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White House privacy proposal aims to give you control over your data

Some privacy advocates, however, say the draft bill limits privacy enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission.

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White House: Apple Pay will support debit cards for Social Security and veterans benefits

The federal government just endorsed Apple Pay in a big way.

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Apple's Tim Cook warns that sacrificing privacy 'risks our way of life'

Apple's chief believes the personal impact of security breaches can be devastating

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Personal weather stations can expose your Wi-Fi network

Netatmo weather stations upload Wi-Fi passwords and SSIDs to the company's servers over insecure connections

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Facebook introduces Legacy Contacts to manage your account when you die

A “legacy contact” gives users a little more control over their social networking afterlives, while keeping full account access on lockdown.

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Shhh! Your smart TV is eavesdropping on you

Samsung’s Smart TV privacy policy is raising new concerns about eavesdropping, though it’s not the first example of unnerving behavior from our televisions.

on techhive.com

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1Password's update highlights the difference between two-step and two-factor verification

Time-based one-time passwords are a second step, but not always a second factor. Still, for a lot of people they're a step up in security.

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When it comes to security, who can you trust?

Trust is a difficult commodity to measure, but Glenn Fleishman has some advice for how to tell if a company or service deserves your confidence.

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The best defenses against Verizon's invasive, already-being-abused web tracking

There are several tools that can block third-party advertising companies from zeroing in on your Web browsing.

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Instagram fixes flaw that let people see your private photos

Web links to once-public Instagram images lived on, even when you made your account private.