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  • Internet sites scramble to patch 'Heartbleed' bug, reassure users

    Internet sites scramble to patch 'Heartbleed' bug, reassure users
    As word spread this week about the dreaded "Heartbleed" bug, consumers and Websites struggled to understand the implications and sort through some of the more apocalyptic pronouncements being made about the problem. 
  • Privacy groups urge FTC to probe Facebook's deal to buy WhatsApp

    Privacy groups urge FTC to probe Facebook's deal to buy WhatsApp
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy are urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp. The privacy groups...

    OfficeMax executive apologizes over 'daughter killed' mailer

    OfficeMax executive apologizes over 'daughter killed' mailer
    An off-and-on customer of OfficeMax, Mike Seay has gotten the office supply company's junk mail for years. But the mail that the grieving Lindenhurst, Ill., father said he got from OfficeMax last week was different. The envelope appeared to be a typical...

    More than 309,000 identities exposed in University of Maryland cyberattack

    More than 309,000 identities exposed in University of Maryland cyberattack
    The personal information of more than 309,000 students, staff and alumni of the University of Maryland was compromised in a "sophisticated" cyberattack, University President Wallace Loh announced Wednesday. The breached database held names, Social...

    Amid NSA spying, European lawmakers vote to tighten data protection

    European lawmakers on Monday voted overwhelmingly to approve new data protections aimed at shielding citizens' private communications from the probing eyes of intelligence operatives and commercial snoopers. The first major upgrade in the continent's...