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'Google Just Made Gmail the Most Secure Email Provider on the Planet' 144 comments
Every Patch For 'KRACK' Wi-Fi Vulnerability Available Right Now 117 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Are Some Hard Truths IT Must Learn To Accept? 381 comments
Google Chrome for Windows Gets Basic Antivirus Features 54 comments
Millions of High-Security Crypto Keys Crippled by Newly Discovered Flaw 55 comments
US Supreme Court To Decide Microsoft Email Privacy Dispute 64 comments
Dutch Privacy Regulator Says Windows 10 Breaks the Law 63 comments
Researcher Turns HDD Into Rudimentary Microphone 64 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 633 comments
US Government Has 'No Right To Rummage' Through Anti-Trump Protest Website Logs, Says Judge 276 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 204 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 202 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 168 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 211 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
Amazon's Echo Spot Is a Sneaky Way To Get a Camera Into Your Bedroom 155 comments
Apple Recommends Children Under 13, Twins and Siblings Do Not Use Face ID On iPhone X 120 comments
Moscow Deploys Facial Recognition to Spy on Citizens in Streets 68 comments
Homeland Security Plans To Collect Immigrants' Social Media Information 197 comments
Internet Explorer Bug Leaks Whatever You Type In the Address Bar 99 comments
The World's First Blockchain Smartphone Is In Development 95 comments
Russia Threatens To Shut Down Facebook Over Local Data Storage Laws 90 comments
Equifax CEO Steps Down Amid Hacking Scandal 74 comments
NSA Targeted 106,000 Foreigners In Spy Program Up For Renewal 41 comments
If Data Is the New Oil, Are Tech Companies Robbing Us Blind? 154 comments
China Blocks WhatsApp 104 comments
Equifax Hit With 'Dozens' of Lawsuits from Shareholders and Consumers -- Plus a Possible Class Action 62 comments
Super-Accurate GPS Chips Coming To Smartphones In 2018 112 comments
Hackers Using iCloud's Find My iPhone Feature To Remotely Lock Macs, Demand Ransom Payments 61 comments
Google Experiment Tests Top 5 Browsers, Finds Safari Riddled With Security Bugs 105 comments
Walmart Wants To Deliver Groceries Straight To Your Fridge 179 comments
Adobe Security Team Accidentally Posts Private PGP Key On Blog 60 comments
Passwords For 540,000 Car Tracking Devices Leaked Online 33 comments
'Dear Apple, The iPhone X and Face ID Are Orwellian and Creepy' 441 comments
DC Court Rules Tracking Phones Without a Warrant Is Unconstitutional 84 comments
Security Researchers Warn that Third-Party GO Keyboard App is Spying on Millions of Android Users 65 comments
Equifax Has Been Sending Consumers To a Fake Phishing Site for Almost Two Weeks 154 comments
Popular Steam Extension 'Inventory Helper' Spies On Users, Says Report 66 comments
Google, Bing, Yahoo Data Retention Doesn't Improve Search Quality, Study Claims 38 comments
In a 'Plot Twist', Wikileaks Releases Documents It Claims Detail Russia Mass Surveillance Apparatus 168 comments
AI Just Made Guessing Your Password a Whole Lot Easier 136 comments
Apple Officially Bans Scammy Antivirus Apps From iOS App Store 51 comments
Avast's CCleaner Free Windows Application Infected With Malware 156 comments
Illinois Tests A Blockchain-Based Birth Registry/ID System 151 comments
New Book Argues Silicon Valley Will Lead Us to Our Doom 202 comments
Equifax CSO 'Retires'. Known Bug Was Left Unpatched For Nearly Five Months 196 comments
Credit Karma To Launch Free ID Monitoring Following Equifax Hack 24 comments
Warning: 'MetalKettle' Repository For Kodi Becomes Vulnerable After GitHub Takeover 28 comments
Equifax Says Almost 400,000 Britons Hit In Data Breach 45 comments
First Ever Malvertising Campaign Uses JavaScript To Mine Cryptocurrencies In Your Browser 70 comments
Spain Fines Facebook Over Tracking Users Without Consent 41 comments
ISPs Claim a Privacy Law Would Weaken Online Security, Increase Pop-Ups 86 comments
Backdoor Found In WordPress Plugin With More Than 200,000 Installations 84 comments
Kaspersky Software Banned From US Government Systems Over Concerns About Russia 91 comments
Windows 10 Will Soon Give Users More Control Over App Permissions 76 comments
Trump Administration Sued Over Phone Searches at US Borders 138 comments
