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Software applications have on average 24 vulnerabilities inherited from buggy components

Developers often unwittingly use components that contain flaws

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, June 16

Civil liberties groups walk out of face recognition talks... Online password locker Lastpass hacked... Aura plans to put the IoT to work

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Google launches program that pays hackers to hunt down Android security flaws

Android’s always been particularly community oriented, and now Google’s leveraging that aspect of it to help it make its mobile operating system more secure.

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Privacy groups to quit US talks on facial recognition standards

The groups believe that the talks aren't likely to lead to adequate protections for consumers

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Duqu 2.0 used digital certificates belonging to Foxconn

The stolen certificates made components of Duqu look legitimate

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Bing to start encrypting search traffic by default this summer

HTTPS will become the default experience for all users of Microsoft's search engine.

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Online password locker LastPass hacked

Users will need to change their master passwords after the company detected a breach.

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EU Council OKs contentious data privacy plan, pushing reform forward

But the proposal does not go far enough, say privacy organizations and industry lobby groups

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Facebook's privacy problems in Belgium highlight weaknesses in EU legislation

Belgium's privacy regulator is taking to the courts to make itself heard

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, June 15

IBM bets on Spark... report claims Russia, China cracked Snowden files... Alibaba preps video streaming

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Amazon now an open book on search warrants and subpoenas

Amazon has published its first transparency report, years after some of its rivals

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Encrypted connections coming soon for all Wikipedia readers

Wikimedia's move toward HTTPS has been in the works for years, and is part of a bigger trend toward encrypted connections for all.

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Russia, China reportedly crack Snowden's files, identify US, UK spies

British intelligence agents have been withdrawn from overseas operations following the decryption of sensitive documents.