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Secret loopholes drive NSA's 'unrestrained surveillance' on Americans

Thanks to a three-decade-old executive order, researchers say, Fourth Amendment protections against warrantless domestic surveillance may not be as strong as first thought.

By June 30, 2014


Apple promises to fix OS X encryption flaw 'very soon'

The iPhone and iPad maker on Friday issued a fix for its mobile devices, but left its Mac lineup unpatched. But not for long, Apple says.

By February 22, 2014


NSA disguised itself as Google to spy, say reports

If a recently leaked document is any indication, the US National Security Agency -- or its UK counterpart -- appears to have put on a Google suit to gather intelligence.

By September 12, 2013


Some Android apps could leak personal data, researchers find

German security researchers found that eight percent of the applications they analyzed have code that is vulnerable to attack.

By October 22, 2012


Browsers tackle the 'BEAST' Web security problem

Mozilla considers disabling Java in Firefox as a solution to a weakness with the Transport Layer Security protocol used for accessing sensitive Web sites.

By September 29, 2011


Buzz Out Loud 796: Is that an HTC Dream in your pocket?

In today's show, we're introduced to the concept of the "banana phone" (complete with drawings), China tells GoDaddy to Go Away, and a Scottish bank sends a computer into the eBay abyss full of customer data.

By August 26, 2008


False security: Is Bank of America lying to its customers?

A bank that guarantees its online users safety and security has direct evidence that its Web-based banking system is not bullet-proof. Should that bank tells its users?

By September 20, 2007