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Jaikumar Vijayan is a freelance technology writer specializing in computer security and privacy topics. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packad's marketing website TechBeacon.

Malware that struck Target has familiar roots, researchers say

iSight describes the Trojan as sophisticated derivation of older point-of-sale malware.

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Google's legal loss for Street View snooping called 'flawed'

A U.S appellate court's decision earlier this week to permit a wiretapping case against Google to proceed, is based on flawed reasoning, a leading technology think-tank says.

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear petition over $222,000 music piracy judgment

Jammie Thomas-Rasset, a Minnesota woman who has been fighting for years to reverse a $222,000 judgment for music piracy, finally ran out of legal appeals Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear her petition for a review of the case.

Verizon patent application for TV snooping tech rejected

The U.S. Patent Office has delivered a 'non-final' rejection of a Verizon patent application for a controversial technology that would serve targeted ads to TV viewers based on what they're doing or saying in front of their sets.


Why what happened to the Internet in Syria couldn't happen here

The Internet shutdown in Syria probably took very little to accomplish considering the country's limited Internet infrastructure and international connectivity, network analysts said Friday.

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