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Civil liberties groups oppose bill ending NSA's bulk phone records program

The USA Freedom Act's changes to the phone records program are 'modest' at best, opponents say

The Internet of Things to take a beating in DefCon hacking contest

Hackers will compete on findings flaws in off-the-shelf Internet-enabled embedded devices


Electronic lock maker clashes with security firm over software flaws

CyberLock said it wasn't given enough time before IOActive published a security advisory

Apple security program, MacKeeper, celebrates difficult birthday

Its new owners are pushing ahead while its previous one is close to a $2 million class-action settlement

Court rules warrant not needed for cell phone location data

Florida police used 11,600 location records to track a suspect in a string of armed robberies.

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Relocation costs now a sticking point for job-hunting security managers

With security executives and staff in such demand at many organizations today, is it possible that something like paying for relocation costs could get in the way of hiring a new employee to join the security program? Yes, according...

French lawmakers take first step toward gathering all communications metadata

The French National Assembly agreed to let spies gather data about phone calls and Internet use

Cybercriminals borrow from APT playbook in attack against PoS vendors

Attackers impersonated point-of-sale system owners in need of technical assistance in a spear-phishing attack targeting PoS vendors

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, May 5

Cisco prepares to swap CEO... Google may face more scrutiny in Europe... Vint Cerf doesn't trust back doors

Netflix open-sources security incident management tool

FIDO has been published on GitHub under an open-source license

Sally Beauty investigates possible second card breach

It's not known if the latest incident is related to last year's breach, the company said

Rombertik malware destroys computers if detected

Rombertik is designed to steal any plain text entered into a browser window

Microsoft picks security for the enterprise win

The company has revamped its routine for supplying security patches and has unveiled data and system protections

Cerf thinks encryption back doors would be 'super risky'

The FBI's request for encryption workarounds would create new security problems,

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Security research uncovers far flung reach of secret ad tracking sites in Android apps

A European security group uncovers many apps tapping into thousands of different ad networks, some with dubious intentions.

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Palo Alto CEO on partnerships, platforms, the Internet of Things

Palo Alto CEO Mark McLaughlin discusses turning the tide on attackers, the evolution of his company’s next-generation firewall and how to secure the Internet of Things.

Still running Windows Server 2003? Here's your end-of-support plan

Many companies are not migrating off Windows Server 2003 despite its impending end of support. Here's what you can do to protect your business if this is your situation.

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Increased encryption a double-edged sword

The Department of Homeland Security may be complaining that encryption is interfering with their attempts to eavesdrop on criminals and terrorists -- but they're not the only ones inconvenienced.

Researchers play cat and mouse with Google's anti-phishing Chrome extension

Security researchers found nine different ways to defeat Google's Password Alert extension for Chrome

Antivirus test labs call out Chinese security company as cheat

Chinese antivirus firm Qihoo 360 Technology today was censured by three major testing organizations for cheating on the evaluations.

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