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North Korean official news agency site serves malware

The site hosts malware that masquerades as a Flash Player installer, security researchers found

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Obama calls for data breach notification law, privacy bill of rights

The White House will push Congress to pass new laws addressing data privacy and ID theft, the president says.

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Instagram fixes flaw that let people see your private photos

Web links to once-public Instagram images lived on, even when you made your account private.

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FBI access to surveillance program expands in recent years

The FBI has taken a more active role in the NSA's Prism program since 2008, according to an internal report

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Dutch government sued over data retention law

Data retention is under fire in many EU states

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Anti-terror cooperation with ISPs is 'essential' in wake of Paris shootings, EU ministers say

EU ministers push for more surveillance powers in wake of shootings at offices of Charlie Hebdo and elsewhere in Paris

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OpenSSL patches eight new vulnerabilities

The flaws are of moderate and low severity, but server admins should still update

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'Super cookies' can track you even in private browsing mode, researcher says

Think you're safe from sneaky advertising companies tracking you when you're in private or incognito mode? You might not be.

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Apple blocks tool that brute-forces iCloud passwords

The tool allowed attackers to try a large number of passwords for Apple ID accounts

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Moonpig jeopardizes data of millions of customers through insecure API

The company failed to fix a security flaw reported over a year ago, a developer said

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Romanian version of EU cybersecurity directive allows warrantless access to data

The law could impact international businesses, as Romania is a hub for IT outsourcing and development

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Tor warns of possible disruption of network through server seizures

Tor did not name the group that it expects may seize its specialized servers called directory authorities

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Judge questions evidence on whether NSA spying is too broad

A federal lawsuit charges that the government's Internet surveillance is unconstitutional

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Obama pushes for net neutrality, opposes data localization in trade pact

A leaked documents shows the Obama administration pushing tech issues in a secretive trade-in-services deal