At Least 1.65 Million Computers Are Mining Cryptocurrency For Hackers So Far This Year 37 comments
Researchers Catch Microsoft Zero-Day Used To Install Government Spyware 83 comments
The Only Safe Email is Text-Only Email 174 comments
Virginia Scraps Electronic Voting Machines Hackers Destroyed At DefCon 194 comments
Google Details Plan To Distrust Symantec Certificates 140 comments
ShadowBrokers Releases NSA UNITEDRAKE Manual That Targets Windows Machines 99 comments
Government Officials Begin Investigating Equifax Breach 142 comments
Equifax Breach Provokes Calls For Serious Data Protection Reforms 193 comments
TechCrunch: Equifax Hack-Checking Web Site Is Returning Random Results 176 comments
Ask Slashdot: What's a Practical Response To the Equifax Breach? 217 comments
UN Aviation Agency To Call For Global Drone Registry 47 comments
Mexican Tax Refund Site Left 400GB of Sensitive Customer Info Wide Open 18 comments
Equifax Breach is Very Possibly the Worst Leak of Personal Info Ever 401 comments
Bug In Windows Kernel Could Prevent Security Software From Identifying Malware 75 comments
Credit Reporting Firm Equifax Announces 'Cybersecurity Incident Impacting Approximately 143 Million US Consumers' 299 comments
Hackers Can Take Control of Siri and Alexa By Whispering To Them in Frequencies Humans Can't Hear 116 comments
EU Presidency Calls For Massive Internet Filtering, Leaked Document Shows 236 comments
A Critical Apache Struts Security Flaw Makes It 'Easy' To Hack Fortune 100 Firms 42 comments
Two-Thirds of Tech Workers Now Use a VPN, Survey Finds 87 comments
Lenovo Won't Pay a Fine For Preinstalling Superfish Adware 86 comments
Chinese Man Jailed For Helping Net Users Evade State Blocks 47 comments
European Court Rules Companies Must Tell Employees of Email Checks 103 comments
Verizon Up Offers Rewards in Exchange For Customers' Personal Information 74 comments
Vulnerabilities Discovered In Mobile Bootloaders of Major Vendors 76 comments
Thousands of Job Applicants Citing Top Secret US Government Work Exposed In Amazon Server Data Breach 115 comments
'Pay With Your Face' Technology Tested in a KFC Store In China 59 comments
US Cops Can't Keep License Plate Data Scans Secret Without Reason, Court Rules 60 comments
Nearly 3,000 Bitcoin Miners Exposed Online Via Telnet Ports, Without Passwords 43 comments
Hacking Retail Gift Cards Remains Scarily Easy 108 comments
A Canadian University Gave $11 Million To a Scammer 52 comments
Instagram Hack Targets Celebrities 32 comments
Uber Says It'll Stop Tracking Riders After They're Dropped Off 69 comments
The IRS Decides Who To Audit By Data Mining Social Media 232 comments
On Internet Privacy, Be Very Afraid 149 comments
Tech Firms Team Up To Take Down 'WireX' Android DDoS Botnet 29 comments
Someone Published a List of Telnet Credentials For Thousands of IoT Devices 104 comments
Hit App Sarahah Quietly Uploads Your Address Book 72 comments
Germany Tests Facial-Recognition Surveillance On 300 Citizens 86 comments
Your Personal Information Is Now the World's Most Valuable Commodity 158 comments
New Zealand High Court Rules Operation Against Kim Dotcom Was Illegal 72 comments
It Took a Massachusetts Hospital 14 Years To Detect a Data Breach 52 comments
Facebook Figured Out My Family Secrets, And It Won't Tell Me How 281 comments
The CIA Built a Fake Software Update System To Spy On Intel Partners 110 comments
Fake Messages Rigged With Malware Are Spreading Via Facebook Messenger 44 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Much of Your Online Browsing Can Advertisers See? 189 comments
DC Judge Approves Government Warrant For Data From Anti-Trump Website 142 comments
AccuWeather Updates Its iOS App To Address Privacy Outcry 54 comments
India's Top Court Rules Privacy a Fundamental Right in Blow To Government 182 comments
Google Pulls 500+ Backdoored Apps With Over 100 Million Downloads From Google Play 58 comments
Wading Through AccuWeather's Response 81 comments
Mozilla Testing an Opt-Out System For Firefox Telemetry Collection 227 comments
Justice Department Walks Back Demand For Information On Anti-Trump Website 130 comments
Fourth US Navy Collision This Year Raises Suspicion of Cyber-Attacks 397 comments
Popular Weather App AccuWeather Caught Sending User Location Data, Even When Location Sharing is Off 124 comments
Sonos Says Users Must Accept New Privacy Policy Or Devices May Cease To Function 346 comments
