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Scottrade didn't know about data breach until feds showed up

Scottrade said Friday that it suffered a security breach in late 2013 and early 2014, affecting approximately 4.6 million customers. It said it had no idea that the breach had occurred until law enforcement officials told them about...


Experian breach may have exposed data on 15M consumers linked to T-Mobile

A data breach at credit bureau Experian may have exposed data from T-Mobile USA on about 15 million U.S. consumers.

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Apple, Microsoft wield privacy as marketing tool

Apple and Microsoft have both wheeled out fresh explanations of their privacy policies, explaining how different they are from Google and Facebook.

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Are datasets truly anonymized? Two well-suited researchers are going to find out

Researchers hope to develop privacy safeguards for very large datasets used in research. One of the researchers was part of the team which successfully de-anonymized Netflix's customer data the company provided in a 2006 contest...

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If you read nothing else today please read Apple’s new privacy policy

Apple’s updated privacy policy promises personalization without sacrificing privacy

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Silent Circle unveils Blackphone 2 Android phablet (B2B EPP MDM CYA BBQ)

Blackphone 2 by Silent Circle is here: Phil Zimmerman's privacy-enhanced Android phone is reincarnated. But it's a bit spendy. Still, what price security, eh?

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Apple iOS privacy FAIL: Lockscreen unsafe again, thanks to Siri [u3]

Yet again, iOS 9.0 has a nasty lockscreen bug. It allows anyone to see your photos and contacts. Surely it's time Apple got the root of the problem, rather than just duct-taping the edges...

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How the DMCA may have let carmakers cheat clean air standards

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act has allowed carmakers to claim protection of their embedded code, which kept independent researchers from probing vehicle software and likely allowed Volkswagen to cheat on emissions far longer...

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Say hello to IBM Watson's 'perfect data' -- and goodbye privacy

Watson's A.I. services will bring us unparalelled convenience, untold marketing opportunities, and zero privacy.

A new version of the sophisticated Duqu malware is used for spying

Senate panel drops provision requiring tech industry to report terrorist activity

The Senate Intelligence Committee dropped a plan that would have required Internet companies to report on vaguely defined terrorist activity on their platforms, a move that was strongly opposed by the industry and civil rights groups....

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'Privacy guaranteed' when using Secure Chat Android app to encrypt text messages

G Data released a 'tap proof,' 'privacy guaranteed' Android app for sending secure text messages; Secure Chat encrypts text messages, allows group chats and includes options for self-destructing messages.

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At Demo, Hadoop inventor calls NSA snooping a cautionary tale for devs

The creator of big data analytics platform Hadoop said the NSA's secretive bulk collection of data should be a warning to developers that transparency about what data is collected and how it's used should be a cornerstone to any work...

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Cyberattack exposes 10M records at Excellus

Hackers gained access to over 10 million customer records from U.S. health insurer Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

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Ashley Madison coding blunder made 11M passwords easy to crack

A team of password-cracking experts found flaws in the Ashley Madison code that allowed them to recover 11.2 million passwords from data leaked by hackers.


California assembly passes digital privacy bill

The California state assembly passed a digital privacy bill that aims to prevent government access without warrant to private electronic communications.

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Microsoft heads to court to protect data stored in Ireland from DOJ search

During an appeals court hearing set for Wednesday, Microsoft will argue against the U.S. Department of Justice's efforts to search emails stored in a company facility in Ireland.

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Uber links to sensitive ride data now expire in 48 hours

Uber has tweaked one of the features in its app after it was shown to let sensitive trip data become publicly accessible through Google.

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CISA likely coming back to Senate, amid doubts about effectiveness

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, a controversial cyberthreat information-sharing bill, is likely to get a push for Senate passage this fall, amid doubts that it would have prevented recent major breaches.

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