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  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    AND SO IT GOES 1 1/2 stars. Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton team for the first time in a wincingly sappy three-quarter-life rom-com about a Scrooge-like widower and a wifty lounge-singing widow and the unexpected appearance of a cute-as-a-button...
  • The Blackphone ships -- built for stealth

    The Blackphone ships -- built for stealth
    The Blackphone, the first smartphone focused on privacy, began shipping Monday. Designed for users primarily concerned about privacy and data protection, the Blackphone carries a high price tag: $629, with no subsidy available through cellphone carriers....
  • Privacy group calls for regulators to act against Facebook

    Privacy group calls for regulators to act against Facebook
    An online privacy organization filed a complaint against Facebook with U.S. regulators Thursday, saying the company “purposefully messed with people's minds” in conducting a controversial 2012 experiment. Facebook has come under fire after...
  • Rachel Marsden: Have intelligence agencies become too reliant on technology?

    PARIS -- A newly leaked document stolen by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden last year reveals that one of the NSA's partner agencies within the "Five Eyes" Anglo-intelligence network -- Britain's Government Communications...
  • Facebook experiment becomes a debate over power and consent

    Facebook experiment becomes a debate over power and consent
    When Facebook performed an experiment to see if it could secretly affect users' emotions, were you really surprised? Academics were galled, knowing they would need explicit permission from research subjects and strict ethical oversight to perform such...
  • Austrian data activist's suit against Facebook gets 25,000 plaintiffs

    Austrian data activist's suit against Facebook gets 25,000 plaintiffs
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Data protection activists challenging Facebook in a Vienna court said on Wednesday they had closed the list of plaintiffs after 25,000 people joined a campaign alleging that the social media giant had violated users' privacy. "We hoped...
  • Rachel Marsden: Separating cybersecurity hype from reality

    LAS VEGAS -- The big players in the global information-security industry are intermingling with computer hackers this week at the annual Black Hat conference in Las Vegas. Even Chris Inglis, who stepped down as the deputy director of the National Security...
  • Small businesses at high risk for data breach

    To the money managers at Silversage Advisors in Irvine, it seemed like a no-brainer to store backup computer drives far from the main office to ensure seamless operations in case of a calamity. Then professional burglars hit the home where the drives...
  • Automatically read the fine print on your contracts, or you could automatically renew terms you don't like

    The Watchdog has reminded you countless times about the need to read the fine print on all of your paperwork so you know what you're getting into, and how you can get out when you need to. Too many people still don't do that, and Pennsylvania Sen. Bob...
  • As end of Russia visa approaches, Edward Snowden seeks extension

    As end of Russia visa approaches, Edward Snowden seeks extension
    Fugitive national security contractor Edward Snowden has filed the paperwork to extend his refuge in Russia as the July 31 expiration of his asylum grant approaches, his lawyer told Russian media on Wednesday. Snowden has indicated in interviews...
  • 5-year-old finds Xbox security flaw

    5-year-old finds Xbox security flaw
    A 5-year-old in San Diego might have a future working in Internet security.  ABC News reports that 5-year-old Kristoffer Von Hassel managed to hack into his father's Xbox Live account, bypassing the login screen by simply hitting the space bar a few...