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ACLU, public defenders push back against Google giving police your mobile data

Geofence warrants that allow law enforcement to collect location data on mobile device users for criminal probes are under attack by civil rights groups and public defenders; they say the warrants are fishing expeditions that expose...

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US agency calls Apple, Google App Stores 'harmful'

“It is more important than ever that the market for mobile apps remains competitive," the agency says. "NTIA's recommendations will make the app ecosystem more fair and innovative for everyone."

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Morgan Stanley fines some employees $1M for WhatsApp, iMessage use

After being fined more than $200 million last year for similar violations, Morgan Stanley has begun penalizing employees for using personal messaging apps for company business. But at least one expert said banning the tools won't work...

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Apple marks Data Privacy Week with in-store privacy training, more

Apple is celebrating Data Privacy Week by helping iPhone users learn how to use the privacy protection tools they already have in hand.

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How Microsoft is helping Ukraine’s cyberwar against Russia

Microsoft's efforts to aid Ukraine aren't just altruistic; by fending off Russian cyberattacks, the company is helping its customers, too.

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Patch now to address critical Windows zero-day flaw

January’s Patch Tuesday update fixes 98 flaws, including a critical zero-day vulnerability in Windows. Be prepared for a significant testing and engineering effort.

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Microsoft doc details the dos and don’ts of Mac ransomware <u>

Microsoft's extensive insights into Mac ransomware helped explain the nature of threats aimed at Apple's platform, but the post was subsequently removed.

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The top 12 tech stories of 2022

The year highlighted how vulnerable the technology sector is to the vagaries of geopolitics and the macroeconomy, as IT giants laid off workers, regulators cracked down on tech rule-breakers, nations negotiated data security...

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Why enterprises should embrace remote work in 2023

Want to cut costs and improve productivity? A remote/hybrid workforce can reduce your office rental overhead.

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As China pushes its digital currency plans, the US falls behind

China's digital yuan has been piloted in 15 provinces and tested across a multinational financial network. Meanwhile, the US is still developing a digital currency, endangering the dollar's place as the world's reserve currency and...

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The trials and tribulations of Microsoft’s KB5012170 patch

Earlier this year, Microsoft rolled out an update to Secure Boot in Windows systems. It's at best a mixed blessing that can do more harm than good for many users.

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Patch Tuesday: Two zero-day flaws in Windows need immediate attention

The December Patch Tuesday update from Microsoft fixes 59 flaws, including two zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows that need to be addressed right away.

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Jamf Protect adds powerful telemetry to protect Mac enterprise

Jamf Protect (first introduced in 2019) now offers rich endpoint telemetry data collection, along with a new offline deployment mode.

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Microsoft calls time out on Apple Watch Authenticator

If you use your Apple Watch to authenticate access to enterprise sites and services with Microsoft Authenticator, we have bad news: this feature will stop working in January.

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Microsoft’s EU data boundary plan to take effect Jan. 1

The plan, which covers Microsoft products and services such as Azure, Power BI, Dynamics 365 and Office 365, will allow customers to store and process their customer data within the EU.

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European Commission takes step toward approving EU-US data privacy pact

The EU-US Data Privacy Framework—drafted to allow the flow of data between the US and the European Union—has cleared the first hurdle on its way to approval in the EU, but criticism of the pact makes it far from a done deal.

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Apple sets a security challenge for 2023

With its decision to introduce powerful new data protection tools for iMessage and to enable users to encrypt more of their information in iCloud, Apple has set the scene for security to be the big trend in tech in the year ahead.

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Apple finally adds encryption to iCloud backups

Apple has rolled out a number of security features that will now offer end-to-end encryption to protect data, including backups, contacts, notes, photos, and wallet passes. The company also announced hardware Security Keys for Apple...

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