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Net Neutrality Is Over Monday, But Experts Say ISPs Will Wait To Screw Us 157 comments
Who Has More of Your Personal Data Than Facebook? Try Google 114 comments
UK Teen Who Hacked CIA Director Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison 127 comments
Silicon Valley Investors Wants to Fund a 'Good For Society' Facebook Replacement 209 comments
Facebook Starts Its Facial Recognition Push To Europeans 41 comments
Palantir Knows Everything About You 110 comments
Audit Approved of Facebook Policies, Even After Cambridge Analytica Leak 73 comments
LinkedIn's AutoFill Plugin Could Leak user Data, Secret Fix Failed 24 comments
Millions of Chrome Users Have Installed Malware Posing as Ad Blockers 42 comments
Facebook To Put 1.5 Billion Users Out of Reach of New EU Privacy Law 95 comments
'Login With Facebook' Data Hijacked By JavaScript Trackers 91 comments
Richard Stallman On Facebook's Privacy Scandal: We Need a Law. There's No Reason We Should Let Them Exist if the Price is Knowing Everything About Us 363 comments
Data Firm Leaks 48 Million User Profiles it Scraped From Facebook, LinkedIn, Others 56 comments
Huawei To Back Off US Market Amid Rising Tensions 91 comments
Facebook Admits To Tracking Users, Non-Users Off-Site 147 comments
Former Cambridge Analytica Employee Says Facebook Users Affected Could Be 'Much Greater Than 87 million' 45 comments
Cybersecurity Tech Accord: More Than 30 Tech Firms Pledge Not to Assist Governments in Cyberattacks 67 comments
19-Year-Old Archivist Charged For Downloading Freedom-of-Information Releases 421 comments
Facebook Must Face Class-Action Lawsuit Over Facial Recognition, Says Judge 79 comments
Former FBI Director James Comey Reveals How Apple and Google's Encryption Efforts Drove Him 'Crazy' 351 comments
Is It Time To Stop Using Social Media? 291 comments
Yahoo's New Privacy Policy Allows Data-Sharing With Verizon 38 comments
Google is Testing Self-Destructing Emails in New Gmail 171 comments
Google Chrome To Boost User Privacy by Improving Cookies Handling Procedure 37 comments
Cops Around the Country Can Now Unlock iPhones, Records Show 98 comments
Uber's 2016 Breach Affected More Than 20 Million US Users 6 comments
A Wanted Man in China Has Been Caught Because of Facial Recognition Software 146 comments
Instagram Will Soon Let You Download a Copy of Your Data 22 comments
Mark Zuckerberg Denies Knowledge of Non-Consensual Shadow Profiles Facebook Has Been Building of Non-Users For Years 235 comments
Steam Spy Announces It's Shutting Down, Blames Valve's New Privacy Settings 97 comments
Zuckerberg: Facebook Doesn't Use Your Mic For Ad Targeting 257 comments
Facebook Data Collected By Quiz App Included Private Messages 30 comments
Democratic Senators Propose 'Privacy Bill of Rights' To Prevent Websites From Sharing Or Selling Sensitive Info Without Opt-In Consent 136 comments
Facebook Launches Bug Bounty Program To Report Data Thieves 66 comments
Biometric and App Logins Will Soon Be Pushed Across the Web 161 comments
How Much VR User Data Is Oculus Giving To Facebook? 60 comments
Don't Give Away Historic Details About Yourself 158 comments
Steve Wozniak Drops Facebook: 'The Profits Are All Based On the User's Info' 246 comments
YouTube Is Illegally Collecting Data From Children, Say Advocacy Groups 69 comments
Facebook Suspends Another Data Analytics Firm After CNBC Discovers It Was Using Tactics like Cambridge Analytica 83 comments
Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Says Data From 87 Million Users Could Be Stored In Russia 178 comments
Tim Cook Says Ads That Follow You Online Are 'Creepy' 181 comments
'Big Brother' In India Requires Fingerprint Scans For Food, Phones, Finances 132 comments
