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This Software Never Forgets a Face

We take a “faces-on” first look at SensibleVision’s FastAccess facial-recognition technology.

California Assembly OKs Bill Banning Warrantless Smartphone Tracking

The assembly vote approved legislation to prohibit state law enforcement personnel from obtaining location data from an individual's GPS-enabled mobile devices without a warrant.

60-minute Security Makeover: Prevent Your Own 'Epic Hack'

Here are some ways to beef up security on your digital life -- before someone hacks into your digital life.

ICS-CERT Warns of SSL Security Flaw in RuggedCom Industrial Networking Devices

Industrial Ethernet switches and other devices produced by industrial networking equipment manufacturer RuggedCom contain a vulnerability that could be exploited...

Groups Lodge FTC Complaints Over Children's Online Privacy

A coalition of 17 advocacy groups filed complaints on Wednesday with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission against five prominent companies, including McDonald's...

Activist Files Complaint Against German Ban on Anonymous SIM Card Use

Civil rights activist Patrick Breyer filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights over a German court ruling that identification be required for the...

FTC's Fine Won't Hurt Google as Much as Scolding

Analysts say Google's record-setting $22.5 million fine from the FTC is a simple slap on the wrist, but the company takes a hit in the public eye for its bad behavior.

Free Gauss Detection Tools Offered

Two security organizations have released online tools that let Windows users check for possible infections by the surveillance malware Gauss.

FTC Gives Final Approval to Facebook Privacy Settlement

As part of the deal, Facebook denies the allegations and makes no admission of guilt.

Google to Pay $22.5 Million Fine for Safari Tracking Violations

UPDATE: The $22.5 million civil penalty is the largest ever secured by the Federal Trade Commission for a violation of one of its orders.

Google Exec Urges Two-Factor Authentication in Wake of Tech Reporter Hack Job

Additional security would have prevented destruction of Wired reporter's digital life.

How to Send Sensitive Information Via Email

Need to share some private data but don't want to risk a hack attack? Free service offers secure, self-destructing email.

Microsoft Will Give Windows 8 Users 'Do Not Track' Options for IE10

Microsoft Tuesday said users of Windows 8 will be able to change the default setting for the "Do Not Track" privacy feature in Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) when they first run the new operating system.