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Facebook says most outbound email is encrypted now

Microsoft and Yahoo have enabled STARTTLS, which dramatically raised the percentage of encrypted messages.

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Symantec folds nine Norton products into one service

A single product, Norton Security, can be used across Windows, OS X, Android and iOS.

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Why would Chinese hackers want hospital patient data?

Medical records data can be a valuable asset, especially in a country where many have no health insurance

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Senator questions airlines' data privacy practices

Jay Rockefeller raises concerns about airlines collecting and sharing personal information

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Hackers steal data on 4.5 million US hospital patients

Community Health Systems says the breach occurred in April and June

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Internet Explorer running slow? Dialog boxes could be at fault

Microsoft has issued a hotfix to most major versions of Internet Explorer. The browser can slow down, or stop working altogether, due to dialog boxes.

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Report: German spy agency inadvertently eavesdropped on Hillary Clinton, John Kerry

Germany's BND intelligence agency accidentally spied on two US Secretaries of State while keeping tabs on terror suspects.

Report: British spy agency scanned for vulnerable systems in 32 countries

Heise Online reveals top-secret details about the GCHQ's 'Hacienda' program.

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Heartbleed exposes weaknesses in hardware design

Heartbleed highlights memory and cache architecture weaknesses, but a DHS-funded project proposes changes

How a portable travel router can put TOR web-surfing security in your pocket

Introduced at Def Con 22, a project called PORTAL aims to make it much easier to keep your Internet traffic private via the TOR network.

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Google broadens its malware sleuthing to sniff out deceptive downloads

More types of malicious software will be identified by Google's safe browsing service

New Gameover Zeus botnet keeps growing, especially in the U.S.

A new Gameover Zeus malware variant has infected over 10,000 systems so far, researchers say

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Survey: Most hackers do it for the lulz

A majority of hackers are in it for the thrill, and hardly any think they'll get caught.