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Twitter adds tool to report tweets to the police

The tool gives users an emailed summary report they can forward to law enforcement.

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EMET security tool updated to prevent VBScript God Mode attacks

Microsoft was forced to release EMET 5.2 again because customers experienced issues with the first variant

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Microsoft blacklists fraudulently issued Windows Live SSL certificate

An unauthorized party managed to obtain a SSL certificate for Microsoft's live.fi domain name.

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OpenSSL mystery patches due for release Thursday

No details are available yet, but one flaw is of 'high' severity

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Researchers find same RSA encryption key used 28,000 times

Another look at the impact of the FREAK flaw has turned up some surprising findings among RSAA encryption.

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What, me worry? Despite Snowden leaks, Americans' use of the 'Net largely unchanged

In light of broad government snooping, many people aren't even aware of privacy tools like Tor or encryption

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State Dept. expects email back online later Monday

Unclassified Internet system was taken offline to improve security

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EU Parliamentarians visit U.S. to talk data protection, mass surveillance

Discussions will cover major privacy and data protection issues

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Why Yahoo's new on-demand password system is no two-factor authentication killer

The new authentication option offers better security than static passwords, but it's not as strong as two-step verification

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Microsoft and friends get Lenovo's Superfish scourge under control

Microsoft, Lenovo, and others in the PC industry have cleaned up Lenovo PCs with the Superfish adware pre-installed.

Yahoo wants to kill the password one text message at a time

Forget biometrics, Yahoo wants to kill the password with text messages.

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Government requests for Facebook data continue to grow

The content that had to be blocked for violating local laws is also on the rise, Facebook said

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Yahoo puts email encryption plugin source code up for review

The company hopes to have it in action by year end