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  • Verizon to allow opt-out from mobile 'supercookies'

    Verizon will soon allow customers to opt out of having an identifier placed on their phones that had alarmed privacy advocates due to its ability to let third parties persistently track customers.

  • BMW cars found vulnerable in Connected Drive hack

    A security vulnerability in BMW's Connected Drive system allowed researchers to imitate BMW servers and send remote unlocking instructions to vehicles.

  • Can't keep this bad boy down: ZeroAccess botnet back in business

    A peer-to-peer botnet called ZeroAccess came out of a six-month hibernation this month after having survived two takedown attempts by law enforcement and security researchers.

  • At UCSF Medical Center, robot-aided healthcare is here

    When the brand-new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay in San Francisco opens on Sunday, patients will be greeted by staffers that more strongly resemble R2-D2 than the cast of Scrubs.

  • Google to change UK privacy policy after regulatory pressure

    Google has agreed to improve the information it provides to people about how it collects personal data in the U.K., after it was required to do so by country's data protection authority.

  • Ghost Linux vulnerability can be exploited through WordPress, other PHP apps

    A critical vulnerability in glibc, a core Linux library, can be exploited remotely through WordPress and likely other PHP applications to compromise Web servers.

  • BT to test 500Mbps broadband over copper in two towns

    British Telecom thinks that a new technology called G.fast can increase broadband speeds over copper to hundreds of megabits per second, and will soon conduct trials to see if it's right.

  • Data retention inquiry kept in the dark on costs

    The parliamentary committee charged with scrutinising the government’s data retention legislation is unlikely to gain access to the most detailed attempt to assess the cost of the scheme.

  • Gaming companies hit the hardest by DDoS attacks in Q4 2014: Akamai

    Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks were heavily targeted at the gaming and software/technology industries during Q4 of 2014 as cyber criminals sought to disrupt services, according to a new report by Akamai.

  • How three small credit card transactions could reveal your identity

    Just three small clues -- receipts for a pizza, a coffee and a pair of jeans -- are enough information to identify a person's credit card transactions from among those of a million people, according to a new study.

  • Data retention to involve 'petabytes of data' for Vodafone

    Recording data that will allow IP addresses to be matched to individual customers will involve Vodafone storing petabytes of information it would otherwise be unlikely to keep, the telco has said.

  • Uber passenger who alleged Delhi rape sues in US

    A passenger who says she was raped and sexually assaulted by an Uber driver in New Delhi has sued Uber in a U.S. court, alleging that the company was negligent and that its commitment to passenger safety comes second to profits.

  • Reddit handed over user info for 58% of government requests

    Reddit today released what it called its first "transparency report," which details requests for user information from both government entities and private lawyers.

  • Feds go after operator of revenge porn site

    U.S. federal regulators are clamping down on revenge porn, taking aim at a website whose operator allegedly deceived women into sending intimate photos of themselves and then charged them to have the pictures removed.

  • FBI consultant: Silk Road founder carried millions worth of bitcoins on laptop

    The man accused of masterminding the Silk Road underground online marketplace had between $16 million and $18 million worth of bitcoins on the laptop he was using when he was arrested in October 2013, federal prosecutors testified in Manhattan federal court Thursday.

  • Scientists say AI fears unfounded, could hinder tech advances

    Artificial intelligence research for at least the foreseeable future is going to help humans, not harm them.

  • The end for 1024-bit SSL certificates is near, Mozilla kills a few more

    Website owners take notice: In weeks, Mozilla products including its popular Firefox browser will stop trusting an unknown number of SSL certificates that were issued using old root CA certificates with 1024-bit RSA keys.

  • LightCyber rolls out new features for endpoint malware detection platform

    LightCyber, another security startup with the roots in the Israeli military, has opened its doors in the U.S. and is announcing new products and features to make its mark in the crowded field of endpoint detection and remediation.

  • Mozilla puts old hardware to new use, runs Tor relays

    Mozilla has dusted off some decommissioned servers and networking gear and used them to set up high-speed relays on the Tor anonymity network.

  • Microsoft previews OneDrive for Business for the Mac

    Microsoft on Wednesday released the promised preview of OneDrive for Business for OS X, the first way to sidestep the browser when accessing company documents and the only way so far to sync files for offline use on a Mac.