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Developer finds major coding errors in Facebook, MySpace

Social-networking sites MySpace and Facebook have apparently fixed coding errors that could have allowed an attacker access to all of their users' data and photos.


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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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A compliance fight in Germany could hurt Microsoft customers

A compliance fight between Microsoft and German regulatory authorities has gotten white hot, though it looks as though any penalties might bypass the company and take aim at its customers.

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Hey, Google: It's time to step up your Pixel upgrade promise

The Pixel is meant to represent the very best Android has to offer. But it's lagging behind in one critically important area.

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How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

Worried about privacy in Windows 10? Here's what you can do.

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Google execs knew 'Incognito mode' failed to protect privacy, suit claims

A lawsuit alleging Google misled users to believe their privacy was protected in "Incognito mode" says internal corporate emails prove executives knew it did anything but. The suit seeks at least $5 billion from Google.

REFRESH TEST STORY: How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

Worried about privacy in Windows 10? Here's what you can do.

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Is performance tracking about to go mobile?

Productivity tracking has exploded in the last few years as companies sought to keep track of employee performance. With more workers now remote, that monitoring could soon go mobile.

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Would a US digital dollar let the government track you?

As lawmakers push to create a digital form of the US dollar, some are concerned it could give the federal government access to what consumers and businesses do through electronic transactions.

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EU-US data sharing agreement: Is it a done deal?

With both Privacy Shield and Safe Harbor having been previously struck down by legal challenges, experts question whether US President Biden’s executive order implementing the new Trans-Atlantic Data Policy Framework will stand up to...

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Online privacy: Best browsers, settings, and tips

Everything you do online is tracked when you use your browser. But you can fight back. Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera, and Safari privacy controls compared.

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Coming soon — a resume-validating blockchain network for job seekers

A foundation that includes several big-name software vendors and tech services has launched a self-sovereign identity service where workers can store verified credentials to use when applying for jobs. In turn, employers get instant...

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Android security: Analysis, advice, and next-level knowledge

Expand your Android security knowledge with this comprehensive collection of level-headed resources.

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Q&A: How employee monitoring can sometimes do more harm than good

There may be valid reasons for monitoring workers — to improve workplace safety, for instance, or safeguard against dangerous behavior. But workplace surveillance can also become invasive and break the trust between employer and...

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Banks face a WhatsApp reckoning as regulators clamp down on messaging apps

Financial institutions are being hit with millions of dollars in fines from regulators concerned about the use of messaging apps. That's forcing the financial firms to shift gears to deal with the issue.

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Apple's latest controversy: Expanded App Store advertising

Apple may be ramping up opportunities for developers to reach customers via its App Store – or building its own business at others' expense.

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How to stay smart about Android app permissions

Android app permissions aren't as easy to identify as they once were, but that doesn't mean you have to be uninformed.

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Drop, crack, d'oh! My broken Android phone epiphany

Just because your phone is broken doesn't mean your data's out of reach.

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Apple slaps hard against ‘mercenary’ surveillance-as-a-service industry

The company is introducing Lockdown Mode to protect high-risk individuals against corrosive surveillance and attacks, and investing millions to improve protection on its devices.

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