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Less Than 1 in 10 Gmail Users Enable Two-Factor Authentication 247 comments
Amazon Won't Say If It Hands Your Echo Data To the Government 105 comments
A Photo Accidentally Revealed a Password For Hawaii's Emergency Agency 146 comments
Philippine Lawmakers Worry China Telecom May Be a 'Trojan horse' 26 comments
Many Enterprise Mobile Devices Will Never Be Patched Against Meltdown, Spectre 103 comments
Researchers Uncover Android Malware With Never-Before-Seen Spying Capabilities 102 comments
India To Add Facial Authentication For Its Aadhaar Card Security 20 comments
Will Facial Recognition in China Lead To Total Surveillance? 122 comments
Adult Themed VR Game Leaks Data On Thousands 41 comments
Apple's China iCloud Data Migration Sweeps Up International User Accounts 45 comments
Researcher Finds Another Security Flaw In Intel Management Firmware 87 comments
Microsoft Partners with Signal to Bring End-To-End Encryption to Skype 64 comments
House Passes Bill To Renew NSA Internet Spying Tool 114 comments
FBI Calls Apple 'Jerks' and 'Evil Geniuses' For Making iPhone Cracks Difficult 348 comments
macOS High Sierra's App Store System Preferences Can Be Unlocked With Any Password 58 comments
WhatsApp Security Flaws Could Be Exploited To Covertly Add Members To Group Chats 29 comments
Congress Is About To Vote On Expanding the Warrantless Surveillance of Americans 226 comments
'I Tried the First Phone With An In-Display Fingerprint Sensor' 70 comments
UK Backs Off From Banning Reidentification Research 10 comments
James Dolan, Co-Creator of SecureDrop, Dead At 36 188 comments
With WPA3, Wi-Fi Security is About To Get a Lot Tougher 121 comments
FBI Chief Calls Unbreakable Encryption 'Urgent Public Safety Issue' 441 comments
Snowden Joins Outcry Against World's Biggest Biometric Database 36 comments
Microsoft Says No More Windows Security Updates Unless AVs Set a Registry Key 136 comments
Western Digital 'My Cloud' Devices Have a Hardcoded Backdoor 160 comments
New US Customs Guidelines Limit Copying Files and Searching Cloud Data 71 comments
Eben Upton Explains Why Raspberry Pi Isn't Vulnerable To Spectre Or Meltdown 116 comments
Amazon Alexa is Coming To Headphones, Smart Watches, Bathrooms and More 89 comments
How a Researcher Hacked His Own Computer and Found One of the Worst CPU Bugs Ever Found 138 comments
Personal Data of a Billion Indians Sold Online For $8, Report Claims 74 comments
2 Years Later, Security Holes Linger In GPS Services Used By Millions of Devices 12 comments
Intel Responds To Alleged Chip Flaw, Claims Effects Won't Significantly Impact Average Users 375 comments
Mozilla Will Delete Firefox Crash Reports Collected by Accident 38 comments
New Bill Could Finally Get Rid of Paperless Voting Machines 391 comments
China's WeChat Denies Storing User Chats 49 comments
EFF Applauds 'Massive Change' to HTTPS 214 comments
300,000 Users Exposed In Ancestry.com Data Leak 43 comments
That Game on Your Phone May Be Tracking What You're Watching on TV 98 comments
Chrome Extension with 100,000 Users Caught Pushing Cryptocurrency Miner 47 comments
Web Trackers Exploit Flaw In Browser Login Managers To Steal Usernames 76 comments
FBI Software For Analyzing Fingerprints Contains Russian-Made Code, Whistleblowers Say 174 comments
Some Sonos and Bose Speakers Are Being Hijacked To Play Ghostly Sounds 41 comments
Beware: 'Digmine' Cryptocurrency Bot Is Spreading Via Facebook Messenger 96 comments
12 Days In Xinjiang - China's Surveillance State 132 comments
Amazon Acquires Connected Camera and Doorbell Startup 'Blink' 18 comments
'Username or Password is Incorrect' Security Defense is a Weak Practice 249 comments
Russian Hackers Targeted More Than 200 Journalists Globally 72 comments
Snowden's New App Haven Uses Your Smartphone To Physically Guard Your Laptop 134 comments
AnyDVD Supports UHD Blu-Ray Ripping, While Devices Patch Security Holes 68 comments
Facial Scans at US Airports Violate Americans' Privacy, Report Says 137 comments
