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NSA jitters are 'just a bummer' for cloud growth, HP says

Potential customers in China and elsewhere are worried about the security of public-cloud data, HP's enterprise chief says

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Cybercrime losses top $400 billion worldwide, study claims

The estimate is drawn from public data and interviews with experts, according to McAfee and a think tank

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Google plans end-to-end encryption tool for additional email privacy

Google's response to government snooping continues, with a tool that will wrap email in a secure PGP wrapper until decrypted by the recipient.

Symantec acquires NitroDesk for email security on Android

NitroDesk specializes in securing and managing corporate data in bring-your-own-device workplaces

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TrueCrypt now encouraging users to use Microsoft's Bitlocker

The TrueCrypt Web page is now encouraging users to instead encrypt files using Microsoft's Bitlocker technology, because of apparent security issues. Is TrueCrypt dead?

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Microsoft simplifies security updates with MyBulletins

Tired of wading through Microsoft's security updates to find out which ones are relevant? Microsoft has a new tool to help with that.

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Symantec tailors sharper small business security suite with money-back guarantee

Norton Small Business works on Windows, OS X and Android with limited features for iOS

Dropbox disables old shared document links to prevent unauthorized access

Stored files are vulnerable to cut-and paste clumsiness or to links embedded in shared documents

Web apps and point-of-sale systems were leading hacker targets in 2013, says Verizon

The telco's annual data breach report incorporates data from more sources than ever before

Need Wi-Fi access? Just reach out and touch your router

The Wi-Fi Alliance adds near-field communication to WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), so that NFC-enabled devices can gain network access by simply tapping an access point.

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Bitcoin akin to the Internet 20 years ago, digital currency executive says

The Inside Bitcoins conference focuses on work that must be done for mass acceptance. But is technology, versus consumer confidence, more important?

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Windows XP support will be available after April 8—just not for you

Microsoft is busy signing last-minute deals with big business to provide support for Windows XP after the deadline ends. What would you pay to get in on this?

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Mistake in ransomware program leaves decryption key accessible

It's unlikely, however, that average users would pick up on the error and reclaim their files