T-Mobile Stores Part of Customers' Passwords In Plaintext, Says It Has 'Amazingly Good' Security 71 comments
Comcast, AT&T, Verizon Pose a Greater Surveillance Risk Than Facebook 65 comments
Best Buy Warns of Data Breach 25 comments
Sheryl Sandberg: Users Would Have To Pay To Opt Out of Facebook Ads 223 comments
Facebook Retracted Zuckerberg's Messages From Recipients' Inboxes 106 comments
UK, Australia Investigating Facebook Amid Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal 40 comments
Intel Tells Users to Uninstall Remote Keyboard App Over Unpatched Security Bugs 16 comments
Facebook Was in Talks With Top Hospitals Until Last Month To Share Data of Most Vulnerable Patients 108 comments
1.1.1.1: Cloudflare's New DNS Attracting 'Gigabits Per Second' of Rubbish 136 comments
Facebook Is Changing the Way It Stores Call, Text History 55 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Does Your Data Mean To Google? 88 comments
Facebook's Privacy Fixes Have Broken Tinder 73 comments
Cambridge Analytica May Have Had Facebook Data From 87 Million People 119 comments
Facebook Scans What You Send Other People on Messenger App 108 comments
Outgoing White House Emails Not Protected by Verification System 77 comments
Swedes Turn Against Cashlessness 403 comments
Facebook CEO Says Not Planning To Extend European Privacy Law Globally 84 comments
WhatsApp Public Groups Can Leave User Data Vulnerable To Scraping 18 comments
US Suspects Listening Devices in Washington 137 comments
Suit To Let Researchers Break Website Rules Wins a Round 71 comments
When it Comes To Privacy, Consent is Immaterial. Corporate and Gov't Surveillance Systems Must Be Stopped Before They Ask For Consent: Richard Stallman 266 comments
Instagram Suddenly Chokes Off Developers As Facebook Chases Privacy 61 comments
Panerabread.com Leaks Millions of Customers Records 88 comments
Gay Dating App Grindr Is Letting Other Companies See User HIV Status, Location Data 132 comments
Chrome Is Scanning Files on Your Computer, and People Are Freaking Out 213 comments
Mark Zuckerberg: Tim Cook is 'Extremely Glib' 326 comments
Card Data Stolen From 5 Million Saks and Lord & Taylor Customers 46 comments
Cloudflare Launches 1.1.1.1 Consumer DNS Service With a Focus On Privacy 225 comments
Our Devices May Listen More Attentively, Patents Filed By Google and Amazon Suggest 50 comments
'Thousands of Companies Are Spying On You' 170 comments
Adobe Is Helping Some 60 Companies Track People Across Devices 66 comments
Airbnb To Share Information With Authorities On Guests In China 45 comments
Under Armour Says 150 Million MyFitnessPal Accounts Were Hacked 41 comments
US To Seek Social Media Details From All Visa Applicants 287 comments
Apple Launches iOS 11.3 With Raft of Privacy Features 116 comments
Facebook Will No Longer Allow Third-Party Data For Targeting Ads 58 comments
Tim Cook Says Apple's Customers Are Not Its Product, Unlike Facebook 244 comments
Facebook Tweaks Privacy Tools To Ease Discontent Over Data Leak 57 comments
Many VPN Providers Leak Customer's IP Address via WebRTC Bug 83 comments
Cities Worldwide Spent Over $3 Billion Last Year To Peep On You 98 comments
Ask Slashdot: Why Are There No True Dual-System Laptops Or Tablet Computers? 378 comments
Facebook Delays Home-Speaker Unveil Amid Data Crisis 84 comments
It's Possible that the Facebook App is Listening To You, Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Says 204 comments
Researchers Discover Flaws in Digital Currency Monero That Could Reveal Identity of Users 35 comments
Zuckerberg Refuses UK Parliament Summons Over Facebook Data Misuse, Agrees To Testify Before Congress 167 comments