Windows 10 Facial Recognition Feature Can Be Bypassed with a Photo 95 comments
Youbit Shuts Down Cryptocurrency Exchange After Second Hack, Files For Bankruptcy 68 comments
Cable TV's Password-Sharing Crackdown Is Coming 143 comments
Firefox Prepares To Mark All HTTP Sites 'Not Secure' After HTTPS Adoption Rises 244 comments
Ask Slashdot: Are There Any Alternatives To Android Or iOS? 304 comments
Cloud-Based Repository Leak Exposes 123 Million American Households 62 comments
'Loapi' Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Is Causing Phone Batteries To Bulge 55 comments
Chinese Backdoor Still Active on Many Android Devices 30 comments
Facebook Will Use Facial Recognition To Tell You When People Upload Your Picture 80 comments
Venezuela Will Force Bitcoin Miners To Register With the Government 152 comments
WhatsApp Ordered To Stop Sharing User Data With Facebook 119 comments
Microsoft Releases a Preview of OpenSSH Client and Server For Windows 10 144 comments
Windows 10 Bundled a Password Manager with a Security Flaw 48 comments
Facial Recognition Algorithms -- Plus 1.8 Billion Photos -- Leads to 567 Arrests in China 168 comments
Here's the Letter Alleging Uber Spied on Individuals For Competitive Intelligence 37 comments
An Anonymous Bitcoin Millionaire Is Donating Their Fortune To Charities 98 comments
Mozilla Slipped a 'Mr. Robot'-Promo Plugin Into Firefox and Users Are Pissed 307 comments
CIA Captured Putin's 'Specific Instructions' To Hack the 2016 Election, Says Report 535 comments
A Cryptocurrency Without a Blockchain Has Been Built To Outperform Bitcoin 186 comments
Attackers Deploy 'Triton' Malware Against Industrial Safety Equipment 30 comments
EFF: Accessing Publicly Available Information On the Internet Is Not a Crime 175 comments
Fortinet VPN Client Exposes VPN Creds; Palo Alto Firewalls Allow Remote Attacks 32 comments
Author of BrickerBot Malware Retires, Says He Bricked 10 Million IoT Devices 149 comments
Trump Administration Calls For Government IT To Adopt Cloud Services 208 comments
Avast Launches Open-Source Decompiler For Machine Code 113 comments
Searchable Database of 1.4 Billion Stolen Credentials Found On Dark Web 72 comments
How Email Open Tracking Quietly Took Over the Web 116 comments
German Intelligence Warns of Increased Chinese Cyberspying 75 comments
HP Laptops Found To Have Hidden Keylogger 116 comments
Reporter Regrets Letting Amazon's Delivery People Into His House 114 comments
People Keep Finding Hidden Cameras in Their Airbnbs 167 comments
People Who Can't Remember Their Bitcoin Passwords Are Really Freaking Out Now 202 comments
Zero-Day iOS HomeKit Vulnerability Allowed Remote Access To Smart Accessories Including Locks 39 comments
'Process Doppelganging' Attack Bypasses Most Security Products, Works On All Windows Versions 126 comments
Chrome 63 Offers Even More Protection From Malicious Sites, Using Even More Memory 63 comments
Keylogger Found On Nearly 5,500 WordPress Sites 83 comments
Warrantless Surveillance Can Continue Even If Law Expires, Officials Say 68 comments
NiceHash Hacked, $62 Million of Bitcoin May Be Stolen 79 comments
US Says It Doesn't Need a Court Order To Ask Tech Companies To Build Encryption Backdoors 249 comments
Germany Preparing Law for Backdoors in Any Type of Modern Device 251 comments
Trump Is Looking at Plans For a Global Network of Private Spies 481 comments
A Popular Virtual Keyboard App Leaks 31 Million Users' Personal Data 65 comments
Gizmodo: Don't Buy Anyone an Amazon Echo Speaker 259 comments
Cloudflare's CEO Has a Plan To Never Censor Hate Speech Again 395 comments
PayPal Says 1.6 Million Customer Details Stolen In Breach At Canadian Subsidiary 24 comments
Should Apple Share iPhone X Face Data With App Developers? 66 comments
Dell Begins Offering Laptops With Intel's 'Management Engine' Disabled 140 comments
Massive Financial Aid Data Breach Proves Stanford Lied For Years To MBAs 116 comments
Volunteers Around the World Build Surveillance-Free Cellular Network Called 'Sopranica' 77 comments
