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  • How to check if your password was exposed in Gawker hack

    A security researcher today provided a way for users to see whether their e-mail addresses and passwords were among the 1.3 million compromised in a hack of Gawker Media's sites.

  • Keep your personal data off the market

    In 2003, author and security pioneer Simson Garfinkel conducted a study of data he found on second-hand hard drives. On eBay, Garfinkel bought the hard drive from an old ATM machine; it held 827 bank account PINs. Another drive he purchased on eBay had previously been owned by a medical center and contained information on 31,000 credit card numbers.

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  • Privacy is the new killer app

    A funny thing is happening in the wake of the <a href="">Edward Snowden NSA revelations</a>, the infamous <a href="">iCloud hack of celebrity nude photos</a>, and the hit parade of customer data breaches at <a href="">Target</a>, <a href="">Home Depot</a> and the <a href="">U.S. Postal Service</a>. If it's not the government looking at your data, it's bored, lonely teenagers from the Internet or credit card fraudsters.

  • Google's move into home automation means even less privacy

    Plans by smart thermostat maker Nest Labs to share some customer data with corporate parent Google means the search engine giant will be fending off privacy concerns as it expands into home automation.

  • Malvertising rise pushes ad industry to action

    With hidden malware on the rise, the online advertising industry may finally have to get its governance act together.

  • Is EU's 'right to be forgotten' really the 'right to edit the truth'?

    With Europe's top court ordering Google to allow people to basically edit their online personal histories, some wonder what this will mean for finding the truth online.

  • U.S. commercial drone industry struggles to take off

    The U.S. commercial drone industry is still struggling to get off the ground more than two years after President Obama signed into law a bill that permits the civilian use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) over the country's airspace.

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