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Target confirms customer PINs were taken in breach, but says data is safe

But the PINs were encrypted and therefore should be inaccessible to hackers, according to the retailer

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Eye for an eye: Researchers foil camera indicator light on some MacBooks

Just when you thought that computers couldn't possibly get any creepier, two American researchers have figured out a way to record video from a Mac's camera without causing the indicator light to come on.

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Researchers: Older Mac webcams can spy without activating warning light

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University created an application that can disable the LED on first-generation iSight cameras while in use.

Proposed California law would mandate smartphone kill switch

The bill, if passed, could effectively mean kill switches on phones sold across the US.

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Most iPhone users have activation lock enabled, survey finds

The survey, by San Francisco's district attorney, sees room for improvement in Apple's implementation

Tech companies ask governments to reform surveillance practices

Eight companies, from Apple to Yahoo, want world governments to revisit their surveillance laws.

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