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FAQs about hacks: Everything you need to know about the Syrian Electronic Army

What is the Syrian Electronic Army? What are they after? Should you be scared? Read on for the answers.

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Facebook does Prism damage control with first government request report

The U.S., of course, led the list of countries fighting for access to Facebook’s user account data.

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AgileBits teases significant revamp of 1Password for OS X

AgileBits isn't shaking in its boots over Apple's announcement of iCloud Keychain; in fact, it's meeting it head on with a major update to 1Password for OS X due this fall.

Remains of the Day: Kyrie Ellison

What does it truly mean to be ... Apple-y? One analyst gives it his best shot. Elsewhere, a billionaire hands down judgment on Apple without Steve Jobs, and London trash cans are collecting more than just rubbish.

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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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Automator workflow of the month: Easily encrypt folders

It's possible to create encrypted disk images with Apple's Disk Utility, but why bother when you can do it faster and more easily with Automator?

Review: Keeper password manager is powerful and simple, but pricey

Keeper helps you keep your logins safe from prying eyes with a simple and effective user interface that works across just about any platform you can thing of. Unfortunately, syncing -- a feature that just about everyone needs these days -- comes at a steep price.

Switch to Mac: Security basics

Just purchased your first Mac, or thinking of making the switch? Rich Mogull goes over what you need to know about security, antivirus software, and more.