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Encryption on iPhones, Facebook Apparently 'Petrified' the NSA
Security

Encryption on iPhones, Facebook Apparently 'Petrified' the NSA

Stronger encryption has made it significantly more difficult for the U.S. government to spy on communications.
Arjun Kharpal
Worried About Insider Data Theft? This Startup Has You Covered.
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Worried About Insider Data Theft? This Startup Has You Covered.

Analytics software from Canadian startup Interset identifies activity that deviates from "good" behavior and proactively alerts managers.
Microsoft to Offer Biometric Sign-In for Windows 10
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Microsoft to Offer Biometric Sign-In for Windows 10

It will be the first time the company has offered such a service widely across devices.
Alibaba's Latest Payments Innovation: Selfie-Powered Transactions
Mobile Payments

Alibaba's Latest Payments Innovation: Selfie-Powered Transactions

The ecommerce giant is taking another step into the world of mobile payments – this time, using the selfie as an authentication tool.
Nina Zipkin
Facebook Announces New Policies Regarding Names, Nudity and Controversial Content
Regulations

Facebook Announces New Policies Regarding Names, Nudity and Controversial Content

Regulating shares among its 1.4 billion users across the world can be a slippery slope, the social network said.
Geoff Weiss
BlackBerry Launches New, High-Security Tablet
Security

BlackBerry Launches New, High-Security Tablet

It was developed with IBM and Samsung.
Majority of Global Merchants Fall Short on Card Data Security Compliance
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Majority of Global Merchants Fall Short on Card Data Security Compliance

As much as 80 percent failed interim tests, a new report says.
Latest Android Update Puts Emphasis on Security
Security

Latest Android Update Puts Emphasis on Security

If your Android phone gets stolen, a new feature makes sure it stays locked until it gets back in your hands.
Nina Zipkin
CIA Sought to Hack Apple iPhones for Nearly a Decade
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CIA Sought to Hack Apple iPhones for Nearly a Decade

Top-secret documents suggest U.S. government researchers created a version of Apple's application development tool to create surveillance backdoors into programs distributed on the App Store.
Microsoft Warns Windows PCs Also Vulnerable to 'Freak' Attacks
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Microsoft Warns Windows PCs Also Vulnerable to 'Freak' Attacks

Hundreds of millions of Windows PC users are vulnerable to attacks exploiting the recently uncovered security vulnerability, Microsoft says.
Apple Pay Hit by Wave of Fraudulent Transactions
Apple Pay

Apple Pay Hit by Wave of Fraudulent Transactions

The transactions stemmed from breaches at retail giants including Home Depot and Target.
Apple, Google Plan Fixes for Newly Uncovered 'Freak' Security Bug
Security

Apple, Google Plan Fixes for Newly Uncovered 'Freak' Security Bug

The new security flaw is affecting mobile devices and Mac computers.
The $8.65 Billion Shift to New Credit Cards Won't Fix Security Issues
Security

The $8.65 Billion Shift to New Credit Cards Won't Fix Security Issues

But retailers will be paying the price.
BlackBerry Makes Its Software Available on Apple, Android and Windows Devices
BlackBerry

BlackBerry Makes Its Software Available on Apple, Android and Windows Devices

The company aims to expand its cross-platform strategy and deliver its often admired security, productivity and communication tools to many more smartphones and tablets.