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Europe approves new data protection law

European Parliament gives massive support to stronger data protection rules

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Dutch intelligence illegally shared data with foreign services, says report

Sharing a selection of signals intelligence data without permission is illegal, the committee found

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Italian police investigate Skype use for 'porno blackmail'

And, believe it or not, the trend is a growing phenomenon.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday rounds up IE flaws

Microsoft issues its penultimate round of patches for Windows XP.

Over 160,000 WordPress sites used as DDoS zombies

Attackers exploited the pingback feature in WordPress to use 160,000 WordPress sites as DDoS proxies, researchers from Sucuri said

Almost 11 days later, Google finally clears up Postini email backlog

The spam filter service malfunctioned in late February, trapping legitimate messages

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Edward Snowden at SXSW: The NSA is setting fire to the future of the Internet

"It's the makers, thinks, and the development community" that can help protect your data from a surveillance dragnet, the NSA whistleblower said via video at a South by Southwest panel

Mt. Gox files for US bankruptcy to halt class-action suit

The company is trying to temporarily halt a US lawsuit as a Tokyo court works through its bankruptcy.

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Researchers hope to secure development of mobile apps with faster code scans

Fraunhofer Institute researchers are demonstrating three tools for securing mobile apps from development through to deployment

Snowden advocates at SXSW for improved data security

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The best encryption may conflict with the business model of Google and Facebook, speakers said at the show

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McAfee shines a light on the dangers of the Dark Web

McAfee's Q4 2013 Threat Report details an underworld of off-the-shelf, plug-and-play exploit kits and malicious certificates.

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Joomla receives patches for zero-day SQL injection vulnerability, other flaws

An exploit for the SQL injection vulnerability has been publicly available for over a month, said security researchers from Sucuri

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Mt. Gox CEO's blog hacked, allegedly reveals company's true Bitcoin balances

Hackers claim internal records show Mt. Gox has more bitcoins than it claims it lost.

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'Perfect' ransomware is the scariest threat to your PC

Ransomware with unbreakable encryption will attract cyber bandits like bees to honey. This is far worse than just malware.

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Assange at SXSW: 'Who really wears the pants in the administration?'

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange questions Obama’s power over the NSA during Day 2 of the SXSW Festival in Austin.