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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

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NSA said to increase monitoring of US 'Net traffic to catch hackers

The program reportedly oeprates without court-ordered warrants to target cyberattacks within the U.S.

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Researcher warns popular gaming plug-in puts millions of web users at risk from data thieves

In a demo posted on YouTube, the researcher shows how a flaw in the Unity Web Player could let an attacker access a Gmail account.

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FBI calls for new wiretap law covering social media

Terrorist recruiters are increasingly turning to social networking tools to gain new converts.

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EU, US officials close in on broad privacy accords

EU and US negotiators say they are close to reaching agreement on two data-protection deals

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Senate passes bill to rein in NSA phone dragnet

Senators reject amendments to 'water down' the NSA reform bill

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New SOHO router security audit uncovers over 60 flaws in 22 models

Some of the vulnerabilities could allow attackers to take over the affected devices.

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Google unifies your privacy and security settings in one spot

Google has a new My Account dashboard that the company says will make it easier to manage your privacy and security settings.

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Senate delays vote on NSA phone records dragnet

Section 215 of the Patriot Act expires without a final Senate vote, although lawmakers may act this week

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Google levels up security with secure comms tool, better authentication

On tap: the Project Vault secure MicroSD card, Project Abacus password replacement and other tech to improve users' security.

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New NSA phone dragnet proposals blasted as flawed

Proposals to renew portions of the Patriot Act wouldn't end bulk phone records collection, critics say.

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Tor connections to hidden services could be easy to de-anonymize

It's safer to access Internet websites over Tor than hidden services, researchers said.

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Uber revises privacy policy, wants more data from users

The company will now, with users' permission, access rider's data when its app runs in the background

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Like routers, most USB modems also vulnerable to drive-by hacking

Attackers can hijack DNS settings by exploiting vulnerabilities in the Web-based management interfaces of 3G/4G USB modems

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German gov't proposes telecom data retention law

Critics say this revamped version is probably still illegal