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Court of Justice of the European Union

EU Safe Harbor ruling could affect Microsoft email dispute

Microsoft has cited a ruling by an European Court on transatlantic transfers of personal data as having a bearing on its litigation over turning over email held in Ireland to U.S. law enforcement.

Court of Justice of the European Union

With Safe Harbor gone, hard work on data transfers now begins

Tuesday's ruling that struck down the most common way to legally transfer data between Europe and the U.S. didn't turn multinational companies into outlaws immediately, but they'd better start working on alternatives now.

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No need to panic: EC upbeat about Safe Harbor ruling

European commissioners took time out from discussing the plight of refugees to examine the Court of Justice's rejection of the Safe Harbor data protection agreement and were upbeat about the consequences.

Court of Justice of the European Union

Court ruling on Safe Harbor brings uncertainty to privacy dealings

The Safe Harbor agreement protected businesses exporting personal data from the EU to the U.S., but a court ruling has declared it invalid, opening a legal void.

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Does Apple plan a robot army to combat the Android horde?

Apple’s putting its money into keeping you connected while keeping you private.

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European court invalidates EU-US Safe Harbor pact

The Safe Harbor data protection agreement is invalid, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled in a case brought by a European Facebook user

Security online

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

Blackphone 2 review

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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