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Hacktivist group possibly compromised hundreds of websites

A group called Team GhostShell has published data from hundreds of website databases it claims to have hacked

Austrian court dismisses class action suit against Facebook

The court said it has no jurisdiction over the case; the complainant plans to appeal


Surveillance court extends NSA's phone records collection

The program was extended for five months as it winds down

Cisco plans to buy security-as-a-service provider OpenDNS

OpenDNS provides Web filtering and malware protection services to 65 million users

Software developers are failing to implement crypto correctly, data reveals

Lack of specialized training for developers and crypto libraries that are too complex lead to widespread encryption failures

Scott McNealy on privacy: You still don't have any

Big government is the biggest threat to privacy, the ex-Sun chief warns

The government is falling behind on application security

Three out of four government applications fail the OWASP Top 10 and the government is slacking off on fixing flaws, Veracode found

US, UK spies said to attack security software

Spies targeted Kaspersky Labs by reverse engineering its software, said a report in The Intercept

Privacy group complains about Uber data collection

EPIC asks the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate Uber's new privacy policy

Louisiana governor vetoes license plate reader legislation

Bobby Jindal said he had privacy concerns about provisions of the bill

AT&T, WhatsApp get low marks from EFF for data disclosure policies

The advocacy organization has overhauled its annual study of privacy practices to ask more of tech titans

Privacy groups to quit US talks on facial recognition standards

The groups believe that the talks aren't likely to lead to adequate protections for consumers

EU Council OKs contentious data privacy plan, pushing reform forward

But the proposal does not go far enough, say privacy organizations and industry lobby groups

Facebook's privacy problems in Belgium highlight weaknesses in EU legislation

Belgium's privacy regulator is taking to the courts to make itself heard

Amazon now an open book on search warrants and subpoenas

Amazon has published its first transparency report, years after some of its rivals

Right to be forgotten applies to all Google domains, rules French privacy authority

Search results should also be delisted on the .com domain, the French authority said

Cloud startup Zettabox touts privacy and local storage to appeal to EU customers

But it faces an uphill battle going after larger U.S. rivals, including Amazon, Google and Microsoft

Two years after Snowden leaks, US tech firms still feel the backlash

Continued pressure for data localization laws will hurt tech vendors, trade groups say

US wants to collect bulk call records for six more months

The Department of Justice has filed for permission to the FISA court

UK spies sued over phone data collection scheme already banned in US

UK intelligence agencies still collect phone data in bulk, while that practice was banned in the US, Privacy International said

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