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Tor-based Anonabox router revises troubled history as it resurfaces on Indiegogo

After a suspended Kickstarter campaign, the anonymizing router returns with promises of a fresh design and better security. But the new story doesn't quite add up.

Firefox boosts privacy with history-wiping 'Forget' button, DuckDuckGo search support

Now you can erase recent browsing history easily or even search without being tracked, nice differentiators at a time when Firefox is battling to retain market share.

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Biggest ever Tor raid hits 410 underground sites; 17 arrested

Tor users are neither 'invisible nor untouchable,' a law enforcement official says. And the government proved it, with massive raids that closed hundreds of sites.

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Top messaging apps flat-out flunk EFF's security review

The organization ranked 39 digital communication tools based on security features and best practices

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Adobe's e-reader software dials back data collection after privacy uproar, EFF says

Digital Editions 4.0.1 doesn't send data on e-books without DRM and uses encryption

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4 key takeaways (and 1 non-news tidbit) from Apple CEO Tim Cook's WSJD talk

Apple's boss was his usual coy self at an industry conference, but still revealed a few hints of the future.

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Senator wants anonymous app Whisper to explain how it tracks users, shares their data

Reports saying the supposedly anonymous social media app is sharing user information leads to questions from Senator Rockefeller.

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After uproar, Adobe begins encrypting user data collected from Digital Editions app

The company was criticized for sending data about content to its servers in plain text

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Transparency's needed to avoid smart device privacy rules, says former US official

Connected devices raise new concerns about personal data.

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Apple says Yosemite’s Spotlight Suggestions don’t violate your privacy

The company stands by its new feature, which doesn’t share your search results with third parties.

on macworld.com