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Report: Cybercrime Costs US $12.7M a Year

The cost of attacks on large companies is up by 10 percent. Continue reading

Mysterious Campaign Appears to be Latest Salvo in Net Neutrality Battle [Updated]

Telecom industry’s stealth campaign uses everything from art installations to LOLcats. Continue reading

‘Secret’ App Denies Tracking Claims

Whisper, an app designed for people to share secrets anonymously, denies reports that it has been tracking users by location. Continue reading

Bits Blog: Privacy Questions Emerge for the Social App Whisper

The social network, which allows users to post updates without using their real names, is facing criticism that it promises more privacy than it’s capable of delivering.
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Privacy Advocates Don’t Buy FBI’s Warning About Encryption Practices

FBI Director James Comey used his first major policy address to warn that new encryption techniques could lock out law enforcement trying to solve crimes. He wants a back door into smartphones. Continue reading

UK Builds Child Abuse Image Database

The UK is creating a national database of images of child sexual abuse seized during police raids on paedophiles and sites that trade in the content. Continue reading

Twitter Users Respond to ‘Experiments’

The social media site tests ways to make timelines “interesting or entertaining” and releases Audio Card. Continue reading

VIDEO: Tech Review: This Week’s Headlines

A French bank allows its customers to pay people via tweets, plus other technology news Continue reading

Whisper CTO Says Tracking “Anonymous” Users Not a Big Deal, Really

Says Guardian article was “laughable,” then gets schooled by Moxie Marlinspike. Continue reading

FBI Director to Citizens: Let Us Spy on You

Encryption will “lead all of us to a very dark place,” FBI director says. Continue reading

When Disaster Strikes, Facebook Lets Friends Know You’re OK

Facebook’s newest tool, known as Safety Check, aims to allow people to quickly alert friends and family that they are safe after a natural disaster. Continue reading

Microsoft Mashes All Its IT Conferences into One Event—Ignite

First event in Chicago next May. Continue reading

Los Angeles Court Got License Plate Reader Ruling Totally Wrong, Groups Say

In appeal, ACLU and EFF say court has “fundamental misunderstanding” of LPRs. Continue reading

Privacy Router Anonabox Gets $600K in Crowdfunding—And Huge Backlash

Privacy Router Anonabox Gets $600K in Crowdfunding—And Huge Backlash

The Tor-enabled router project known as Anonabox successfully tapped into thousands of Internet users’ desire for simpler privacy tech. Unfortunately, it wasn’t ready for the scrutiny that success brought with it.

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Your Car Won’t Start. Did You Make The Loan Payment?

Growing numbers of lenders are getting tech savvy, remotely disabling debtors’ cars and tracking customer data to ensure timely payment of subprime auto loans. Continue reading

James Comey, F.B.I. Director, Hints at Action as Cellphone Data Is Locked

Mr. Comey said on Thursday that the “post-Snowden pendulum” that has driven Apple and Google to offer fully encrypted cellphones had “gone too far.”

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Designer Viruses Could Be the New Antibiotics

To combat “superbugs,” scientists have made viruses that make them mundane. Continue reading

DealBook: Cyberattack at JPMorgan Chase Also Hit Website of Bank’s Corporate Race

Hackers may have infiltrated the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge as a test before the breach of the bank’s internal systems.

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SMS Service Could Spot the Next Ebola Outbreak Zone

“We’ll be able to tell how many fever ‘code words’ have been sent from a particular area.” Continue reading

UK Coders Triumph in Europe Contest

Three youngsters from the UK triumph in a Europe-wide coding competition organised by Microsoft. Continue reading