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US House passes NSA spying bill after Trump tweets cause confusion

The legislation is the culmination of a years-long debate in Congress on the proper scope of U.S. intelligence collection.

China's Alibaba under fire over use of customer data

Concerns mounted as Alipay customers learnt their data has been used non-consensually. 

Uber's use of encrypted messaging may set legal precedents

It is unclear when Uber began using Wickr, but last year it began paying for a business version that gave it the ability to preserve messages for as long as a year.
December 02, 2017 | 08:41 am GMT+7

Uber CEO says company failed to disclose massive breach in 2016

Uber's chief security officer and his deputy have been ousted because of the mishandling of the breach. 
November 22, 2017 | 09:38 am GMT+7

Backing Big Brother: Chinese facial recognition firms appeal to funds

China push for facial recognition technology bolsters start-ups as companies shrug off concerns about privacy rights.
November 15, 2017 | 09:58 am GMT+7

New iPhone brings face recognition (and fears) to the masses

While other devices have offered facial recognition, Apple is the first to pack the technology allowing for a three-dimensional scan into a hand-held phone.
October 29, 2017 | 08:47 am GMT+7

Security flaw prompts fears on Wi-Fi connections

Researcher said the flaw may also allow an attacker 'to inject ransomware or other malware into websites.'
October 17, 2017 | 09:07 am GMT+7

Uber to end post-trip tracking of riders as part of privacy push

The change, which restores users' ability to share location data only while using the app, is expected to be announced on Tuesday and rolled out to Apple Inc iPhone users starting ...
August 29, 2017 | 02:47 pm GMT+7

FBI warns parents of privacy risks associated with internet-connected toys

Such toys may contain parts or capabilities such as microphones, cameras, GPS, data storage and speech recognition that may disclose personal information.
July 18, 2017 | 08:12 am GMT+7

Want a mobile subscription in Vietnam? Say cheese for the camera

The millions of spam messages sent every day have forced the government to take action.
June 18, 2017 | 04:30 pm GMT+7

Trump signs repeal of US broadband privacy rules

Internet providers will be able to use geolocation, financial, health and children's information for advertising, given consumer consent.
April 04, 2017 | 09:15 am GMT+7

Yahoo is sued for gross negligence over unprecedented hacking

Names, email addresses, phone numbers, birth dates and encrypted passwords of its users had been compromised in late 2014.
September 24, 2016 | 07:53 am GMT+7
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