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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.


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.

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Shhh! Your smart TV is eavesdropping on you

Samsung’s Smart TV privacy policy is raising new concerns about eavesdropping, though it’s not the first example of unnerving behavior from our televisions.


Senators call for investigation of Verizon's nearly unstoppable supercookies

Senators say they may push for legislaton to address the hard-to-defeat tracking cookies

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Sharing mass surveillance data was illegal but is now OK, UK tribunal rules

British intelligence agency GCHQ is pleased that the UK's bulk interception regime is now lawful

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Google shouldn't apply 'right to be forgotten' on .com domains, advisory council says

Conflicting explanations of a court ruling may lead to further legal struggles

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Attackers exploit zero-day flaw in popular WordPress plug-in

Users should install newly released security patches or remove the affected plug-in

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US takes another shot at stopping warrantless reading of emails

The bill was introduced Wednesday in the Senate and House of Representatives

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EU data protection authorities get serious about Facebook's privacy policy

Europe's privacy authorities plan to fight Facebook together

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Flash Player plagued by third zero-day flaw in a month, but updates are coming

Users are being targeted via mass malvertising attacks again, researchers warn.

Verizon to allow opt-outs of dubious perma-cookie program, but isn't giving up

Verizon is rethinking how it tampers with user web traffic just as the U.S. Senate starts asking questions.

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Google will motivate bug hunters to keep probing its products with research grants

The company seeks new ways to incentivize researchers as bugs become harder to find


Verizon to allow opt-out from mobile 'supercookies'

An identifer on people's phone creates cookies that can't be deleted, but Verion says you can opt out.