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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

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Adobe fixes Flash Player flaws that could lead to info theft, malware attacks

The company also released updates for the AIR runtime on Windows, Mac and Android.

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Two years after Snowden leaks, US tech firms still feel the backlash

Continued pressure for data localization laws will hurt tech vendors, trade groups say.

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Tech industry redoubles efforts to fight US gov't encryption backdoors

Allowing encryption workarounds would give other governments cause to do the same, tech industry groups warned.

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US wants to collect bulk call records for six more months

The Department of Justice has filed for permission to the FISA court

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US to require HTTPS for all government websites

All public sites will be required to use the protocol by the end of 2016

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UK spies sued over phone data collection scheme already banned in US

UK intelligence agencies still collect phone data in bulk, while that practice was banned in the US, Privacy International said

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Don't expect major changes to NSA surveillance from Congress

After passing the USA Freedom Act, many in Congress may be unwilling to extend surveillance reform

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Microsoft provides privacy dashboard ahead of Windows 10 launch

The centralized controls for users come alongside an updated privacy policy and service agreement