Blockchains Are Poised To End the Password Era 129 comments
Homeland Security Claims DJI Drones Are Spying For China 82 comments
House Panel Advances Bill on Key Surveillance Measure 70 comments
Democrat Senators Introduce National Data Breach Notification Law 162 comments
System76 Will Disable Intel Management Engine On Its Linux Laptops 149 comments
Australian Man Uses Snack Bags As Faraday Cage To Block Tracking By Employer 193 comments
Google Faces Lawsuit For Gathering Personal Data From Millions of iPhone Users 35 comments
Coinbase Ordered To Report 14,355 Users To the IRS 141 comments
Facebook's New Captcha Test: 'Upload A Clear Photo of Your Face' 302 comments
Sensitive Personal Information of 246,000 DHS Employees Found on Home Computer 59 comments
This Impenetrable Program Is Transforming How Courts Treat DNA Evidence 186 comments
Three Quarters of Android Apps Track Users With Third Party Tools, Says Study 46 comments
A Supreme Court Case This Week Could Change US Digital Privacy Standards 74 comments
MacOS High Sierra Bug Allows Login As Root With No Password 237 comments
HP Quietly Installs System-Slowing Spyware On Its PCs, Users Say 127 comments
Researchers Identify 44 Trackers in More Than 300 Android Apps 87 comments
White House Weighs Personal Mobile Phone Ban For Staff 113 comments
Justices Ponder Need For Warrant For Cellphone Tower Data 200 comments
Should Brokers Use 'Voice Prints' For Stock Transactions? 64 comments
Is Sharp's Robot Vacuum Cleaner Vulnerable To Remote Take-over? 42 comments
Imgur Confirms Email Addresses, Passwords Stolen In 2014 Hack 38 comments
Regulators Question Google Over Location Data 19 comments
There's Now a Dark Web Version of Wikipedia 20 comments
EU Lawmakers Back Exports Control on Spying Technology 35 comments
'We Are Disappointed': Tech Companies Speak Up Against the FCC's Plan To Kill Net Neutrality 183 comments
Google Wipes 786 Pirate Sites From Search Results 83 comments
Uber Is Under Investigation By Multiple States Over a 2016 Data Breach 25 comments
How a Wi-Fi Pineapple Can Steal Your Data (And How To Protect Yourself From It) 46 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Are So Many Security Vulnerabilities Possible? 354 comments
Sacramento Regional Transit Systems Hit By Hacker 35 comments
FCC Will Also Order States To Scrap Plans For Their Own Net Neutrality Laws 280 comments
Uber Concealed Cyberattack That Exposed 57 Million People's Data 32 comments
Google Collects Android Users' Locations Even When Location Services Are Disabled 196 comments
Over 400 of the World's Most Popular Websites Record Your Every Keystroke 263 comments
Why Hackers Reuse Malware 27 comments
10-Year-Old Boy Cracks the Face ID On Both Parents' IPhone X 300 comments
Apple Is Served A Search Warrant To Unlock Texas Church Gunman's iPhone 450 comments
Massive US Military Social Media Spying Archive Left Wide Open In AWS S3 Buckets 85 comments
FCC Approves Next-Gen ATSC 3.0 TV Standard 158 comments
Germany Bans Children's Smartwatches 44 comments
Why is this Company Tracking Where You Are on Thanksgiving? 98 comments
Report Claims That 18 Nation's Elections Were Impacted By Social Engineering Last Year 235 comments
Bluetooth Hack Affects 20 Million Amazon Echo, Google Home Devices 40 comments
Federal Extreme Vetting Plan Castigated By Tech Experts 160 comments
Firefox Will Block Navigational Data URIs as Part of an Anti-Phishing Feature 70 comments
Amazon Key Flaw Could Let Rogue Deliverymen Disable Your Camera 106 comments
The Brutal Fight To Mine Your Data and Sell It To Your Boss 75 comments
Consumers Are Holding Off On Buying Smart-Home Gadgets Due To Security, Privacy Fears 143 comments
Boeing 757 Testing Shows Airplanes Vulnerable To Hacking, DHS Says 140 comments
Yelp Ordered To Identify User Accused of Defaming a Tax Preparer 142 comments
FDA Approves Digital Pill That Tracks If Patients Have Ingested Their Medication 72 comments
Investigation Finds Security Flaws In 'Connected' Toys 32 comments
