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Personal data on 50,000 Uber drivers exposed in breach

An investigation revealed a database had been accessed last May, the company said Friday.

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White House privacy proposal aims to give you control over your data

Some privacy advocates, however, say the draft bill limits privacy enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission.

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NSA director wants gov't access to encrypted communications

The U.S. should be able to craft a legal framework to let government agencies read encrypted data, NSA director Michael Rogers says.

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Lenovo CTO admits company 'messed up,' publishes Superfish removal tool

Lenovo's chief technology officer Peter Hortensius tells PCWorld that by Friday the company will publish an app to remove the Superfish adware from affected computers. But this doesn't mean adware won't return to Lenovo PCs, either.

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Microsoft's Signature Edition laptops deliver the 'clean PC' experience you really want

If you're concerned about Superfish adware, or just want an optimized, clean experience similar to building your own PC, check out Microsoft's own 'Signature Experience' line of laptops.

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In a post Superfish world, it's time to hold PC vendors more accountable for adware

Adware. Bloatware. Crapware, Whatever you call it, Superfish shows how something annoying can turn scary. It's time for PCWorld to say enough is enough.

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Password security tips: When and how to share them safely with loved ones

Your passwords are one kind of secret you probably need to keep, even from trusted loved ones. A new survey from Intel Security reveals people's habits and the risks they might be taking.

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Apple's Tim Cook warns that sacrificing privacy 'risks our way of life'

Apple's chief believes the personal impact of security breaches can be devastating

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Personal weather stations can expose your Wi-Fi network

Netatmo weather stations upload Wi-Fi passwords and SSIDs to the company's servers over insecure connections

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US lawmakers introduce two bills to protect email privacy

Both bills would require law enforcement agencies to get court-ordered warrants for older stored communications.