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Nov'IT pitches rooted Android phones as a pro-privacy weapon

Uhuru Mobile is a new ROM derived from Cyanogen that aims to make Android phones more secure.

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Whisper a Secret to the whole world with no names attached

Anonymous apps let you speak your mind, but at what cost?

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IRS warns of leading tax scams

The U.S. tax agency releases its "Dirty Dozen" of leading tax scams that have surfaced, urging consumers to take care.

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Facebook rethinks the fate of your posts after you die

Changes to Facebook's policy do away with previous visibility restrictions.

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Access-control tool for personal stuff knows 'private' can mean 'it's complicated'

Researchers have developed tag-based software to control who can see your files.

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LinkedIn gives users the blocking feature they sought

A new function will let users block certain inquiries or individuals and remove them from a user's network.

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Australia, NSA, lawyers tangle in spy case

Do foreign intelligence agencies have the right to intercept privileged communications between lawyers and clients?

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German privacy regulator: WhatsApp users should switch to a more secure service

The German data protection authority recommended Swiss WhatsApp alternatives Threema and myEnigma

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Valve responds to Steam browser spying allegations: It's for cheaters, not porn

Despite the rumors, managing director Gabe Newell swears his company doesn't care about your gross browsing habits.

NSA protest results in tens of thousands of phone calls, emails

Participants made 96,000 calls to Congress to protest surveillance programs and will send 555,000 email messages as pat of the "Day We Fight Back".