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Disconnect Mobile is back in Google Play Store -- but it wasn't easy.

​Disconnect Mobile yanked again from Google Play

Android privacy and security app Disconnect Mobile finds itself on the outside of Google Play looking in -- for the second time in three weeks.

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Disconnect Mobile is back in Google Play Store -- but it wasn't easy.

Privacy guard Disconnect Mobile returns to Google Play

Disconnect Mobile's malicious ad and tracker shield returns to the Google Play Store with minor changes after Google banned the app.

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University of New Haven researchers found a host of Android apps leaked unencrypted data over the network, including images and chat messages, and could store files on publicly accessible servers.

Researchers find data leaks in Instagram, Grindr, OoVoo and more

Private messaging isn't so private, say University of New Haven researchers who found Android apps transmitting and storing unencrypted images, chats, screenshots and even passwords.

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The credit card data breaches of 2014

This year more than ever, retailers struggled with data breaches that exposed customer information including credit cards.

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Home Depot victim of same malware that hit Target -- researcher

A credit card hack allegedly uncovered at Home Depot reportedly used a variant of the same malware that affected Target customers last year, says security researcher Brian Krebs.

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Off-the-grid texting device GoTenna attracts antisurveillance crowd

A gadget for text messaging without cell service sees a spike in interest from the pro-privacy crypto and Bitcoin communities -- even though that wasn't its creators' intention.

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​Google tests password generator in Chrome browser

Watch out, LastPass and 1Password. Google is experimenting with its own password maker for the Chrome browser, though it's not clear if it will become a permanent fixture.

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Apple to beef up iCloud security alerts after celeb photo hack

CEO Tim Cook tells the Wall Street Journal it will send email alerts and push notifications when someone tries to make password changes or try to restore data or login to an account on a new device.

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The HealthCare.gov Web site is far from secure, says a group of security professionals.

Hackers breach Healthcare.gov, but no personal data stolen

Hackers infiltrated the US government's healthcare portal, but did not steal any data uploaded by customers.

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Just how safe are iCloud and other online services?

Even if you're not a celebrity like Jennifer Lawrence, there are plenty of reasons why you should protect yourself when storing information in the cloud. CNET's Sumi Das shows you how.

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Celebs, beware: Those nude selfies will be hacked and shared

Celebrities will continue to take nude photos of themselves and certain hackers will try their damnedest to uncover the goodies. All the more reason, say security experts, to fix bad habits.

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Guarding your iCloud from hackers

Hackers attacked the iCloud accounts of some celebrities, so it's time to boost your own cloud-security awareness. CNET's Bridget Carey offers tips on keeping your account secure and explains why deleting a photo doesn't always truly delete it.

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