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Canary promises a sophisticated home-security system for the 47 percent

Company hopes to crowd-fund its way into the ranks of ADT and Vivint.

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Remains of the Day: Quick hits

Apple debates how to give your iPhone the finger(print), Google Maps goes on a destructive rampage, and development of the fabled iWatch may hinge upon an all-star cast.

In the run-up to Black Hat conference, all apps are suspicious

A lot of security companies are focusing on app safety in the build-up to Blackhat, the major security conference held in Las Vegas each summer. Here's a look at one company the discovered a significant Android vulnerability.

Remains of the Day: Jungle boogie

Malware gets nasty about your surfing habits, Apple may want its own answer to Kinect, and the sounds of endangered species are the new hot sounds to listen to on your iPod.

New digitally signed Mac malware confuses users with right-to-left file name tricks

The malware is digitally signed and is probably used in targeted attacks, researchers from F-Secure said.

Alert! Study finds Internet users heed browser warnings

Security warnings displayed by Web browsers are far more effective at deterring risky Internet behavior than was previously believed, according to a new study.

on pcworld.com

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Pirate Bay co-founder developing un-spyable mobile messaging app

Keep Big Brother at bay with this surprisingly design-minded encrypted mobile app.

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Google adds malware, phishing numbers to its transparency report to make the Web 'safer'

Google is revealing some new numbers around malware and phishing attempts in an effort to get more people thinking about online security and to make the Web safer.

on pcworld.com

LinkedIn outage prompts security concerns

LinkedIn's domain name was temporarily redirected to a third-party server Thursday, which resulted in a service outage and potentially put user accounts at risk of compromise.

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Apple responds to Prism reports, emphasizes user-privacy efforts

In an open letter posted to the company's website, Apple provides information about what kinds of data it does and does not provide to U.S. government agencies, when it provides that information, and how the company promises to protect user privacy.

Facebook, Microsoft disclose FISA requests, sort of

Both Facebook and Microsoft asked for and received permission to disclose FISA and other government requests for information following the Prism scandal.

on pcworld.com

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Does encryption really shield you from government's prying eyes?

Encrypting data may not guard against surveillance, some experts say, while others argue in favor of taking steps to protect privacy.

on pcworld.com

Obama addresses Prism surveillance, says government isn't listening to your calls

In an effort to quell outrage over the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, President Obama says the government is striking a balance between security and privacy.

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Privacy groups, lawmakers rip into NSA surveillance

Privacy groups and some lawmakers are in an uproar after news reports this week that the U.S. National Security Agency is conducting broad surveillance of the nation's residents.

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