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WhatsApp adding end-to-end encryption to message service

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Even Mark Zuckerberg, in theory, can't read your messages

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Swedish ISP to let users shield Internet activity from police

A free VPN service from Bahnhof will keep web surfing and other online usage anonymous

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EFF, Mozilla back new certificate authority that will offer free SSL certificates

The new CA is called Let's Encrypt and its goal is to encourage the widespread adoption of SSL/TLS on the Internet

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Obama backs passing of NSA reform legislation by Senate

U.S. President Barack Obama wants to sign the bill this year

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PCI Council looks for ways to stem data breaches after bad year

The last year has been bad, but the technology is there to stop nearly all data breaches, experts said

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Senator demands answers about DOJ mobile phone surveillance planes

A program that reportedly tracks mobile phones from airplanes raises privacy concerns, Senator Markey says.

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TRUSTe deceived consumers about recertification program, FTC says

The agency and privacy certification provider reach a settlement on its recertification promises

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New ransomware CoinVault allows users to decrypt one file for free

Cybercriminals use a popular freebie tactic in an attempt to increase the success rate of its ransomware.

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Shellshock-exploiting Bash malware targets embedded devices running BusyBox

Attackers use malware dubbed Bashlite to scan for and install backdoors on routers and other systems running BusyBox

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Reports: State Department admits intrusion into unclassified email

The agency shut down its unclassified email system and parts of its website on Friday, according to the reports

AT&T kills the 'permacookie,' stops tracking customers' Internet usage (for now)

The mobile carrier says it was testing the tracking technology, but it didn't rule out reintroducing permacookies in the future.

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Facebook: You post it, we can see it, and that's that

Facebook may protect users from other Facebook members, but it refuses to give users control over what information the company can keep.

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Rogue, malware-spewing Tor exit node tied to cyber espionage group

There is strong evidence that it was used to target European government agencies, researchers from F-Secure said.