Two-Factor Authentication Fail: Identity Thieves Hijack Cellphone Accounts to Go After Virtual Currency 76 comments
iPhone 8's 3D Face Scanner Will Work In 'Millionths of a Second' 154 comments
Third Party Trackers On Web Shops Can Identify Users Behind Bitcoin Transactions 63 comments
Meeting and Hotel Booking Provider's Data Found in Public Amazon S3 Bucket 37 comments
UK.gov To Treat Online Abuse as Seriously as Hate Crime in Real Life 307 comments
Plex Responds, Will Allow Users To Opt Out Of Data Collection 91 comments
Google Warns Webmasters About Insecure HTTP Web Forms 94 comments
Should Plex Stop Allowing Users To Opt Out of Data Collection? 158 comments
How Hackers Can Use Pop Songs To 'Watch' You 33 comments
Info on 1.8M Chicago Voters Was Publicly Accessible, But Now Removed From Cloud Service 27 comments
iOS 11 Has a Feature To Temporarily Disable Touch ID 138 comments
Ukraine Hacker Cooperating With FBI In Russia Probe, Says Report 215 comments
Hacker Claims To Have Decrypted Apple's Secure Enclave Processor Firmware 111 comments
Tech Companies Urge Supreme Court To Boost Cellphone Privacy 29 comments
US Army Walks Back Decision To Ban DJI Drones Ever So Slightly 27 comments
Spyware Apps Found on Google Play Store 37 comments
Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry Pleads Not Guilty to Creating Banking Malware 71 comments
Russian Group That Hacked DNC Used NSA Attack Code In Attack On Hotels 197 comments
China Working On 'Repression Network' Which Lets Cameras Identify Cars With Unprecedented Accuracy 80 comments
Password Power Rankings: a Look At the Practices of 40+ Popular Websites 127 comments
Scientists Create DNA-Based Exploit of a Computer System 43 comments
UK Wants To Criminalize Re-Identification of Anonymized User Data 120 comments
Disney Sued For Allegedly Spying On Children Through 42 Gaming Apps 40 comments
Prison Time For Manager Who Hacked Ex-Employer's FTP Server, Email Account 37 comments
In Less Than Five Years, 45 Billion Cameras Will Be Watching Us 85 comments
An Image Site Is Victimizing Countless Women and Little Can Be Done 273 comments
The Man Who Wrote the Password Rules Regrets Doing So 239 comments
Top VPN Provider Accused of Sharing Customer Traffic With Online Advertisers 55 comments
Game of Thrones Hackers Demand Ransom 70 comments
Forget the Russians: Corrupt, Local Officials Are the Biggest Threat To Elections 287 comments
Ask Slashdot: Are My Drone Apps Phoning Home? 132 comments
A US Spy Plane Has Been Flying Circles Over Seattle For Days 232 comments
Browser Extensions Are Undermining Privacy 82 comments
BLU Claims Innocence, Gets Phones Reinstated On Amazon 43 comments
US Army Calls Halt On Use of Chinese-Made Drones By DJI 45 comments
ESET Spreading FUD About Torrent Files, Clients 60 comments
WikiLeaks Reveals CIA Tool For Hacking Webcams, Microphones 107 comments
Man Used DDoS Attacks On Media To Extort Them To Remove Stories 34 comments
NSA Unlawfully Surveilled Kim Dotcom In New Zealand, Says Report 133 comments
US Senators To Introduce Bill To Secure 'Internet of Things' 138 comments
White House Officials Tricked By Email Prankster 131 comments
Amazon Suspends Sales of Blu Android Phones Due To Privacy Concerns 66 comments
Privacy Watchdog Asks FTC To Look Into Google's Offline Shopping Tracker 26 comments
Iranians Use 'Cute Photographer' Profile To Hack Targets In Middle East 39 comments
FCC Says Its Specific Plan To Stop DDoS Attacks Must Remain Secret 88 comments
LinkedIn Says It's Illegal To Scrape Its Website Without Permission 167 comments
Hackers Break Into HBO's Networks, May Have Leaked 'Game of Thrones' Script 82 comments
It Is Easy To Expose Users' Secret Web Habits, Say Researchers 95 comments
Russia Bans VPNs To Stop Users From Looking at Censored Sites 119 comments
O'Reilly Media Asks: Is It Time To Build A New Internet? 305 comments
Will 'Smart Cities' Violate Our Privacy? 108 comments
Apple Pulls Anti-Censorship Apps from China's App Store 108 comments
Stealthy Google Play Apps Recorded Calls and Stole Emails 55 comments
Roomba Is No Spy: CEO Says iRobot Will Never Sell Your Data 86 comments
Congress Asks US Agencies For Kaspersky Lab Cyber Documents 28 comments
Hacker Cracks Smart Gun Security To Shoot It Without Approval 501 comments
CNET Warns 'Everything Looks Like A Hack' At DEFCON 45 comments
Intelligence Chairman Accuses Obama Aids of Hundreds of Unmasking Requests 330 comments
