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12.16.15
Hillary Clinton's private server had two 'top secret' emails
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Hillary Clinton's private server had two 'top secret' emails

Critics are concerned that the messages might have been insecure.

By J. Fingas,   12.16.15
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12.14.15
US officials investigate 'hoverboard' safety
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US officials investigate 'hoverboard' safety

The Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to know if self-balancing scooters are safe.

By J. Fingas,   12.14.15
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12.09.15
The White House wants your thoughts on encryption
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The White House wants your thoughts on encryption

The US government wants your input on whether the US should protect strong encryption or introduce back doors.

By J. Fingas,   12.09.15
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11.29.15
The Pirate Bay won't be blocked on its home turf
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The Pirate Bay won't be blocked on its home turf

Sweden is one of the few countries in Europe that won't make internet providers block The Pirate Bay.

By J. Fingas,   11.29.15
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11.28.15
The NSA's mass US phone surveillance ends tonight
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The NSA's mass US phone surveillance ends tonight

As of midnight on November 29th, the NSA can no longer scoop up US phone call data indiscriminately.

By J. Fingas,   11.28.15
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11.25.15
Facebook's new alert system warned the US about Iranian hackers
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Facebook's new alert system warned the US about Iranian hackers

If it weren't for Facebook code that warns about state-sponsored hacks, the US State Department might not have caught an Iranian attack when it did.

By J. Fingas,   11.25.15
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11.24.15
FCC hires a privacy guru to help lead its telecom investigations
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FCC hires a privacy guru to help lead its telecom investigations

The FCC has hired Jonathan Mayer to help crack down on telecoms that violate your privacy and security.

By J. Fingas,   11.24.15
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11.23.15
Bangladesh blocks Facebook and chat apps to stop 'crimes'
11.23.15

Bangladesh blocks Facebook and chat apps to stop 'crimes'

Bangladesh may be trying to silence unrest over planned executions by banning social networks.

By J. Fingas,   11.23.15
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11.22.15
China and the US create a 'space hotline' to avoid conflicts
11.22.15

China and the US create a 'space hotline' to avoid conflicts

The US and China can reach each other directly to make sure a space emergency doesn't lead to a fight.

By J. Fingas,   11.22.15
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