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North Korean official news agency site serves malware

The site hosts malware that masquerades as a Flash Player installer, security researchers found

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Obama revives call for immunity to companies sharing threat data

The president is expected to announce the measure Tuesday

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United, American airlines account fraud highlights hacker focus on travel industry

Travel agencies and websites offer a rich sampling of personal data plus easy ways to cash out

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UK prime minister suggests banning encrypted apps like WhatsApp, iMessage

Having access to people's communications is vital for combating terrorism, David Cameron says

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Obama calls for data breach notification law, privacy bill of rights

The White House will push Congress to pass new laws addressing data privacy and ID theft, the president says.

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U.S. military Twitter, YouTube accounts apparently hacked by ISIS

The accounts for the U.S. Central Command were compromised Monday, the unit acknowledged

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FBI access to surveillance program expands in recent years

The FBI has taken a more active role in the NSA's Prism program since 2008, according to an internal report

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Dutch government sued over data retention law

Data retention is under fire in many EU states

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Google reveals Windows flaw mere days before Patch Tuesday fix, irking Microsoft

Google published a bug it found in Windows 8.1 before Microsoft could patch it. But Microsoft is crying foul, saying a fix is in the works and Google knew it.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, January 12

European ministers want tighter watch on Internet content ... Obama will propose faster reporting of corporate hacks ...and more

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Anti-terror cooperation with ISPs is 'essential' in wake of Paris shootings, EU ministers say

EU ministers push for more surveillance powers in wake of shootings at offices of Charlie Hebdo and elsewhere in Paris

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Obama aims to tighten laws on data hacking and student privacy

The moves come in the wake of the hacks of Sony Pictures and some retailers

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Stolen credentials used to access United Airlines' MileagePlus accounts

The login credentials came from an unidentified third party