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Data breach hits roughly 15M T-Mobile customers, applicants

A hack of Experian, the company that handles credit checks for the wireless carrier, results in the loss of T-Mobile customers' Social Security numbers, birth dates and names.

By October 1, 2015


Facebook dealt privacy blow as US-Europe data-sharing pact declared illegal

A ruling by Europe's highest court puts Facebook and other companies in a tough spot over how they handle user data.

By October 6, 2015


Tech titans warn MovieTube suit could revive Stop Online Piracy Act

Google, Facebook among those that say the film studios' suit against the MovieTube site aims to resurrect the wide powers that copyright holders would have had if SOPA had become law.

By August 11, 2015


TPP trade deal ready for final approval as digital rights groups sound warning

After five years of marathon talks, the Trans-Pacific Partnership has finally been agreed to. But as trade leaders take the hard sell back home, civil liberties advocates say the deal is bad news for digital rights.

By October 5, 2015


Edward Snowden joins Twitter: A public platform for a privacy advocate

The move to the popular social media service makes Snowden, the man who revealed government surveillance programs, more publicly accessible.

By September 29, 2015


How to turn off iOS 9's automated traffic helper

The newly updated OS seems to think you want traffic updates when you go certain places. If you don't, here's the fix.

By September 29, 2015


Microsoft, Asus deal combines Android patents, Office bundling

Commentary: Is Microsoft making Office software and services part of its patent-licensing negotiation terms? A new deal between Microsoft and Asus points in that direction.

By October 2, 2015


Tech Retrospect: Apple Watch straps and AT&T's new throttling rules

With the Apple Watch strap market about to blow up, Apple releases some guidelines. Also, AT&T changes its rules on throttling, and Google accidentally announces its next version of Android. All that and more in your look back at the week in tech.

By May 8, 2015


Feds wallop AT&T with $25M fine over stolen customer data

AT&T settles with FCC over customer data that was stolen from data centers overseas and used to unlock stolen mobile phones.

By April 8, 2015


When hackers get hacked: Secretive spy software team falls victim to attack

Unhappy with Hacking Team for allegedly selling software to repressive governments, hackers publish stolen data.

By July 6, 2015