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Jaikumar Vijayan is a freelance technology writer specializing in computer security and privacy topics. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packad's marketing website TechBeacon.

Rights group lauds privacy changes in Apple's iOS 6

Apple has received rare praise from a leading rights advocacy group for incorporating important new privacy enhancing features in its recently released iOS 6 operating system.

FBI denies it was source of leaked Apple device ID data

The FBI denied that the 1 million unique device identifiers for Apple devices posted publicly by hacker group AntiSec on Monday had come from its computers.

Judge refuses to set aside $675K fine in music piracy case

In the latest twist in a saga that has dragged on for seven years, a federal judge refused to set aside a $675,000 fine that a jury imposed on a former college student for illegally downloading 30 songs.

Privacy groups hail Google, FTC settlement over Apple Safari tracking

Privacy advocates welcomed news of a possible Google proposal to settle Federal Trade Commission charges related to its surreptitious tracking of Safari users.

LinkedIn provides breach update -- sort of

In an update that raises more questions than it answers, LinkedIn assured members that the company is working hard to protect their personal data in the wake of a security breach that exposed about 6.5 million hashed LinkedIn passwords.