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Proposal for altered data retention law is still unlawful, Dutch DPA says

Obliging telecom companies to retain customer data for months to help the police catch criminals is disproportionate, the DPA said

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, February 16

Hackers robbing banks blind ... US establishing rules on drones ... Xiaomi still on top in China... and more tech news

Tim Cook speaks cybersecurity at Stanford

Apple CEO Tim Cook has warned of "dire consequences" if tech companies can't protect the privacy of those who use their products. Giving up our privacy to digital technologies exposes us to greater risks than just identity theft and financial losses -- serious though those things are, Cook said in a brief speech at a cybersecurity summit in Silicon Valley on Friday.

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Obama pushes for more cyberthreat information sharing

The president signs an executive order intended to encourage companies to share more information with each other

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Apple's Tim Cook warns that sacrificing privacy 'risks our way of life'

Apple's chief believes the personal impact of security breaches can be devastating

Obama homeland security advisor Lisa Monaco on cybersecurity

Lisa Monaco, President Obama's advisor on homeland security, speaks on cybersecurity at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection in Stanford, CA, on February 13, 2013

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US government courts Silicon Valley on cybersecurity

A day-long summit in Silicon Valley hopes to promote better information sharing with private companies

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Personal weather stations can expose your Wi-Fi network

Netatmo weather stations upload Wi-Fi passwords and SSIDs to the company's servers over insecure connections

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EU air passenger surveillance system could be ready for take-off by year end

Only the Greens in the European Parliament still oppose the plan

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Apple extends two-factor authentication to FaceTime and iMessage

Apple is including two more crucial services in its two-factor authentication protections to keep your messaging out of the hands of hackers.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, February 13

Obama headlines Silicon Valley cybersecurity summit ... Xiaomi starts up in U.S. ... Expedia fights off Google ... and more news

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Jeb Bush's privacy-shattering email cache hid another surprise: Viruses

There is old malware in attachments included in the Outlook email files

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US lawmakers introduce two bills to protect email privacy

Both bills would require law enforcement agencies to get court-ordered warrants for older stored communications.

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Facebook fixes flaw that could have let hackers delete photos

Facebook paid an outside developer $12,500 for discovering the flaw, which could have been catastrophic for the social network.

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Cyberattacks in West Africa spark debate over online security

Governments need to put long-term plans in place for training on security matters, IT insiders say