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Edward Snowden has developed an iPhone case meant to kill surveillance

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has come up with a concept iPhone case that can help prevent the government from finding your location.

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Petition urges Apple not to release technology for jamming phone cameras

Over 11,000 people have signed a petition asking Apple not to deploy technology that would allow third parties like the police to use it to disable cameras on user phones under certain circumstances.

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Podcast 517: iCloud Music Library meets its Match

Apple Music, iCloud Music Library, and iTunes Match just got slightly less confusing, and Pokémon Go can't stop.

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Why ransomware criminals need great customer service

Yes, even bad-guy malware developers have to keep their "customers" happy. Read what happens when F-Secure tests the "help desks" of four crypto-locking malware makers.

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US Senator Al Franken has privacy concerns about Pokémon Go’s data collection

U.S. Senator Al Franken, a strong privacy advocate, has raised the inevitable question about the privacy of the extensive data the game collects from its users, including children, and whether the data is used for other purposes.

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Pokémon Go for iOS will stop requiring full Google account access

Pokémon Masters, beware: The iPhone app gains access to your Google account, but you can revoke the access now, and a better fix is coming.

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Armed robbers lured victims with Pokemon Go

With the launch of Pokemon Go last week, it's not just players but police that "gotta catch 'em all."

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Facebook brings end-to-end encryption to Messenger with ‘secret conversations’

Facebook Messenger now has an encrypted messaging tool, but it doesn't come close to covering all your conversations on the messaging platform.

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New Mac backdoor program steals keychain contents

Researchers have identified a new Mac backdoor program that's designed to steal credentials stored in the OS encrypted keychain and give attackers control over the system.

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Podcast 515: Facebook cuts Paper, its only good app

Susie and Caitlin have a lot of feelings about the loss of Paper, which is like rocks and scissors to our souls.

New Tor-powered backdoor malware targets Macs

Security researchers have found a new backdoor program that allows attackers to hijack Mac systems and control them over the Tor network.

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New Google prompt vastly simplifies two-factor authentication

The feature will be built into Android with a Play Services update and work on iOS through the Google app.

Apple fixes serious flaw in AirPort wireless routers

Apple has released firmware updates for its AirPort wireless base stations in order to fix a vulnerability that could put the devices at risk of hacking.

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Safari 10 will turn off Flash by default when it ships with macOS Sierra

Apple is driving another nail in the coffin of Adobe Flash by no longer telling websites that offer both Flash and HTML5 that the plug-in is installed on users' Macs.

Your cell phone number could be hijacked unless you add a PIN to your carrier account

Two-factor authentication and other verification systems are for naught if someone can call your phone carrier and get your number transferred to them.