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Netgear Nighthawk X6 802.11ac Wi-Fi router

Android apps can track your Wi-Fi connections to puzzle out your location

A new study warns that Wi-Fi data collected by applications could be used for tracking.

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German gov't proposes telecom data retention law

Critics say this revamped version is probably still illegal

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Apache Cordova fixes flaw that could cause apps to crash

It could also cause unwanted dialog boxes to appear

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The cost of a data breach has jumped 23 percent in two years

Affected organizations today pay 23 percent more than they would have in 2013

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Judge classifies as class action an email scanning lawsuit against Yahoo

Plaintiffs allege that by scanning emails of people who don't use Yahoo Mail, the company violates federal and California wiretapping laws

Presence Security Pack

People Power adds sensors to its smartphone-based home-monitoring system

The Presence app currently lets you monitor your home using any camera-equipped Android or iOS device. Buyers will soon be able to add security, water, and climate sensors to the mix.

on techhive.com

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, May 27

Hyundai rolls with Android Auto... EMC grabs cloud management company... IRS lost data on 100,000 taxpayers

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Thieves stole data on 100,000 taxpayers through IRS app

They first dug up Social Security data, dates of birth and street addresses through other sources

Synology patches serious security flaws in its network-attached storage devices

One vulnerability could let attackers compromise NAS boxes and data stored on them

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, May 26

Charter wins Time Warner with $55 million bid...Jony Ive moves upstairs at Apple... Sharp shows off its slow-mo phone

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Attackers use email spam to infect point-of-sale terminals with new malware

They're likely counting on some employees misusing such terminals to browse the Web or check their personal email at work

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Large-scale attack hijacks your router through your browser

Researchers found a Web attack tool designed specifically to exploit vulnerabilities in routers and hijack their DNS settings

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Full Adult Friend Finder database offered for $17,000

The full database may contain payment card data, highly sought after by fraudsters