service said it doesn't believe data was stolen

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Proposed data breach notification bill criticized as too weak

The draft legislation would only apply to data linked to identity theft or financial fraud, not other customer information

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IT manager gets certificate for Microsoft domain, tries to report it but gets in trouble

He tried to alert the company in January, but the company never got his emails, and later suspended his Microsoft account

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UK government filing raises fears about misuse of hacking powers

UK intelligence agency GCHQ maintained in a submission that it operates within the law