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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.

Pew Survey: Tech Companies Will Have Mixed Record on Dealing With Repressive Regimes

Internet experts are divided over whether technology companies will cooperate in the coming decade with repressive regimes that seek to limit or monitor...

Twitter Releases First Report on Gov't Requests for User Information

Twitter released a report on Monday about the user information requests it has received from governments this year and how it responded to them.

Cisco Changes Privacy Policy for Linksys Routers After Uproar

Cisco Systems said a privacy policy for the Cisco Connect Cloud service that alarmed some customers was a mistake and has been removed.

Feds Crack Down on Data Brokers

Last month, for the first time ever, the Federal Trade Commission stepped in and spanked a data broker, in this case it was Spokeo, to the tune of an $800,000 fine for selling personal information to employers and job recruiters without taking steps to protect consumers under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Linksys Firmware Upgrade for Wi-Fi Routers Angers Some Users

Some users of new Wi-Fi routers from Cisco's Linksys division complained this week that the company automatically updated the routers' firmware and pushed them...

Use Google Now with Caution, Security Experts Say

One security analyst suggests choosing a BlackBerry for work and an Android device for personal use.

Study: 86% of Top Websites Expose Visitors to Third-party Tracking Cookies

How prevalent is the use of tracking cookies that get planted on your computer after browsing a website so it can keep track of what you're doing?

Privacy Self-regulation Efforts Are Working, Senators Told

The online industry doesn't need new privacy legislation because it is doing a good job of protecting users' privacy, an executive of an advertising trade group...

Wickr, a Mobile Privacy Application, Sweeps Digital Crumbs Away

A new mobile application for Apple devices called Wickr lets people exchange files and messages without leaving digital traces that could be examined by law...