OnePlus Phones Come Preinstalled With a Factory App That Can Root Devices 73 comments
Huddle's 'Highly Secure' Work Tool Exposed KPMG And BBC Files 36 comments
Equifax Tells Investors They Could Be Breached Again - And That They're Still Profitable 90 comments
The Computer Scientist Who Prefers Voting With Paper 219 comments
Sex Toy Company Admits To Recording Users' Remote Sex Sessions, Calls It a 'Minor Bug' 81 comments
This Time, Facebook Is Sharing Its Employees' Data 45 comments
Following Equifax Breach, CEO Doesn't Know If Data Is Encrypted 104 comments
DOJ: Strong Encryption That We Don't Have Access To Is 'Unreasonable' 510 comments
WikiLeaks Starts Releasing Source Code For Alleged CIA Spying Tools 102 comments
Flaw Crippling Millions of Crypto Keys Is Worse Than First Disclosed 76 comments
How Cloudflare Uses Lava Lamps To Encrypt the Internet 110 comments
How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You've Ever Met 219 comments
Many Employers Are Using Tools To Monitor Their Staff's Web-browsing Patterns, Keystrokes, Social Media Posts 187 comments
Microsoft Releases Standards For Highly Secure Windows 10 Devices 173 comments
Should Private Companies Be Allowed To Hit Back At Hackers? 141 comments
One in Four UK Workers Maliciously Leaks Business Data Via Email, Study Says 30 comments
Fake WhatsApp App Downloaded 1 Million Times 51 comments
Are You OK With Google Reading Your Data? 154 comments
Firefox Borrows From Tor Browser Again, Blocks Canvas Fingerprinting 92 comments
Experts Propose Standard For IoT Firmware Updates 61 comments
Equifax Investigation Clears Execs Who Dumped Stock Before Hack Announcement 155 comments
Chelsea Manning Archivist Excludes Hacktivist Jailed By Carmen Ortiz From Aaron Swartz Day 124 comments
TorMoil Vulnerability Leaks Real IP Address From Tor Browser Users; Security Update Released 21 comments
Eric Schmidt and Bob Work: Our AI 'Sputnik Moment' Is Now 174 comments
Hilton Paid a $700K Fine For 2015 Breach; Under GDPR, It Would Be $420 Million 110 comments
App Developer Access To iPhone X Face Data Spooks Some Privacy Experts 71 comments
CIA Releases 321GB of Bin Laden's Digital Library 125 comments
Estonia Is Enhancing the Security of Its Digital Identities 36 comments
Russia's Anti-VPN Law Goes Into Effect 185 comments
Verizon Wants To Ban States From Protecting Your Privacy 183 comments
Vendor Tracks LinkedIn Profile Changes To Alert Client Employers 101 comments
New VibWrite System Uses Finger Vibrations To Authenticate Users 44 comments
Calgary Police Cellphone Surveillance Device Must Remain Top Secret, Judge Rules 89 comments
A Surge of Sites and Apps Are Exhausting Your CPU To Mine Cryptocurrency 128 comments
BlackBerry CEO Promises To Try To Break Customers' Encryption If the US Government Asks Him To 107 comments
While Equifax Victims Sue, Congress Limits Financial Class Actions 190 comments
Apple Fires Engineer After His Daughter's iPhone X Video Goes Viral 326 comments
Google To Remove Public Key Pinning (PKP) Support In Chrome 51 comments
The New York Times Launches Tor Onion Service To Overcome Censorship, Ensure Privacy 69 comments
Facebook Exec: 'Just Not True' That We Listen To Your Phone's Mic 152 comments
Equifax Was Warned 86 comments
Justice Department Demands Five Twitter Users' Personal Info Over an Emoji 59 comments
With Camera Permission, iPhone Apps Can Surreptitiously Take Pictures and Videos 69 comments
Dell Lost Control of Key Customer Support Domain for a Month in 2017 73 comments
DUHK Crypto Attack Recovers Encryption Keys, Exposes VPN Connections 59 comments
Legal Hack Back Lets You Go After Attackers In Your Network 47 comments
Microsoft To Drop Lawsuit After US Government Revises Data Request Rules 28 comments
FBI Couldn't Access Nearly 7,000 Devices Because of Encryption 299 comments
A 14-Year-Old Asks: When Should I Get a VPN? 203 comments
For Under $1,000, Mobile Ads Can Track Your Location 52 comments
Body Camera Giant Wants Police To Collect Your Videos Too 61 comments
