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5 privacy fixes your Facebook News Feed needs by New Year’s

Facebook's privacy settings are a labyrinth of information. Here's what you need to know.

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Wickr brings its self-destructing messages to Windows, Mac and Linux

Just like the mobile version, Wickr's new desktop apps sends messages that vanish without a trace. But there's one thing it can't do on the new platforms that's pretty important.

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Bluetooth 4.2 supercharges smart homes, blocks privacy-bashing Beacons

Future Bluetooth devices could connect to the Internet through regular home routers, and require opt-in approval for privacy-invading Beacons.

on techhive.com

Twitter starts peeking at the other apps on your phone

Use Uber? Snapchat? Google Maps? Now Twitter knows.

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Facebook lays ground for ad push and payments with updated privacy policy

The network is being up-front about what data it’s collecting about you and why (because ads).

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iCloud Drive is backing up files you haven't saved yet

It's a feature, not a bug, but Glenn Fleishman thinks Apple should at least give users a choice.

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Top messaging apps flat-out flunk EFF's security review

The organization ranked 39 digital communication tools based on security features and best practices

on pcworld.com

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Court rules cops can demand fingerprints, not passcodes, to unlock smartphones

A Virginia judge says forcing people to incriminate themselves violates the 5th Amendment.

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4 key takeaways (and 1 non-news tidbit) from Apple CEO Tim Cook's WSJD talk

Apple's boss was his usual coy self at an industry conference, but still revealed a few hints of the future.

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Continuity and Spotlight highlight the need to closely examine where our data goes

SMS forwarding is great on its face, but it could weaken two-factor authentication schemes—and that's not the only problem.