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Facebook wants New York to destroy bulk user data seized under gag order

Microsoft, Google and some other tech companies are backing Facebook.

Instagram, Grindr, and more popular Android apps put user privacy at risk, researcher says

Instagram and Grindr stored images on their servers that were accessible without authentication

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New Facebook tool walks users through a privacy settings checkup

It's the latest initiative by the company to help its members make sure they're not over-sharing on the social networking site.

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How to keep your sexy selfies (and other sensitive files) safe in the cloud

Whether you're storing old tax returns or the occasional naughty photo, some files deserve some extra security. Here's how to keep them private.

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One more time: Use two-factor authentication on iCloud, even if there's a waiting period

Once more unto the password breach, dear friends, once more. Two-factor authentication might not have necessarily saved Jennifer Lawrence from getting hacked, but using it is still a good idea.

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Facebook says not to believe the rumors, wants you to trust its Messenger app

Contrary to Internet rumors, Facebook says that its Messenger app isn't really spying on you.

Google may offer accounts for kids, controls for parents

Children's accounts could go legit if Google can satisfy privacy requirements

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Fitness trackers are changing online privacy -- and it's time to pay attention

In the rush to get wearable devices to market, attention hasn't always been paid to security and privacy.

User beware -- that mobile app could be spying on you

A recent study of the 400 most popular iOS and Android apps reveals that nearly all free apps collect users' personal data.

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In search of a social site that doesn't lie

Facebook and OKCupid experiment on users. So what's wrong with that?

Researchers reveal 3 devious ways online trackers shatter your privacy and follow your digital footsteps

The use of such tracking tools may be unknown to most users, according to a research paper

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China's state-run TV calls the iPhone a national security threat; Apple disagrees

China's state-run television says that iOS 7's location services could inadvertently expose state secrets.

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Latest Snowden leak: Most data NSA collects is from non-targets

New information published by the Washington Post shows that much of the data intercepted by the NSA comes from individuals not suspected of any wrongdoing.

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Experts worry governments, 'commercial pressures' will undermine online freedom

What keeps Internet experts up at night? Pew Research Center's latest study gives us a glimpse.