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New European Commission, approved by Parliament, will focus on the digital domain

The European Parliament has put an end to uncertainty over who will direct the EU's policy on data protection and telecom regulations

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China attacks lead Apple to alert users on iCloud threats

China has allegedly staged the attack, according to an anti-censorship group.

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Symantec sees rise in high-traffic DDoS attacks

The most common targets are gaming, software and media companies

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How a USB key drive could remove the hassles from two-factor authentication

Thanks to the FIDO Alliance's U2F open standard, a key drive or other small device could become a convenient, yet safe, authentication tool. The standard is backed by Google, Microsoft, Mastercard, Visa, PayPal and others,

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FTC appoints privacy researcher Soltani as chief technologist

Soltani has assisted newspapers with investigations of government surveillance and online privacy.

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This key drive actually unlocks something: Authentication via USB comes to Chrome

Passwords are out, but what's coming in? Google is the first major Internet company to support device-based authentication through the new FIDO Alliance's open standard.

Flash vulnerability being exploited in large-scale attacks, mere days after patch

The Fiesta exploit kit bundles an exploit for the CVE-2014-0569 vulnerability in Flash Player, researchers found

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Candidates for EU's data protection job heard by the European Parliament

Europe is set to choose a new data protection supervisor after much delay

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Apple's Yosemite OS shares Spotlight search terms by default

An engineer who's studied the new OS criticized its privacy settings

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Why Apple Pay could even be a big deal for Android users

A success for Apple Pay could push others in the mobile NFC payment market to up their game

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Apple's iCloud targeted in man-in-the-middle attack in China

Yahoo has also been facing a similar attack in China, according to security researchers concerned that the government was eavesdropping.

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Researcher creates proof-of-concept worm for network-attached storage devices

Infecting NAS devices with malware can be very valuable for attackers, a researcher said

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One of the most convincing phishing attacks yet tricks you with Dropbox sharing

Dropbox was quick to remove the bogus login page, Symantec said