FBI Had No Way To Access Locked iPhone After Terror Attack, Watchdog Finds 126 comments
Mozilla Launches Facebook Container Add-on To Isolate Your Web Browsing Activity From Facebook 112 comments
Facebook Acknowledges It Has Been Keeping Records of Android Users' Calls, Texts 97 comments
Confirmation of a US Government Probe Pushes Facebook's Market Loss To $90 Billion 73 comments
Cops Are Now Opening iPhones With Dead People's Fingerprints 212 comments
Americans Less Likely To Trust Facebook than Rivals on Personal Data 65 comments
State Department Seemingly Buys $15,000 iPhone Cracking Tech GrayKey 79 comments
'How I Went Dark In Australia's Surveillance State For 2 Years' 235 comments
Steve Jobs Tried To Warn Mark Zuckerberg About Privacy In 2010 109 comments
Face ID Deemed Too Costly To Copy, Android Makers Target In-Display Fingerprint Sensors Instead 129 comments
Justice Department Revives Push To Mandate a Way To Unlock Phones 171 comments
Facebook Scraped Call, Text Message Data For Years From Android Phones 158 comments
Tim Berners-Lee Urges Web Users: 'Care About Your Data' 118 comments
Facebook Gets Hit With Four Lawsuits Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal 102 comments
Firefox In 2018: We'll Tackle Bad Ads, Breach Alerts, Autoplay Video, Says Mozilla 84 comments
My Cow Game Extracted Your Facebook Data 55 comments
Facebook Gave Data About 57 Billion Friendships To Academic 114 comments
Mark Zuckerberg Apologizes For the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Says He Isn't Opposed To Regulation 180 comments
US Spending Bill Contains CLOUD Act, a Win For Tech and Law Enforcement 116 comments
Mozilla Launches a Petition Asking Facebook To Do More For User Privacy 52 comments
WhatsApp Co-Founder Tells Everyone To Delete Facebook, Further Fueling the #DeleteFacebook Movement 307 comments
Telegram Loses Supreme Court Appeal In Russia, Must Hand Over Encryption Keys 217 comments
Orbitz Says Legacy Travel Site Likely Hacked, Affecting 880,000 Credit Cards 29 comments
The NSA Worked To 'Track Down' Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal 60 comments
China Approves Giant Propaganda Machine To Improve Global Image 157 comments
Facebook Security Chief Said To Leave After Clashes Over Disinformation 45 comments
Facebook Hires Firm To Conduct Forensic Audit of Cambridge Analytica Data 137 comments
Firefox Master Password System Has Been Poorly Secured for the Past 9 Years, Researcher Says 74 comments
Are Google and Facebook Surveilling Their Own Employees? 106 comments
Facebook Suspends Donald Trump's Data Operations Team For Misusing People's Personal Information 195 comments
Facial Scanning Now Arriving At US Airports 79 comments
Sierra Leone Records World's First Blockchain-Powered Election 72 comments
Yet Again, Google Tricked Into Serving Scam Amazon Ads 49 comments
The 600+ Companies PayPal Shares Your Data With 48 comments
New Bill In Congress Would Bypass the Fourth Amendment, Hand Your Data To Police 248 comments
Jewelry Site Leaks Personal Details, Plaintext Passwords of 1.3 Million Users 37 comments
Privacy-Busting Bugs Found in Popular VPN Services Hotspot Shield, Zenmate and PureVPN 60 comments
ACLU Sues TSA Over Electronic Device Searches 115 comments
'Slingshot' Malware That Hid For Six Years Spread Through Routers 72 comments
Firefox Gets Privacy Boost By Disabling Proximity and Ambient Light Sensor APIs 79 comments
Dial P for Privacy: The Phone Booth Is Back 110 comments
MoviePass Wants To Gather a Whole Lot of Data About Its Users 162 comments
Documents Prove Local Cops Have Bought Cheap iPhone Cracking Tech 101 comments
Downloads of Popular Apps Were Silently Swapped For Spyware in Turkey: Citizen Lab 29 comments
