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NEC launches facial recognition technology to identify Hong Kong shoppers

NEC has launched a new Mobile Facial Recognition Appliance that recognises the face of each and every customer as soon as they set foot on the premises.

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Dropbox CEO defends Rice despite 'Drop Dropbox' privacy backlash

CEO Drew Houston cites Rice's international experience, as users fume over the appointment of a known wiretapping advocate to the Board of the cloud storage company.

Report: NSA secretly exploited devastating Heartbleed bug for years (Update: NSA denies)

News of the Heartbleed bug has brought the Web to its knees, and Bloomberg says the NSA has been exploiting it for at least two years.

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'Drop Dropbox' protests flare as wiretap proponent Condoleezza Rice joins board

Not surprisingly, privacy advocates decry the appointment of Rice, a pro-surveillance hawk, to the board of a company that stores lots of user data.

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Facebook faces class action suit in Canada over interception of private messages

The social networking company is alleged to have intercepted private messages to harvest data.

Lawmakers push US attorney general for NSA surveillance changes

Modifications proposed by the Obama administration to the U.S. phone records collection program aren't enough, some say.

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear NSA surveillance case

Activist and former US prosecutor Larry Klayman had appealed directly to the Supreme Court, to no avail.

Yahoo turns on encryption between data centers

You still have to manually flip the security switch for some sites like Yahoo News and Yahoo Sports

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Classified X-37B space plane breaks space longevity record

The secret space plane could be testing new technology for spy satellites. But will we ever know?

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Give us liberty or give us Office, EU lobbyists cry

The European Commission should set an example on Document Freedom Day, lobby groups for open standards and open source software said.