Don't-Miss Privacy Stories

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Long-awaited Blackphone tablet may emerge at MWC

The secure device maker is also holding a press conference at the show where the tablet could be announced.

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Microsoft adds HTTP Strict Transport Security support to Internet Explorer

Websites will now be able to instruct the browser to always reach them over HTTPS

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Password security tips: When and how to share them safely with loved ones

Your passwords are one kind of secret you probably need to keep, even from trusted loved ones. A new survey from Intel Security reveals people's habits and the risks they might be taking.

PCWorld News

Campaigners offer simpler way to find out if British government spied on you

The price of convenience, though, is handing your contact details not just to GCHQ but also to a tribunal and Privacy Internatinoal

PCWorld News

Proposal for altered data retention law is still unlawful, Dutch DPA says

Obliging telecom companies to retain customer data for months to help the police catch criminals is disproportionate, the DPA said

Obama brings cybersecurity message to Silicon Valley

President Barack Obama wants the U.S. government and industry to work more closely on cybersecurity and went to Stanford University to deliver his message.

Obama: Cybersecurity must be ‘shared mission’

President Obama pushed for more cyberthreat information sharing between the private sector and government during a speech at Stanford University in California.

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Apple's Tim Cook warns that sacrificing privacy 'risks our way of life'

Apple's chief believes the personal impact of security breaches can be devastating

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Personal weather stations can expose your Wi-Fi network

Netatmo weather stations upload Wi-Fi passwords and SSIDs to the company's servers over insecure connections

PCWorld News

EU air passenger surveillance system could be ready for take-off by year end

Only the Greens in the European Parliament still oppose the plan

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US lawmakers introduce two bills to protect email privacy

Both bills would require law enforcement agencies to get court-ordered warrants for older stored communications.

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Facebook introduces Legacy Contacts to manage your account when you die

A “legacy contact” gives users a little more control over their social networking afterlives, while keeping full account access on lockdown.

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Smart TV eavesdropping furor prompts Senator to quiz Samsung, LG on privacy

The Smart TVs are under a cloud for allegedly collecting voice data.

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Senators to push privacy, security legislation for IoT, connected cars

One of them is Sen. Edward Markey, who plans to introduce legislation to require security measures in connected cars.

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Jeb Bush's email dump puts constituents' personal data online

The emails posted on a Bush website included personal data such as Social Security numbers.

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Samsung: Our smart TVs aren't eavesdropping on your conversations

Users have to deliberately press buttons to activate the voice commands features, Samsung says.

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5 technologies that betrayed Silk Road's anonymity

Even technologies designed to preserve privacy can reveal identities when not used thoughtfully, as Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht learned last week.