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U.S. Tech Industry Appeals to Obama to Keep Hands Off Encryption
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U.S. Tech Industry Appeals to Obama to Keep Hands Off Encryption

The companies say new policies would weaken increasingly sophisticated encryption systems designed to protect consumers' privacy.
Big U.S. Data Breaches Offer Treasure Trove for Hackers
Security

Big U.S. Data Breaches Offer Treasure Trove for Hackers

A flood of attacks by suspected Chinese hackers have been aimed at grabbing personal data, industrial secrets and weapons plans from government and private computers.
Amazon, Google Race to Get Your DNA Into the Cloud
Science

Amazon, Google Race to Get Your DNA Into the Cloud

Both companies are seeking bragging rights in helping scientists make new medical discoveries and market share in a business that may be worth $1 billion a year by 2018.
U.S. Officials Report Massive Breach of Federal Personnel Data
Security

U.S. Officials Report Massive Breach of Federal Personnel Data

A foreign entity or government is believed to be behind the cyber attack.
Everett Rosenfeld
Apple Ups Its Streaming Music Game: Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

Apple Ups Its Streaming Music Game: Weekly News Roundup

The tech giant is expected to unveil a paid music-streaming service at its annual developer conference.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Can't Be Interrupted? Polite Ways to Say 'Do Not Disturb'
Office Space

Can't Be Interrupted? Polite Ways to Say 'Do Not Disturb'

These simple signals can help enhance your workplace privacy.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Google Increases User Privacy Controls
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Google Increases User Privacy Controls

The new features are in response to increasing concern over how the search giant collects and uses its massive amounts of data.
Facebook 'Tramples European Privacy Law,' Watchdog Says
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Facebook 'Tramples European Privacy Law,' Watchdog Says

The Privacy Protection Commission has launched a blistering attack after trying to find out more about the U.S. social media giant's practices.
How You Can Better Protect Your Privacy
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How You Can Better Protect Your Privacy

Make sure you've done all you can to prevent identity theft by implementing these tips.
Mark J. Kohler
Starbucks Denies Reports Its Mobile App Was Hacked
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Starbucks Denies Reports Its Mobile App Was Hacked

The coffee chain denied reports that said cyber-criminals had used its mobile payments app to siphon money from its customers.
Phil Wahba
Employee Says She Was Fired for Refusing to Be Tracked 24/7
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Employee Says She Was Fired for Refusing to Be Tracked 24/7

The attorney filing the suit says she foresees a legal trend around privacy and productivity tracking.
Nina Zipkin
Google Fails to Dismiss Privacy Lawsuit Over Google Wallet
Legal Issues

Google Fails to Dismiss Privacy Lawsuit Over Google Wallet

The tech giant has been accused of invading the privacy of users of its Google Wallet electronic payment service by sharing their personal information with outside app developers.
Facebook Faces Off With Belgian Privacy Commission Over Privacy Accusations
Social Media

Facebook Faces Off With Belgian Privacy Commission Over Privacy Accusations

A new study calls Facebook's privacy and data collection policies into legal question but the social giant says the authors of the research never reached out to them.
Nina Zipkin