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Ashley Madison Says It Is Relieved It Isn't Being Judged After Hack
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Ashley Madison Says It Is Relieved It Isn't Being Judged After Hack

The site is heartened by some initial public response that sees it as a victim.
Hackers Threaten to Leak Ashley Madison's 37 Million Clients
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Hackers Threaten to Leak Ashley Madison's 37 Million Clients

The hacker group says it will release sensitive information of clients of the dating site for cheating spouses.
Google Wins Dismissal of Android Privacy Lawsuit
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Google Wins Dismissal of Android Privacy Lawsuit

Android users said the company violated its own privacy policy by disclosing their names, email addresses and account locations to third parties without permission.
U.S. Has Yet to Notify 21.5 Million Data Breach Victims
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U.S. Has Yet to Notify 21.5 Million Data Breach Victims

Still not a peep, even two months after discovering that sensitive personal information was compromised in a hack of government databanks, officials say.
Millions More Americans Hit By Government Data Hack
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Millions More Americans Hit By Government Data Hack

Data stolen included Social Security numbers and other sensitive information.
California Man Must Pay for Gunning Down His Neighbor's Drone
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California Man Must Pay for Gunning Down His Neighbor's Drone

What protections do drone-weary citizens have as the gadgets increasingly fill our friendly skies?
Geoff Weiss
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
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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
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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
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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'
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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.