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Google to change UK privacy policy after regulatory pressure

Google will clarify its policy and redesign its account management pages by June 30

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How three small credit card transactions could reveal your identity

A new study suggests anonymous data sets aren't very anonymous after all

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The end for 1024-bit SSL certificates is near, Mozilla kills a few more

Website owners still using 1024-bit SSL certificates should replace them with 2048-bit ones

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Cyberthreat sharing must include strong privacy protections, advocates say

Lawmakers will push for information-sharing legislation, but some groups want them to address past privacy concerns

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EU air passenger database about to take flight, but critics want it grounded

The EC is reportedly working on a plan to implement a Passenger Name Record (PNR) system, although a previous attempt failed

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Canadian agency reported to be monitoring millions of downloads

The Communications Security Establishment tracks activity at more than 100 file-sharing sites, according to news reports

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FTC calls on IoT vendors to protect privacy

The agency recommends a set of best practices, but critics fear the FTC will enforce them as regulations

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DNS hijacking vulnerability affects D-Link DSL router, possibly other devices

A vulnerability in ZynOS could spell trouble for users of routers from D-Link, TP-Link, ZTE and other manufacturers, a researcher said.

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Mass surveillance 'endangers fundamental human rights,' says study

Countries should make laws restricting surveillance capabilities, says a European study

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DEA cameras tracking hundreds of millions of car journeys across the US

The existence of the database was revealed in documents obtained under a Freedom of Information request

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Facebook privacy class action suit to kick off in April

An Austrian court will deal with the admissibility of the case during the first hearing

Latest Firefox beta gives users more control over data

Users and websites will be able to manage what data is sent to other websites.

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EU should oblige Internet firms to hand over encryption keys, says antiterrorist advisor

Law enforcement access to encrypted communications is needed, says the EU's Counter-Terrorism Coordinator

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Critical Java updates fix 19 vulnerabilities, disable SSL 3.0

Future Java 7 security patches will not be publicly available so users should migrate to Java 8

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Report: NSA not only creates, but also hijacks, malware

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden show the NSA hijacks botnets and computers infected with malware by other intelligence agencies