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Google's Smart Lock password manager automatically signs you into apps

The new feature will come through Google Play Services, which means you won't have to wait for Android M to check it out.

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Tor connections to hidden services could be easy to de-anonymize

It's safer to access Internet websites over Tor than hidden services, researchers said.

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How Google took a page from Apple to secure Android Pay

Android Pay is incredibly similar to Apple Pay, and not just the name.

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Uber revises privacy policy, wants more data from users

The company will now, with users' permission, access rider's data when its app runs in the background

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Man charged with selling fake discount coupons on Silk Road

The trade in counterfeit coupons still thrives on other underground marketplaces.

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AMD may build ExactTrak data-zapping into its chips, to compete with Intel vPro

ExactTrak already sells USB keys that can be remotely fried with electricity. Is that what AMD wants for its PCs?

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Like routers, most USB modems also vulnerable to drive-by hacking

Attackers can hijack DNS settings by exploiting vulnerabilities in the Web-based management interfaces of 3G/4G USB modems

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Android apps can track your Wi-Fi connections to puzzle out your location

A new study warns that Wi-Fi data collected by applications could be used for tracking.

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German gov't proposes telecom data retention law

Critics say this revamped version is probably still illegal

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Apache Cordova fixes flaw that could cause apps to crash

It could also cause unwanted dialog boxes to appear

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The cost of a data breach has jumped 23 percent in two years

Affected organizations today pay 23 percent more than they would have in 2013

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Judge classifies as class action an email scanning lawsuit against Yahoo

Plaintiffs allege that by scanning emails of people who don't use Yahoo Mail, the company violates federal and California wiretapping laws

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People Power adds sensors to its smartphone-based home-monitoring system

The Presence app currently lets you monitor your home using any camera-equipped Android or iOS device. Buyers will soon be able to add security, water, and climate sensors to the mix.

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