Smartwatches For Kids Are a Total Privacy Nightmare 35 comments
Apple Watch's LTE Suspended In China Possibly Due To Government Security Concerns 18 comments
EU: No Encryption Backdoors But, Let's Help Each Other Crack That Crypto 83 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Are Ways To Get Companies To Actually Focus On Security? 158 comments
'Significant' Number of Equifax Victims Already Had Info Stolen, Says IRS 105 comments
Netflix, Amazon, Movie Studios Sue Over TickBox Streaming Device 135 comments
'Google Just Made Gmail the Most Secure Email Provider on the Planet' 197 comments
Every Patch For 'KRACK' Wi-Fi Vulnerability Available Right Now 140 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Are Some Hard Truths IT Must Learn To Accept? 421 comments
Google Chrome for Windows Gets Basic Antivirus Features 55 comments
Millions of High-Security Crypto Keys Crippled by Newly Discovered Flaw 55 comments
US Supreme Court To Decide Microsoft Email Privacy Dispute 70 comments
Dutch Privacy Regulator Says Windows 10 Breaks the Law 63 comments
Researcher Turns HDD Into Rudimentary Microphone 65 comments
Google Permanently Disables Touch Function On All Home Minis Due To Privacy Concerns 48 comments
DJI Unveils Technology To Identify and Track Airborne Drones 61 comments
Hyatt Hotels Discovers Card Data Breach At 41 Properties Across 11 Countries 20 comments
US Weapons Data Stolen During Raid of Australian Defense Contractor's Computers 78 comments
Down the Rabbit Hole With a BLU Phone Infection 43 comments
How Facebook Outs Sex Workers 635 comments
US Government Has 'No Right To Rummage' Through Anti-Trump Protest Website Logs, Says Judge 277 comments
Equifax Breach Included 10 Million US Driving Licenses 66 comments
Moscow Has Turned Kaspersky Antivirus Software Into a Global Spy Tool, Using It To Scan Computers For Secret US Data 267 comments
Justice Department To Be More Aggressive In Seeking Encrypted Data From Tech Companies 206 comments
OxygenOS Telemetry Lets OnePlus Tie Phones To Individual Users 164 comments
Symantec CEO: Source Code Reviews Pose Unacceptable Risk 172 comments
Equifax Increases Number of Britons Affected By Data Breach To 700,000 58 comments
Security, Privacy Focused Librem 5 Linux Smartphone Successfully Crowdfunded 82 comments
Amazon Is Reportedly Building a Doorbell That Lets Drivers Into Your House 203 comments
PSA: Microsoft Is Using Cortana To Read Your Private Skype Conversations 180 comments
Equifax Made Salary, Work History Available To Anyone With Your SSN and DOB 169 comments
Face ID Is Coming To the iPad Pro Next Year, Says Report 73 comments
Cyberstalking Suspect Arrested After VPN Providers Shared Logs With the FBI 212 comments
White House Chief of Staff's Phone Was Reportedly Hacked Months Ago 138 comments
Disqus Confirms Over 17.5 Million Email Addresses Were Stolen In 2012 Hack of Its Comments Tool 81 comments
Uber's iOS App Had Secret Permissions That Allowed It to Copy Your Phone Screen, Researchers Say 91 comments
Toymaker Mattel Cancels AI Babysitter After Privacy Complaints 45 comments
Mattel's New Baby Monitor Uses AI To Soothe Babies and Lawmakers Aren't Happy About It 131 comments
IRS Awards $7 Million Fraud Prevention Contract To Equifax 115 comments
US Studying Ways To End Use of Social Security Numbers For ID 311 comments
Former Equifax CEO Blames Breach On One Individual Who Failed To Deploy Patch 255 comments
Yahoo Triples Estimate of Breached Accounts To 3 Billion 41 comments
Equifax Says 2.5 Million More Americans May Be Affected By Hack 78 comments
Will London Monetize Wifi Tracking Data From Its Tube Passengers? 90 comments
Squabble With Contractor Delayed Equifax's Response To Data Breach 127 comments
Apple Reports 400 Percent Rise In National Security Requests 44 comments
Department of Justice Demands Facebook Information From 'Anti-Administration Activists' 253 comments
What Isn't Telegram Saying About Its Connections To the Kremlin? 115 comments
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