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Privacy advocates find Obama proposal lacking

The proposed consumer privacy bill of rights allows companies to limit consumer control, critics say

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EU data protection reform 'badly broken,' civil liberty groups warn

Something needs to change soon to save the EU's data protection reform, the groups said

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NSA authorization to collect bulk phone data extended to June 1

The approval will be the last before the relevant statute in the Patriot Act comes up for renewal

World Tech Update - Samsung TVs, YouTube Kids, MWC preview

Coming up on WTU this week Samsung faces a complaint from a privacy group on eavesdropping TVs, Google debuts YouTube Kids to generate content and marketing opportunities and we let you know what trends we'll expect at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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Samsung's Smart TV 'surveillance' prompts FTC complaint

US Senator Al Franken started probing this month into the voice recognition technologies of Samsung and LG TVs

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NSA director wants gov't access to encrypted communications

The U.S. should be able to craft a legal framework to let government agencies read encrypted data, NSA director Michael Rogers says.

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Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour wins Oscar

Edward Snowden shook up the US security establishment with revelations of NSA surveillance

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Lenovo CTO admits company 'messed up,' publishes Superfish removal tool

Lenovo's chief technology officer Peter Hortensius tells PCWorld that by Friday the company will publish an app to remove the Superfish adware from affected computers. But this doesn't mean adware won't return to Lenovo PCs, either.

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Google agrees to Italian privacy authority audits in the US

Google will also be subject to quarterly checks in Italy

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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