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Kim Dotcom's Mega vows to create useable encrypted email for the masses

Kim Dotcom's Mega organization vows to create a new encrypted email system that would include functionality such as email search.

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Obama will preserve 'valuable' NSA surveillance programs, promises transparency

President Obama announced reforms to the NSA surveillance programs: "We can and must be more transparent."

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Beware of Apple Store phishing email

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A message is reportedly making the rounds purporting to offer a $200 Apple Store gift card. Don't believe it.

Hands-on: Twitter's new two-factor authentication sounds cool, but we can't get it to work

The encryption behind Twitter's new in-app security scheme sounds wonderful! Now, if only it worked...

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Twitter introduces 'in-tweet' abuse button after complaints

Twitter has revised its guidelines around abusive behavior following bomb and rape threats made against several prominent female users of the service in the U.K.

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Researcher: Fake USB chargers could hack into iPhones

Attendees at Black Hat security conference discover Trojan that enters infiltrates once you plug in.

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The Guardian: NSA’s XKeyscore program has nearly limitless access to all Internet activity

Newly unveiled NSA program from Edward Snowden shows how authorities have access to nearly all Internet activity including emails, browsing history, and even Facebook chats.

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Remains of the Day: What about Bob?

What's going on with Apple's Bob Mansfield? Will the new iPhone know you--I mean, really know you? And when is it okay for Apple to search its employees belongings?

Apple restores developer site taken offline after attack

Apple has restored key sections of its developer website, including the download center, more than a week after it took the portal offline.

Apple's developer site overhaul continues following breach

Apple is incrementally restoring its developer systems following an intrusion last week the company said may have divulged personal information about registered users.

Remains of the Day: Screen time

Apple may be using its patent embiggening ray on displays, the Apple Store app may soon offer you free stuff (not hardware, sorry), and the Apple hacking story of the week gets a little bit odder.

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App vulnerabilities under scrutiny at upcoming security conference

With the Blackhat conference kicking off this coming Saturday, application safety figures to be a major focus. In this video report, we look at a recently announced Android vulnerability.

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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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