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Snowden leaks show UK and US spies have cracked BlackBerry's BES encryption

The U.S. National Security Agency is able to read messages sent via a corporate BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), according to a report by German news magazine Der Spiegel. The purpose of this spying is economic or political, and not to counter terrorism, the magazine hints.

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Maker Bionym says its Nymi wristband can ID you via your heartbeat

The makers of a new wristband claim that they can detect unique patterns in your heartbeat and use them to identify you to laptops and other devices.

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A federal push for mobile privacy has failed, critics say

The NTIA’s decision to separate out mobile privacy for discussion ignored significant cross-platform tracking of consumers, one critic charges.

Mobile users rely on simple security methods, report says

With IT not requiring safer pass codes and device usability a factor, finding of 80 percent of users choosing convenience not surprising

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Will smartphones kill passwords on all platforms?

The development of reliable biometric technology, particularly useful on mobile devices, could replace passwords on other platforms as well.

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Digital ads group promotes a mobile consumer privacy policy

The Digital Advertising Alliance, a champion of privacy self-regulation, unveils set of principles for advertisers and tech companies to provide notice and controls over consumers' data on the mobile Web.

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SMS spam intensifies, ranging from pesky to perilous

'Over-the-top' services are used to disguise text spam campaigns by sending a few messages from many phone numbers.

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SIM card hack has severe implications for business

Individuals are at risk from new SIM card vulnerabilities, but businesses have it even worse.

Fake AV and ransomware: Coming soon to an Android device near you

Symantec has uncovered a new Android threat you might recognize from PC malware--fake antivirus and ransom ware attacks.

Encryption can’t protect your data while you’re logged in

If you don't use a password to unlock your computer, smartphone, or tablet, most encryption software won't protect your private or proprietary data if the device is lost or stolen.