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Google, Dropbox and the Open Technology Fund are supporting a new organization focused on making open-source security and privacy tools more user-friendly.
By Lucian Constantin | 20 September, 2014 03:32
Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday aims to place limits on access by U.S. law enforcement agencies to emails and other communications stored abroad.
By John Ribeiro | 19 September, 2014 16:54
In the period 1 January to 30 June, requests from Australian law enforcement agencies for data from iCloud and iTunes accounts more than doubled compared to the preceding six month period, Apple has revealed.
By Rohan Pearce | 19 September, 2014 12:06
An electronic case-handling dashboard and a network of specialists will be created to help EU data protection authorities deal with complaints filed by people whose requests to delete search results based on a recent "right-to-be-forgotten" ruling is denied.
By Loek Essers | 19 September, 2014 01:17
Nine months after revealing plans to develop a decentralized and encrypted chat application, BitTorrent has opened public testing for Windows, Mac and Android versions of the program Wednesday.
By Lucian Constantin | 19 September, 2014 00:17
By John Ribeiro | 18 September, 2014 15:48
Yelp has agreed to pay US$450,000 to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to settle charges that the company accepted registrations to its services from children under 13 through its apps.
By John Ribeiro | 17 September, 2014 17:06
Parliament is about to consider a range of changes to Australia’s security laws introduced by the Abbott government during its last sitting.
By Keiran Hardy | 17 September, 2014 12:55
The U.S. Congress is unlikely to pass legislation to end the National Security Agency's widespread collection of U.S. telephone records before leaving Washington, D.C., on a two-month break.
By Grant Gross | 17 September, 2014 06:29
The attorney general of the U.S. state of Connecticut is concerned about the privacy implications of Apple Watch's handling of consumers' health information.
By John Ribeiro | 16 September, 2014 15:16
Australian law enforcement requests for data about users of Google’s services dipped in the six months ending June 2014 compared to six months earlier, the search giant’s latest transparency report reveals.
By Rohan Pearce | 16 September, 2014 11:27
What should happen to your personal digital communications -- emails, chats, photos and the like -- after you die? Should they be treated like physical letters for the purposes of a will?
By Zach Miners | 16 September, 2014 06:22
A software development project launched Monday aims to create free tools that simplify the encryption of online forms of communication like email, instant messaging, SMS and more by solving the complexity associated with the exchange and management of encryption keys.
By Lucian Constantin | 16 September, 2014 03:40
Many mobile apps request too many permissions and don't explain how they collect users' personal information, a study of 1,211 popular apps by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network has found.
By Lucian Constantin | 12 September, 2014 21:23
The U.S. government once threatened to fine Yahoo US$250,000 a day if it failed to assist with its surveillance efforts, Yahoo said Thursday.
By Zach Miners | 12 September, 2014 09:44
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