Half of Ransomware Victims Didn't Recover Their Data After Paying the Ransom 58 comments
McAfee Acquires VPN Provider TunnelBear 56 comments
Facebook's VPN Service Onavo Protect Collects Personal Data -- Even When It's Switched Off 67 comments
FBI Paid Geek Squad Repair Staff As Informants 205 comments
Spyware Seller Shuts Down After Hack 32 comments
Google Is Helping the Pentagon Build AI for Drones 95 comments
The Slow Death of the Internet Cookie 97 comments
MoviePass CEO Proudly Says App Tracks Your Location Before, After Movies 166 comments
Microsoft To Offer Governments Local Version of Azure Cloud Service 28 comments
New LTE Attacks Can Snoop On Messages, Track Locations, and Spoof Emergency Alerts 28 comments
Equifax Identifies Additional 2.4 Million Customers Hit By Data Breach 15 comments
Germany Says Government Network Was Breached 30 comments
Facebook Silently Enables Facial Recognition Abilities For Users Outside EU, Canada 70 comments
Google Releases Info On 2.4 Million 'Right To Be Forgotten' Requests 69 comments
Bill Gates: Cryptocurrency Is 'Rare Technology That Has Caused Deaths In a Fairly Direct Way' 161 comments
Supreme Court Wrestles With Microsoft Data Privacy Fight 163 comments
Coinbase: We Will Send Data On 13,000 Users To IRS 133 comments
Pop-Up Cameras Could Soon Be a Mobile Trend 58 comments
Researchers From MIT and Harvard University Present a Paper Describing a New System, Dubbed Veil, That Makes Private Browsing More Private 20 comments
Apple Moves To Store iCloud Keys in China, Raising Human Rights Fears 33 comments
Signal, WhatsApp Co-Founder Launch 'Open Source Privacy Technology' Nonprofit 45 comments
'Critical' T-Mobile Bug Allowed Hackers To Hijack Users' Accounts 16 comments
Facebook's Mandatory Anti-Malware Scan Is Invasive and Lacks Transparency 56 comments
Samsung Rescues Data-Saving Privacy App Opera Max and Relaunches it as Samsung Max 16 comments
US Border Officials Haven't Properly Verified Visitor Passports For More Than a Decade Due To Improper Software 141 comments
The Los Angeles Times Website Is Unintentionally Serving a Cryptocurrency Mining Script 58 comments
100-Page Report Warns of the Many Dangers of AI 62 comments
Flight Sim Company Embeds Malware To Steal Pirates' Passwords 225 comments
Contractors Pose Cyber Risk To Government Agencies 78 comments
Facebook Admits SMS Notifications Sent Using Two-Factor Number Was Caused by Bug 50 comments
Phishing Attack Scores Credentials For More Than 50,000 Snapchat Users 11 comments
Facebook Must Stop Tracking Belgian Users, Court Rules 83 comments
Two Years After FBI vs Apple, Encryption Debate Remains 175 comments
119,000 Passports, Photo IDs of FedEx Customers Found On Unsecured Amazon Server 34 comments
Facebook Is Spamming Users Via Their 2FA Phone Numbers 119 comments
Messenger Kids Advocates Were Facebook-Funded 35 comments
AMP For Email Is a Terrible Idea 177 comments
Kaspersky Says Telegram Flaw Used For Cryptocurrency Mining 42 comments
Seattle To Remove Controversial City Spying Network After Public Backlash 83 comments
Many ID-Protection Services Fail Basic Security 47 comments
Facebook is Pushing Its Data-tracking Onavo VPN Within Its Main Mobile App 40 comments
German Court Rules Facebook Use of Personal Data Illegal 79 comments
A Facebook Employee Asked a Reporter To Turn Off His Phone So Facebook Couldn't Track Its Location 304 comments
Hackers Hijack Government Websites To Mine Crypto-Cash 48 comments
Sandboxed Mac Apps Can Record Screen Any Time Without You Knowing 59 comments
Should GitHub Allow Username Reuse? 84 comments
Hackers In Equifax Breach Accessed More Personal Information Than Previously Disclosed 58 comments
Turkey Rolls Out Domestic Rival To WhatsApp, Raising Surveillance Concerns 36 comments
