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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.

Why Apple's iOS 6 Privacy Protection Will Backfire

The permission dialog boxes in iOS 6 will most likely result in less, rather than more, privacy protection for iPhone and iPad users.

Researchers Set New Cryptanalysis World Record for Pairing-based Cryptography

Researchers from Fujitsu Laboratories, Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and Kyushu University have set a new...

US Lawmakers Call for Online, Mobile Privacy Legislation

The U.S. Congress doesn't need to protect privacy of Web and mobile users, because self-policing efforts are generally working, a security firm's CEO says.

Password-Protect Your Files, Folders, and Drives with File Secure Free

This versatile utility not only safeguards your data, but also backs it up or shreds it. It can even lock your USB and external drives.

Facebook Acquires Face.com

Facebook has acquired Face.com, the facial recognition software company whose products power Facebook's photo tagging suggestions, according to a blog post.

NTIA to Address Mobile Privacy During July 12 Meeting

The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration will step up work on an effort to develop mobile privacy standards on July 12, when the...

Have LinkedIn's Security Woes Permanently Damaged the Social Network?

After last week's breach of the LinkedIn site, analysts are debating whether the attack will cause long-term damage to the social network.

Global Payments Says Data Breach Investigation Turned up a Second Breach

This time, it's not payment card data but personal information on merchant applications.

How to Permanently Erase Personal Files From a Company PC

To make sure the IT department keeps its mitts of your personal files, run a file-shredding utility to permanently destroy the data.