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The metadata debate: What you need to know about data retention

The former head of the CIA has said "we kill people based on metadata", but as Australia introduces new data retention laws, the country's security chief says he's "not quite sure" what the fuss is about. So what is the truth behind data retention, and why does it matter?

By August 13, 2014

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Dojo's Pebble will monitor smart home metadata in an effort to stop digital security breaches.

By November 19, 2015

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UK data retention scheme ruled unlawful

The UK High Court has ruled that Britain's DRIPA data retention scheme is "inconsistent" with European law. The government warns losing access to metadata could cost lives.

By July 20, 2015


What is HDR for TVs, and why should you care?

High dynamic range (HDR) TVs are here and so is the first HDR content, with more of both on the way. Is this next-gen TV technology worth getting in your next TV?

By September 21, 2015


Apple removes iPhone app that reports US drone strikes

Metadata+ was deemed to contain "excessively rude or objectionable content" and no longer is in Apple's App Store.

By October 1, 2015


Android app shows how revealing phone metadata can be

To learn what the NSA can glean from metadata, Stanford students developed Metaphone, an app that analyzes phone records. How sensitive was the uncovered info? CNET's Sumi Das reports.

By May 29, 2014


New California law requires police to get warrants for online data

Backed by many tech firms and the ACLU, the privacy law hits the books but doesn't apply to federal law enforcement authorities.

By October 8, 2015


Remove metadata from Office files, PDFs, and images

Make sure you're not communicating more than you intend to when sharing files and uploading images by excising some of the data about your data.

By May 16, 2014


Every Android device is vulnerable to newly discovered bugs

With two new "Stagefright" vulnerabilities discovered, almost every Android device ever released is vulnerable to malicious hackers. Fixing the bug isn't simple.

By October 1, 2015


Print to PDF in Windows 10

Windows 10 has native support for PDF files -- finally.

By August 17, 2015