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Sony hackers turn to terror tactics, threaten movie theaters

The latest message from hackers was accompanied with a fresh data dump

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2014: The year in quotes

Security breaches, letters to the FCC, Facebook's user-emotion study, Bitcoin travails contributed to quotes of the year

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Linux 'grinch' vulnerability could put a hole in your security stocking

A potential flaw in how Linux handles access rights could give attackers entry, a security firm charges

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Quantum physics deployed in quest for fraud-proof credit cards

Researchers say attackers would be hard-pressed to hack a card with Quantum-Secure Authentication

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US Senator Al Franken unhappy with Uber answers on user data

Franken asked about Uber's so-called 'God View' tool and how widely it's used

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Illinois hospital reports data blackmail

Clay County Hospital faced a demand for money to keep patient data from being revealed

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Hackers to Sony staff: Email us to keep your secrets private

The latest message is accompanied by more leaked emails

Want to stay anonymous? Don't wear a camera

Next time you strap on a GoPro or other wearable camera, keep in mind that your movement pattern could be identified like a fingerprint.

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Microsoft gets allies to help tell U.S. to back off on Irish search warrant

Allies file 10 briefs supporting the company in its fight against a search warrant for email on an Irish server.

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French researchers find that Android apps exploit permissions

A study found that one out of three apps access location, while two out of three track users' identities.

Holding masses of data, cybercriminals face new hurdles to cashing out

Hackers look for new ways to get higher margins on stolen data

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Dutch authority to Google: change privacy policy or else

Google has to change its ways or start paying hefty penalties, the Dutch privacy regulator said