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California to Get Tough on Behalf of Online Privacy

California's top legal official has put the tech industry on notice that she intends to get tough on behalf of digital privacy.

Regulation of Facial Recognition May Be Needed, US Senator Says

The U.S. Congress may need to pass legislation that limits the way government agencies and private companies use facial recognition technology to identify...

Check Point Plans to Release Document Security Software

Check Point Software Technologies plans to introduce document security software that encrypts and controls access to files across an organization's various...

Judge Dismisses Privacy Lawsuit Against LinkedIn

A federal judge in California dismissed a privacy class-action lawsuit against LinkedIn that alleged the social media network violated provisions of the Stored Communications Act (SCA) when it disclosed the IDs and browsing histories of LinkedIn users to advertising companies.

Skype Glitch Sends Messages to the Wrong Contacts

Skype, a division of Microsoft, confirmed on Monday that a glitch in its software has led to instant messages being shared with unintended parties.

Yahoo's (and Your) Lesson in Proper Passwords

After hackers leaked more than 450,000 Yahoo passwords, do we need any more proof that our security measures are lacking in both strength and imagination?

Yahoo Patches Password Leak

Yahoo repairs and explains the flaw that enabled hackers to steal nearly a half million passwords from one of its many services.

Three Steps to Avoid Getting Hacked Like Yahoo

Hackers breached Yahoo and exposed more than 450,000 passwords, but Yahoo is to blame for making it easy.

Passwords Leaked From Yahoo: Boozy, Preachy, Angry -- and Easy

For 333 people who used "ninja" as a password for Yahoo Mail or another Web service, Thursday was the day their fleet-footed, black-clad cover was blown.

Privacy Groups Question NTIA's Focus on Mobile Privacy Transparency

The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration's first step toward developing a consensus on mobile privacy standards may be the wrong step...

US Law Enforcement Sought Mobile User Data More Than 1.3 Million Times in 2011

Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in the U.S. made more than 1.3 million requests for cellphone records in 2011, according to carriers' responses...

Cyberoam Fixes SSL Snooping Hole in Network Security Appliances

Network security hardware manufacturer Cyberoam issued an over-the-air (OTA) update for its unified threat management (UTM) appliances in order to force the...

French Company Fined €10,000 for Failing to Share GPS Tracking Data With Employee

A French company must pay a €10,000 (US$12,281) fine for failing to provide an employee with GPS data tracking the movements of his company vehicle, the French...

Cisco Apologizes for Privacy 'confusion,' Makes Cloud Service an Opt-in Feature

Cisco Systems has taken a step back from its Cisco Connect Cloud service, removing it as the default setting for management of its Linksys EA Series Wi-Fi...

Twitter Ruling Disappoints, but Doesn't Surprise Privacy Advocates

Privacy advocates say they are dismayed but not surprised at a New York Criminal Court judge's decision ordering Twitter to hand over data on an Occupy Wall Street protester.