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White House privacy proposal aims to give consumers control over data

Some privacy advocates, however, say the draft bill limits privacy enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission

NSA director wants gov't access to encrypted communications

The U.S. should be able to craft a legal framework to let government agencies read encrypted data, Rogers says


Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour wins Oscar

Edward Snowden shook up the US security establishment with revelations of NSA surveillance

Google agrees to Italian privacy authority audits in the US

Google will also be subject to quarterly checks in Italy

NSA, UK's GCHQ reportedly hacked encryption of SIM card maker

The surveillance agencies reportedly were able to monitor a large portion of the world's mobile traffic

Lenovo PCs ship with adware that puts computers at risk

Superfish software installed on Lenovo computers uses a self-generated root certificate to intercept HTTPS communications

Google worried US could use amended warrant rule to search computers abroad

The changed rule would extend the authority of federal judges to issue warrants for searching computers

Long-awaited Blackphone tablet may emerge at MWC

The secure device maker is also holding a press conference at the show where the tablet could be announced

Samsung smart TVs don't encrypt the voice data they collect

Samsung TVs send voice search queries to a remote server over an unencrypted connection, a researcher found

Campaigners offer simpler way to find out if British government spied on you

The price of convenience, though, is handing your contact details not just to GCHQ but also to a tribunal and Privacy Internatinoal

Proposal for altered data retention law is still unlawful, Dutch DPA says

Obliging telecom companies to retain customer data for months to help the police catch criminals is disproportionate, the DPA said

Personal weather stations can expose your Wi-Fi network

Netatmo weather stations upload Wi-Fi passwords and SSIDs to the company's servers over insecure connections

EU air passenger surveillance system could be ready for take-off by year end

Only the Greens in the European Parliament still oppose the plan

US lawmakers introduce two bills to protect email privacy

Both bills would require law enforcement agencies to get court-ordered warrants for older stored communications

US Senator quizzes Samsung, LG on Smart TV privacy

The Smart TVs are under a cloud for allegedly collecting voice data

Jeb Bush's email dump puts constituents' personal data online

The emails posted on a Bush website included personal data such as Social Security numbers

Smart TVs raise privacy concerns

Consumers may want to consider other options, like home theater PCs, that are less aggressive gathering personal data

Twitter reports huge increase in gov't data requests

In the second half of 2014, requests were up 40 percent for user information, and 84 percent for content removal

EU Parliament blocks new Outlook apps over privacy concerns

The way the apps store passwords and emails in the cloud poses security problems

Lawmakers call for investigation of Verizon supercookies

Senators say they may push for legislaton to address the hard-to-defeat tracking cookies

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