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Microsoft boosts anti-snooping protection in Outlook.com, OneDrive

The consumer webmail and cloud storage services will now be protected with new encryption.

Microsoft resumes emailed security notifications days after announcing its demise

The next security notifications will go out Thursday ahead of monthly security patches

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Energy providers hacked through malicious software updates

Symantec says the Dragonfly campaign, originating in Eastern Europe, sought to gain persistent access to energy suppliers

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Google launches 'cookie choices' site to let Europeans know how they're being tracked

With code, publishers can incorporate data notifications into their sites. But who's doing what? Google aims to let you know.

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Microsoft's crusade against malware advances to Kuwait, Algeria

The company files suit against foreign nationals and a domain hosting service

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Senators question US surveillance transparency report

The report doesn't provide enough detail about the NSA's collection of US communications, two lawmakers say

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Supreme Court declines to hear Google's request in Street View lawsuit

The Supreme Court allows a class-action lawsuit against Google for Wi-Fi snooping to move forward.

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New malware program hooks into networking APIs to steal banking data

The Emotet malware can sniff information even from HTTPS connections, researchers from Trend Micro said.

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Security-focused Blackphone ships, stuffed with encryption and anonymity tools

The creators of the Blackphone are bringing an end-to-end encrypted smartphone to anyone with $629 in their wallet.

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Groups pressure US lawmakers with NSA surveillance scorecard

Dozens of lawmakers get F's for NSA reform in scorecard by EFF, Free Press and other groups

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Rare text message worm targets Android devices

The new Selfmite Android malware spreads by sending text messages with a malicious link to the device owner's contacts

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Austrian court axes data retention law following EU high court ruling

Regulations to fight crime should be in line with human rights, Austria's Constitutional Court said

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Android malware targets South Korean online banking customers

Thousands have been infected by malware masquerading as a legitimate banking application, Cheetah Mobile said