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Turkey blocks Twitter, YouTube over hostage photo

Turkey's prime minster reportedly called the sites tools of propaganda

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Microsoft gives up, turns off Do Not Track by default

Microsoft today rolled back its commitment to the nearly-dead "Do Not Track" standard, saying it would no longer automatically switch on the signal in its browsers.

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Like Google, Mozilla set to punish Chinese agency for certificate debacle

The organization's current proposal is to reject future CNNIC-issued certificates, but to trust existing ones

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Texas wants RadioShack to specify what customer information would be for sale

Texas said RadioShack has only temporarily removed the customer data from the sale

RadioShack update: User data is safe for now, while Sprint co-branding is in the works

The user data could still be sold someday, though, and the union of two troubled companies may or may not pay off. Stay tuned as the drama unfolds!

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Over 100,000 devices can be used to amplify DDoS attacks via multicast DNS

Some implementations of the multicast DNS protocol are configured to accept queries from the Internet, which is a risky behavior

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Google cracks down on ad-injecting Chrome extensions

But the rogue advertising problem extends way beyond browser add-ons, unfortunately.

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EPIC appeals to court for FAA drone privacy rules

The organization wants a court to force the FAA to come up with privacy regulations concerning drones.

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Verizon subscribers can now opt out of 'supercookies'

'This is an improvement, but it doesn't do nearly enough,' one privacy advocate said.

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Facebook tracks all site vistors, violating EU law, report says

Facebook slammed the report, claiming it contains factual inaccuracies.

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Congress moves quickly on cyberthreat information sharing

A House committee approves a second bill, despite concerns about consumer privacy

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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.