German Court Rules Bosses Can't Use Keyboard-Tracking Software To Spy On Workers 72 comments
Feds Crack Trump Protesters' Phones To Charge Them With Felony Rioting 465 comments
Travelers' Electronics At US Airports To Get Enhanced Screening, TSA Says 151 comments
Some Low-Cost Android Phones Come at a Price -- Your Privacy 89 comments
Kaspersky Launches Its Free Antivirus Software Worldwide 142 comments
China Forces Muslim Minority To Install Spyware On Their Phones 389 comments
It Looks Like Facebook Is Also Building a Smart Speaker With Touch Screen 46 comments
Global Network of Labs Will Test Security of Medical Devices 50 comments
Wisconsin Company Will Let Employees Use Microchip Implants To Buy Snacks, Open Doors 112 comments
Sweden Accidentally Leaks Personal Details of Nearly All Citizens 241 comments
Let's Encrypt Criticized Over Speedy HTTPS Certifications 207 comments
Apple Flies Top Privacy Executives Into Australia To Lobby Against Proposed Encryption Laws 65 comments
Alleged Dark Web Kingpin Doxed Himself With His Personal Hotmail Address 62 comments
FCC Says It Has No Documentation of Cyberattack That It Claims Happened 54 comments
EU Court to Rule On 'Right to Be Forgotten' Outside Europe 182 comments
AMD Has No Plans To Release PSP Code 125 comments
Ask Slashdot: Is Password Masking On Its Way Out? 234 comments
Should We Ignore the South Carolina Election Hacking Story? 139 comments
Flaw In IoT Security Cameras Leaves Millions of Devices Open To Hackers 53 comments
Nearly 90,000 Sex Bots Invaded Twitter in 'One of the Largest Malicious Campaigns Ever Recorded on a Social Network' 53 comments
Google Bolsters Security To Prevent Another Google Docs Phishing Attack 25 comments
Hacks 'Probably Compromised' UK Industry 19 comments
Exploit Derived From EternalSynergy Upgraded To Target Newer Windows Versions 61 comments
Facial Recognition Could Be Coming To Police Body Cameras 180 comments
US To Create the Independent US Cyber Command, Split Off From NSA 104 comments
US Appeals Court Upholds Nondisclosure Rules For Surveillance Orders 53 comments
Porn Websites in UK Ordered To Introduce Age Checks From Next Year 105 comments
Is Homeland Security's Face-Scanning At Airports An Unreasonable Search? 146 comments
White House Releases Sensitive Personal Info From Voters Concerned About Privacy 330 comments
US Government Crackdown Threatens Kaspersky's American Dream 139 comments
Google To Replace SMS Codes With Mobile Prompts in 2-Step-Verification Procedure 181 comments
Popular Chrome Extension Sold To New Dev Who Immediately Turns It Into Adware 187 comments
Australia To Compel Technology Firms To Provide Access To Encrypted Missives 230 comments
Border Patrol Says It's Barred From Searching Cloud Data On Phones 74 comments
Swedish Security Company Boss Declared 'Bankrupt' After Identity Stolen 41 comments
EFF Officially Appeals Tim Berners-Lee Decision On DRM In HTML 149 comments
Amazon May Give Developers Your Private Alexa Transcripts 166 comments
Millions of Verizon Customer Records Exposed in Security Lapse 44 comments
Symantec Explores Selling Web Certificates Business 41 comments
Apple Sets Up China Data Center To Meet New Cybersecurity Rules 61 comments
Kaspersky Lab Has Been Working With Russian Intelligence 175 comments
EFF's Latest Privacy Report Criticizes Amazon and WhatsApp Over Policies That 'Fall Short' 12 comments
British Judge Uses Personal Email To Send Details of Sensitive Court Case 47 comments
Trump Proposes Joint 'Cyber Security Unit' With Russia, Then Quickly Backs Away From It 389 comments
Russians Now Need a Passport To Watch Pornhub 89 comments
Ask Slashdot: Is There a Way To Experience the Chinese Internet From Outside? 93 comments
Google Guillotine Falls on Certificate Authorities WoSign, StartCom 57 comments
Company Accused of Selling User Data Shuts Down After $104 Million Settlement 35 comments
China Tells Carriers To Block Access to Personal VPNs By February 173 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Safe, Really, Is Paying For Things Online? 396 comments
The EFF's 'Let's Encrypt' Plans Wildcard Certificates For Subdomains 111 comments
Author of Original Petya Ransomware Publishes Master Decryption Key 65 comments
Hackers Targeting US Nuclear Power Plants, Report Finds 91 comments
Germany Says Cyber Threat Greater Than Expected, More Firms Affected 27 comments
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