Don't-Miss Privacy Stories

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In a post Superfish world, it's time to hold PC vendors more accountable for adware

Adware. Bloatware. Crapware, Whatever you call it, Superfish shows how something annoying can turn scary. It's time for PCWorld to say enough is enough.

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Google worried US could use amended warrant rule to search computers abroad

The changed rule would extend the authority of federal judges to issue warrants for searching computers

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Long-awaited Blackphone tablet may emerge at MWC

The secure device maker is also holding a press conference at the show where the tablet could be announced.

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Campaigners offer simpler way to find out if British government spied on you

The price of convenience, though, is handing your contact details not just to GCHQ but also to a tribunal and Privacy Internatinoal

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Proposal for altered data retention law is still unlawful, Dutch DPA says

Obliging telecom companies to retain customer data for months to help the police catch criminals is disproportionate, the DPA said

Obama brings cybersecurity message to Silicon Valley

President Barack Obama wants the U.S. government and industry to work more closely on cybersecurity and went to Stanford University to deliver his message.

Obama: Cybersecurity must be ‘shared mission’

President Obama pushed for more cyberthreat information sharing between the private sector and government during a speech at Stanford University in California.

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Personal weather stations can expose your Wi-Fi network

Netatmo weather stations upload Wi-Fi passwords and SSIDs to the company's servers over insecure connections

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EU air passenger surveillance system could be ready for take-off by year end

Only the Greens in the European Parliament still oppose the plan

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US lawmakers introduce two bills to protect email privacy

Both bills would require law enforcement agencies to get court-ordered warrants for older stored communications.

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Smart TV eavesdropping furor prompts Senator to quiz Samsung, LG on privacy

The Smart TVs are under a cloud for allegedly collecting voice data.

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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.

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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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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

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.