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Apple denies 'backdoor' NSA access

Apple said Tuesday it had no "backdoor" in its products after a security researcher and a leaked document suggested the US National Security Agency had unfettered access to the iPhone.

dateJan 01, 2014 in Internet
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Discrimination potential seen in 'big data' use

A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used to discriminate against Americans on issues such as housing and employment ...

dateApr 26, 2014 in Internet
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NSC backs disclosing software vulnerabilities

Disclosing vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software is in the national interest and shouldn't be withheld from the public unless there is a clear national security or law enforcement need, President Barack Obama's ...

dateApr 13, 2014 in Security
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Report: NSA eyed preset strikes in cyberattacks

The National Security Agency secretly planned a cyberwarfare program that could automatically fire back at cyberattacks from foreign countries without any human involvement, creating the risk of accidentally ...

dateAug 13, 2014 in Security
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UK says cyber-spies monitor Facebook, Google use

The U.K.'s electronic spy agency is legally allowed to track the online activities of millions of Britons who use U.S.-based platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google, Britain's top counterterrorism ...

dateJun 17, 2014 in Internet
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Microsoft says it snooped on Hotmail to track leak

Microsoft Corp., which has skewered rival Google Inc. for going through customer emails to deliver ads, acknowledged Thursday it had searched emails in a blogger's Hotmail account to track down who was leaking ...

dateMar 21, 2014 in Security
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