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'Warbiking' highlights the need for better wireless security

A high-tech bike ride around Sydney shows off how little thought many companies and individuals give to wireless security.

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Ordinary Web users reportedly snared in NSA surveillance

In 9 out of 10 cases, account holders in a cache of intercepted communications were not the intended targets, according to the Washington Post.

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NSA likely targets anybody who's 'Tor-curious'

Whether you're a regular user of Web privacy tools like Tor and Tails, or you've just checked out their websites, the NSA could be tracking your online movements, a new investigation reveals.

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Apple patent looks to smarten up the iPhone's security lock

A newly published patent envisions a more secure smartphone that will require a range of unlocking codes based on users' locations.

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Watchdog backs NSA foreign-spying program

The federal Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board calls the program "effective," but recommends some improvements.

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Senators pressure White House to get behind surveillance reform

In a letter to the president, US Sens. Al Franken and Dean Heller call for stronger transparency in the USA Freedom Act.

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Tool from Chinese hackers lets you modify newest version of iOS

Designed to hack Apple iOS version 7.1.1, the Pangu jailbreak tool also supports version 7.1.2 released Monday, according to tech blog Redmond Pie.

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​Microsoft flips switch on new webmail encryption

Following a Google report about Web-based email that raised questions about Microsoft's encryption efforts, Microsoft unveils major encryption milestones, including the use of TLS.

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NSA chief downplays damage caused by Snowden leaks

While former NSA head General Keith Alexander lambasted Edward Snowden for putting US security at risk, Vice Admiral Michael S. Rogers says the leaks don't mean "the sky is falling."

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A coalition of grassroots groups from across the political spectrum joined forces to fly an airship over the NSA's data center in Bluffdale, Utah on Friday, June 27, 2014, to protest the government's illegal mass surveillance program.  The environmental group Greenpeace flew its 135' long thermal airship over the data center carrying the message "NSA Illegal Spying Below".  Photo by Greenpeace

NSA spying protest takes to the skies in Utah

In the skies above the NSA's data center in Bluffdale, Utah, a lone airship protests mass government surveillance.

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A coalition of grassroots groups from across the political spectrum joined forces to fly an airship over the NSA's data center in Bluffdale, Utah on Friday, June 27, 2014, to protest the government's illegal mass surveillance program.  The environmental group Greenpeace flew its 135' long thermal airship over the data center carrying the message "NSA Illegal Spying Below".  Photo by Greenpeace

Airship over NSA data center protests spying (pictures)

Greenpeace, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Tenth Amendment Center join forces to protest the government's mass surveillance program.

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7 best practices for smartphone security

Check out these quick tips for protecting the privacy of your data and keeping your device safe from thieves.

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