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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, February 12

Governments tighten grip on net ... Facebook supersizes open networking switch ... Apple gets bonded labor out of supply chain ... and more

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Senators to push privacy, security legislation for IoT, connected cars

One of them is Sen. Edward Markey, who plans to introduce legislation to require security measures in connected cars.

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Corporate IT: Beware the dating apps on your users' phones

Common vulnerabilities could be putting your company's data up for grabs

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Critical vulnerability in Group Policy puts Windows computers at risk

The design flaw took more than a year to patch and even then Windows Server 2003 was left out

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DDoS attack takes Dutch government sites offline for 10 hours

Other sites go down during attack, which used a mix of attack vectors

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Facebook builds platform for companies to share cybersecurity threat data

Members of the platform will be able to query and upload data about the attacks they had to deal with

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, February 11

Kill switches lower smartphone thefts ... Anthem hit for failure to communicate ... IBM's Watson is learning Japanese ... and more tech news

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Obama looks for common ground with China on cyber issues

The two countries have often been at odds on cybersecurity matters.

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US states demand Anthem should provide hack information quickly to customers

US health insurer Anthem said last week its IT system was breached

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Jeb Bush's email dump puts constituents' personal data online

The emails posted on a Bush website included personal data such as Social Security numbers.

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Ransomware authors streamline attacks, infections rise

Security researchers spotted improved versions of ransomware programs for both Windows and Android.

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Newsweek Twitter hack is a sign of the times

Account compromises are likely to continue unless businesses get smarter about security

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Samsung: Our smart TVs aren't eavesdropping on your conversations

Users have to deliberately press buttons to activate the voice commands features, Samsung says.