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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...

Researchers Devise Practical Key Recovery Attack Against Smart Cards, Security Tokens

A team of cryptographic researchers claim to have developed an attack method that can be used to recover secret keys in an acceptable time frame from...

Researcher Says Face.com iOS Flaw Left Facebook, Twitter Vulnerable

UPDATE: Facial recognition start-up Face.com patched a vulnerability in its KLINK iOS app that could have allowed hijacking of Facebook and Twitter accounts.

BlueHat Hackers Stymie a Widespread Exploit

Microsoft's three finalists in its hacking contest successfully detected and defeated a common exploit; a winner will take the $250,000 prize.

Google's Revamped Data-Sharing Could Apply to Government After All

Google isn't likely to track users or mine data, but apparently its privacy language doesn't actually preclude it.

Google 'surprised' by Revived UK Street View Investigation

Google is "surprised" that the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) reopened its investigation into the way the company's Street View cars gathered...

LinkedIn Hit With Lawsuit Over Massive Data Breach

LinkedIn has been hit with a potential class-action lawsuit alleging it failed to meet "industry standard" security practices.