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Facebook mandates stronger digital verification of apps

The company's change follows an industry move to retire the use of the SHA-1 hashing algorithm

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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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SourceForge stops bundling ads into software without permission after GIMP fiasco

The software sharing site backpedals after criticism over the handling of GIMP-Win

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Hola browser extension should be uninstalled, researchers say

Israel-based Hola said it is working to fix the problems and will undertake a security review

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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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Facebook boosts notification email security with OpenPGP encryption

Don't let hackers take your Facebook account. Protect your email notifications with OpenPGP.

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Apple vulnerability could allow firmware modifications in older Macs, researcher says

Older Apple systems unlock the firmware after a computer goes to sleep

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, June 1

Intel, Altera said near a deal... Senate lets NSA dragnet expire... Asus promises 4-day smartwatch life

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The best apps to secure or find your lost or stolen Android phone

Google, Samsung, Lookout, and others give you the tools to keep your device and data from getting into the wrong hands.

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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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The NSA reportedly tried -- but failed -- to use a Stuxnet variant against North Korea

U.S. agents couldn't access the core machines in control of the nation's nuclear weapons

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Silk Road mastermind gets two life sentences

Federal prosecutors claimed Silk Road faciliated the sales of more than $213 million in online sales of drugs and unlawful goods