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Ransomware, the weapon wielded in cyber attacks

A software that demands a ransom was the weapon of choice used in a wave of unprecedented global cyber attacks Friday that affected 130,000 systems in more than 100 countries.

«Revenge porn» on «mass scale» in Australia

Researchers on Monday urged tougher laws to protect victims of «revenge porn» in Australia after a survey revealed abuses, including shooting and sharing intimate images without permission, on a «mass scale».

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France, Amnesty activists demanding clemency for Snowden

Former CIA computer technician, in prison on charges of being the deep gorge of the so-called Datagate scandal of 2013, for revealing details about mass surveillance of American citizens by the government.

Online sharing a treasure trove for snoops

They show what we like, reveal who we've been with and flag where we are going. Social networks offer windows into people's lives, and exploiting those insights is big business -- with some sounding the alarm over the ever-growing intrusion from corporations and governments alike.

Wearable tech takes aim at health care costs

Stroll around the office or neighborhood six times a day, and earn $1.50 toward your health insurance. Step up activity a bit more and bring the total to $1,400 annually.

FBI hacks attacker's iPhone, drops Apple suit

The FBI has unlocked the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terror attackers, officials said, ending a heated legal standoff with Apple that had pitted US authorities against Silicon Valley.

Apple-FBI encryption showdown postponed, for now

The US government's decision to delay its effort to force Apple to help unlock an attacker's iPhone may only postpone the inevitable drawn-out battle over encryption and data protection.

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