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House approves weakened bill to limit NSA bulk collection

Critics of the bill say they plan to push for changes as it moves to the Senate

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Critical Internet Explorer zero-day exploit detailed after Microsoft fails to patch it

The seven-month-old flaw has remained unpatched in Internet Explorer 8, which has a 20 percent market share

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China to block IT products that don't pass cybersecurity vetting

Tensions are rising between China and the U.S. over cyber security issues

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Obama backs new surveillance legislation, but tech companies reject

A tech industry group said it cannot support the legislation in its current form

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IT pro gets prison time for sabotaging ex-employer's system

Ricky Joe Mitchell must also pay more than $500,000 in restitution and fines

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US lawmakers praise hacking charges against Chinese military

The DOJ's charges should let China know that the US is tired of industrial espionage, lawmakes say

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Point-of-sale attacks accounted for a third of data breaches in 2013, report says

However, a significant rise in attacks targeting sensitive data not related to payment cards was also observed, Trustwave says

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Internet measurement firm Renesys bought by Dyn

Renesys' Internet-monitoring data will be used in Dyn's traffic and email management platform

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Change your passwords, eBay users: The site was hacked

Customer names, addresses, phone numbers, and birth dates were swiped from eBay in a cyberattack, but financial information is reportedly safe.

Public utility compromised after brute-force hack attack, says Homeland Security

The utility, which was not identified, had been compromised before

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Despite source code leak, Android malware fetches top $5,000 price

Symantec says the iBanking malware is stealing one-time passcodes for banking applications

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Silverlight malvertising exploits on the rise

The Angler exploit kit favors Silverlight and Flash exploits over Java, researchers from Cisco said

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China bans government purchases of Windows 8, surprising Microsoft

Microsoft is still selling Windows 7 to Chinese government offices.