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  • Hacked Adult Friend Finder database offered for $17,000

    An unredacted version of a database said to be stolen from Adult Friend Finder is being offered for sale for 70 bitcoins, or around US$17,000.

  • Factory reset in Android phones leaves sensitive user data behind

    It's common sense to reset an Android phone to its factory state before selling or disposing of it. But beware, researchers recently found that this often fails to properly wipe all sensitive user data from the device.

  • US Senate blocks NSA surveillance reform bill

    The U.S. Senate voted early Saturday to block the USA Freedom Act, a legislation that aimed to put an end to the bulk collection of telephone records by the National Security Agency.

  • US Senate leader pushes to extend NSA phone dragnet

    The U.S. Senate was deadlocked on Friday over whether to extend authorization for the National Security Agency's massive collection of domestic telephone records, with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insisting the surveillance program should continue with no new limits.

  • Adblock browsers for Android and iOS to keep mobile ads, tracking at bay

    By building browsers with integrated ad blocking, German company Eyeo hopes to attract more users. A beta version of the Android browser is now available for download from the Play store.

  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, May 22

    Connected cars will mean mobile traffic jams, US wants to ban export of some security tools, exploits...Google planning IoT OS...and more tech news.

  • Secom security drone follows, photographs intruders

    If you think drones are more than slightly creepy, wait until you meet one that will autonomously follow you and record video.

  • Alibaba's UC Browser found leaking users' data

    A mobile browser owned by China's Alibaba Group contained privacy risks that could have exposed users' personal data, according to a security group.

  • Freelance hacking site vows to clean up dodgy listings

    Charles Tendell is trying to repair a reputation problem for his website, Hacker's List.

  • ICAC suffers embarrassing web security failure

    The website of the New South Wales' anti-corruption watchdog, the Independent Commission Against Corruption, is being actively exploited by spammers but the organisation seems none the wiser.

  • Leaked database of Adult Friend Finder still online

    Adult Friend Finder, one of the largest online dating sites, may have been breached more than two months ago, and the sensitive files -- include names, ages, email addresses, zip codes and more -- are apparently still online.

  • Leaked database of Adult Friend Finder still online

    Adult Friend Finder, one of the largest online dating sites, may have been breached more than two months ago, and the sensitive files -- include names, ages, email addresses, zip codes and more -- are apparently still online.

  • US Senate leader to push for vote to renew NSA phone dragnet

    The U.S. Senate on Thursday failed to move forward on efforts to extend the section of the Patriot Act that the National Security Agency has used to collect millions of domestic telephone records.

  • Netgear and ZyXEL confirm NetUSB flaw, are working on fixes

    Networking device manufacturers ZyXEL Communications and Netgear have confirmed that some of their routers are affected by a recently disclosed vulnerability in a USB device-sharing service called NetUSB.

  • Yandex tries to improve privacy features of its new browser

    Russian Internet company Yandex has released a beta version of its new browser that the company says is more privacy-friendly than an earlier build.

  • Startup Cyber adAPT takes on threat detection

    Cyber adAPT, a startup springing from DARPA funded research, is shipping its first products that detect network compromises and gather data that can be used later for forensic analysis of breaches.

  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, May 12

    Senators block vote to extend NSA powers... healthcare hack hits 1.1 million victims... Apple fixes security flaws in Watch... and more tech news.

  • Gathering Dallas Buyers Club downloader details not cheap, say ISPs

    Dallas Buyers Club LLC has questioned an estimate produced by ISPs of how much it could cost to gather the details of customers linked to a collection of IP addresses. Lawyers representing DBC LLC today also hinted at casting a wider net to catch pirates, potentially opening up other ISPs' customers to court action.

  • US proposes tighter export rules for computer security tools

    The U.S. Commerce Department has proposed tighter export rules for computer security tools, a potentially controversial revision to an international agreement aimed at controlling weapons technology.

  • RadioShack, US states reach agreement on sale of customer data

    RadioShack has reached agreement with U.S. states over the sale of customer data, by consenting to limit the number of email addresses to be sold, and giving customers the opportunity to be removed from the list.