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Abuse, theft, exposure: What’s in store for your web history

“If you’re being watched, you change your behavior, and that means you have less freedom.
I don’t think you can have freedom without privacy.” —Kevin Mitnick, quoted in my new book, "Hacking the Hacker."
The United States has a long history of protecting at least some individual privacy rights with respect to common carriers. Much of the current protection was gained with the passage of the Communications Act of 1934 and further amended by the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

The 1934 act put radio and telephone companies under the control of the FCC, and the 1996 act added ISPs and cable companies.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Nuclear power policy in the ’80s caused low birth weights after...

Researcher says a more measured approach to nuclear fears may have produced better outcomes.

Video shows Galaxy S8 face recognition can be defeated with a...

Face unlock feature once again defeated with anything resembling owner's face.

Pruitt chooses not to ban pesticide after scientists find neurotoxicity

Chlorpyrifos, already banned from most household products, affects memory, learning.

VU#342303: Pandora iOS app does not properly validate SSL certificates

The Pandora iOS app fails to properly validate SSL certificates provided by HTTPS connections,which may enable an attacker to conduct man-in-the-middle(MITM)attacks.

SAS, Canonical turn silly over open source

Roughly 26 years after Linux pushed open source into mainstream enterprise adoption, we're still debating how big a role open source should play -- at least, some people are. Developers aren't in that group: Open source has become part of the "furn...

“Startlingly effective” TV ads for testosterone helped lead to over-prescription

Only ~7% of men may need testosterone meds, but sales jumped 10-fold amid TV ads.

How did Yahoo get breached? Employee got spear phished, FBI suggests

Unwitting sysadmin or other employee was conned out of credentials, FBI theorizes.

“Radioactive Boy Scout” died of alcohol poisoning, not radiation, father says

David Charles Hahn's dad: "I’m proud of my son and I’m very sad that he’s gone."

Yahoo to give Marissa Mayer $23 million parting gift after sale...

Mayer will leave as what remains of Yahoo becomes Altaba holding company.

Longer heat waves, heavier smog go hand in hand with climate...

Pollution and extreme temperatures go hand in hand.

Leak of CIA Hacking Secrets Serves as Alert to Close Security...

NEWS ANALYSIS: The exposure of the U.S.

Central Intelligence Agency’s hacking tools give an unsettling look at the capabilities of U.S. spies, but also a clear view of your vulnerabilities.