32 Senators Want To Know If US Regulators Halted Equifax Probe 93 comments
Google Chrome Pushes For User Protection With 'Not secure' Label 85 comments
Apple Says the Leaked iPhone Source Code is Outdated 80 comments
Attackers Drain CPU Power From Water Utility Plant In Cryptojacking Attack 76 comments
Police In China Are Scanning Travelers With Facial Recognition Glasses 87 comments
Samsung and Roku Smart TVs Vulnerable To Hacking, Consumer Reports Finds 102 comments
Key iPhone Source Code Gets Posted On GitHub 188 comments
36 Indicted in Global Cybercrime Ring That Stole $530M 40 comments
Scammers Use Download Bombs To Freeze Chrome Browsers on Shady Sites 72 comments
A Flaw In Hotspot Shield Can Expose VPN Users, Locations 25 comments
A Bug in Browser Extension Grammarly, Now Patched, Could Have Allowed an Attacker To Read Everything Users Wrote Online 57 comments
Apple is Sending Some Developers Ad Spend and Install Details For Other People's Apps 14 comments
WHATIS Going To Happen To WHOIS? 66 comments
Firefox 59 Will Stop Websites Snooping on Where You've Just Been 121 comments
DuckDuckGo CEO: 'Google and Facebook Are Watching Our Every Move Online. It's Time To Make Them Stop' 224 comments
New Zero-Day Vulnerability Found In Adobe Flash Player 87 comments
How DIY Rebels Are Working To Replace Tech Giants 115 comments
Ask Slashdot: Which Tech Company Do You Respect Most? 311 comments
Windows Defender Will Soon Start Removing Applications With Coercive Messaging: Cleaners and Optimizers Put on Notice 112 comments
Messaging App Telegram Pulled From Apple's App Store Due To 'Inappropriate Content' 86 comments
Judges Say the UK's Digital Surveillance Program Snooper's Charter Is Illegal 111 comments
Google Play Removed 700,000 Bad Apps In 2017, 70 Percent More Than In 2016 38 comments
Pentagon Reviews GPS Policies After Fitness Trackers Reveal Locations 83 comments
China Denies Report it Hacked African Union Headquarters 37 comments
Lenovo's Fingerprint Scanner Can Be Bypassed via a Hardcoded Password 67 comments
Intel Told Chinese Firms of Meltdown Flaws Before the US Government 134 comments
Fitness-Tracking App Reveals Locations of Secret Army Bases 118 comments
A Single Line of Computer Code Put Thousands of Innocent Turks in Jail 180 comments
Deanonymizing Tor: Your Bitcoin Transactions May Come Back To Haunt You 106 comments
DuckDuckGo App and Extension Upgrades Offer Privacy 'Beyond the Search Box' 48 comments
Car Manufacturers Are Tracking Millions of Cars 116 comments
Crooks Created 28 Fake Ad Agencies To Disguise Massive Malvertising Campaign 36 comments
ICE Is About To Start Tracking License Plates Across the US 167 comments
Former Employees Say Lyft Staffers Spied On Passengers 28 comments
Google X Is Launching a Cybersecurity Company Called Chronicle 31 comments
Windows 10 Will Soon Let Users Track the Data Microsoft Collects 148 comments
NSA Deletes 'Honesty' and 'Openness' From Core Values 263 comments
Ecuador is Fighting Crime Using Chinese Surveillance Technology 35 comments
Tinder's Lack of Encryption Lets Strangers Spy on Your Swipes 49 comments
Yale Privacy Lab and Exodus Privacy's F-Droid Android App Store is a Replacement for Google Play That Features Only FOSS Apps That Don't Do Any Tracking 60 comments
Trump Signs Surveillance Extension Into Law 94 comments
Less Than 1 in 10 Gmail Users Enable Two-Factor Authentication 254 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' 27 comments
Many Enterprise Mobile Devices Will Never Be Patched Against Meltdown, Spectre 104 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' 442 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
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