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Scott McNealy on privacy: You still don't have any

Big government is the biggest threat to privacy, the ex-Sun chief warns

Proposal to limit anonymous domain registration ignites furor

ICANN is seeking comment about a proposal that would prevent anonymized registrations for online stores.

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US, UK spies said to attack security software

Spies targeted Kaspersky Labs by reverse engineering its software, said a report in The Intercept

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Privacy group complains about Uber data collection

EPIC asks the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate Uber's new privacy policy

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Louisiana governor vetoes license plate reader legislation

Bobby Jindal said he had privacy concerns about provisions of the bill

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AT&T, WhatsApp get low marks from EFF for data disclosure policies

The advocacy organization has overhauled its annual study of privacy practices to ask more of tech titans

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AVG's Crumble extension simplifies online privacy

AVG's Crumble is a relatively new extension for Chrome that makes it easy to guard your privacy online.

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Software applications have on average 24 vulnerabilities inherited from buggy components

Developers often unwittingly use components that contain flaws

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Privacy groups to quit US talks on facial recognition standards

The groups believe that the talks aren't likely to lead to adequate protections for consumers

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EU Council OKs contentious data privacy plan, pushing reform forward

But the proposal does not go far enough, say privacy organizations and industry lobby groups

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Facebook's privacy problems in Belgium highlight weaknesses in EU legislation

Belgium's privacy regulator is taking to the courts to make itself heard

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Amazon now an open book on search warrants and subpoenas

Amazon has published its first transparency report, years after some of its rivals

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Encrypted connections coming soon for all Wikipedia readers

Wikimedia's move toward HTTPS has been in the works for years, and is part of a bigger trend toward encrypted connections for all.

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Right to be forgotten applies to all Google domains, rules French privacy authority

Search results should also be delisted on the .com domain, the French authority said.

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Cloud startup Zettabox touts privacy and local storage to appeal to EU customers

But it faces an uphill battle going after larger U.S. rivals, including Amazon, Google and Microsoft