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EU privacy laws will apply to U.S. companies who do business in Europe

However, EU justice ministers disagree over who will enforce the laws.

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Many servers expose insecure out-of-band management interfaces to the Internet

Design and implementation flaws in the Intelligent Platform Management Interface puts many servers at risk, security researcher says

Malicious advertisements on major websites lead to ransomware

Cisco said the attacks can be traced to advertisements on Disney, Facebook and The Guardian newspaper.

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Vodafone granted governments direct access to its networks for surveillance

Vodafone revealed the access in its first Law Enforcement Disclosure Report, but did not name the countries involved

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US Army warns of database breaches in South Korea

A hack of a hiring system may have exposed personal information of Korean employees and job applicants

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Senators question need to rein in NSA surveillance

Several senators say they oppose reform legislation, even though many advocates see it as too weak

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AT&T wants to improve overseas credit-card fraud prevention via phone geolocation

The operator expects to make a new service available to enterprise customers later this year.

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New OpenSSL vulnerability puts encrypted communications at risk of spying

The flaw allows man-in-the-middle attackers to decrypt traffic between clients and servers that use OpenSSL

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No Europe, Google does not have to delete all your personal data

EU court did not create true right to be forgotten, experts said at a forum

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Reset the Net: How the web is fighting back on the anniversary of Snowden's revelations

One year to the day after Snowden's first NSA revelation broke, the web is aflutter in rebellion. Here's the details, and tools you can use to protect your privacy.

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Trojan app encrypts files on Android devices, demands ransom

It's the first Android ransomware threat with file-encrypting abilities, researchers from ESET said

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Mobile spying apps fuel domestic violence, U.S. senator says

Senator Al Franken calls on Congress to pass a bill banning the creation of mobile spy apps.

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Groups launch Reset the Net campaign to resist NSA surveillance

Google, Snowden and digital rights groups encourage Web users to adopt privacy tools