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Jaikumar Vijayan is a freelance technology writer specializing in computer security and privacy topics. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packard's marketing website TechBeacon.

Ford exec says it doesn't collect or share car location data

The automaker contends it only uses data for customer requests and to troubleshoot problems.

Malware that struck Target has familiar roots, researchers say

iSight describes the Trojan as sophisticated derivation of older point-of-sale malware.

Google loses another appeal in Street View privacy case

Appeals court rejects company's petition for another hearing about its data-collection from neighborhood Wi-Fi networks while building Street View.

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Hackers are reportedly trying to use stolen Target cards

For the first time, hackers market stolen data with info on the location of store where card was used; experts say new strategy will slow detection.