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Hackers are getting better at tricking people into handing over passwords — here’s what to look out for, according to experts

Phishing scams are on the rise, and costing over $57 million from more than 114,000 victims in the US last year, according to the FBI.
Google announced it was buying Fitbit for $2.1 billion in November 2019.

Google’s $2.1 billion Fitbit acquisition is a major privacy risk, Europe data body warns

Google might struggle to get its Fitbit purchase over the line.
A Fulton, Wisconsin voter on a new system built by Microsoft and VotingWorks that lets voters confirm that their votes have been counted and not altered.

Microsoft says people don’t trust election results — and it’s pitching its own technology as the solution. It just faced its first r...

Microsoft's new voting technology was tested for the first time in Wisconsin — some were confused by it, but there weren't any glitches.

Lawmakers are seeking answers from Amazon about Ring’s partnerships with police, citing contradictions between its public statements and terms o...

Ring has said it only hands over user data to police when required by law, but lawmakers say its terms of service appear to contradict that promise.

Facebook’s dating app rollout in Europe is delayed after regulators raise questions about data privacy

Facebook recently launched its in-app dating feature in the United States, and was scheduled to launch it in Europe the day before Valentine's Day.

The Equifax hack proved China is trying to steal your stuff — and America’s political dysfunction is letting them take it

OPINION: If our political system weren't so broken, companies like Equifax might actually have security in place to prevent a Chinese military hack.
Mark Penn.

Advertisers panic over privacy, a new ad agency emerges, and Mark Penn looks for savings at MDC

Google's plan to get rid of the cookies that are the bedrock of digital advertising has marketers scrambling.
The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in Langley

Leaked documents reportedly show the CIA secretly bought an encryption company and used it to spy on clients — while turning a profit

The CIA secretly listened in on communications by spies, diplomats, military officials, calling it "the intelligence coup of the century."

These email apps are scraping information from your inbox and selling the data for a profit

The apps are primarily interested in tracking receipts and shipping emails that show people's consumer behavior.

A new warrant reveals how Apple detects child pornography and works with law enforcement

Apple's servers automatically detect images previously marked as child abuse, and quarantine them so they can be inspected.