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FBI access to surveillance program expands in recent years

The FBI has taken a more active role in the NSA's Prism program since 2008, according to an internal report

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Dutch government sued over data retention law

Data retention is under fire in many EU states

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Google reveals Windows flaw mere days before Patch Tuesday fix, irking Microsoft

Google published a bug it found in Windows 8.1 before Microsoft could patch it. But Microsoft is crying foul, saying a fix is in the works and Google knew it.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, January 12

European ministers want tighter watch on Internet content ... Obama will propose faster reporting of corporate hacks ...and more

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Anti-terror cooperation with ISPs is 'essential' in wake of Paris shootings, EU ministers say

EU ministers push for more surveillance powers in wake of shootings at offices of Charlie Hebdo and elsewhere in Paris

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Obama aims to tighten laws on data hacking and student privacy

The moves come in the wake of the hacks of Sony Pictures and some retailers

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Stolen credentials used to access United Airlines' MileagePlus accounts

The login credentials came from an unidentified third party

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Obama will unveil new cybersecurity initiatives this week

The initiatives are a preview of actions that will be featured in the State of the Union address on January 20

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Bitstamp reopens after attack shuttered exchange

The bitcoin exchange is running on new hardware and using Amazon Web Services

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OpenSSL patches eight new vulnerabilities

The flaws are of moderate and low severity, but server admins should still update

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Exploit allows Asus routers to be hacked from local network

Users should install firmware updates as soon as they become available and should block untrusted devices on their networks

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OS X Spotlight Search glitch can expose private details of Apple Mail users

Performing a Spotlight search opens email previews that load external images, even when the Mail client is asked not to do this

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Using spellcheck? Electromagnetic fields could reveal your writing to snoops

Georgia Tech is studying better software and hardware designs to prevent electronic snooping