Officials have criticized a new law aimed at improving national security, labeling it "discriminatory" against Chinese firms.
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Officials say new designations will allow the programs to compete for funding.
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As is with most cases, "classified information" — the alternative buzzword for "national security" — is cited as the reason why the controversial "privacy killer" CISPA will be amended in secret. But it's OK; it's only people's privacy at risk here.
Microsoft will later on this month fix nine flaws in total, including two critical vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and all versions of Windows.
The masterminds allegedly behind a cybercrime ring which stole millions of dollars from the financial industry and consumers have been arrested.
One U.S. law enforcement agency is struggling to snoop on messages sent by Apple devices, claiming they "cannot be intercepted." But lack of transparency on Apple's part may mean the technology giant is facing an influx of search warrants — and yet we don't know about it.
As California considers going above and beyond what the EU gives its citizens in data access request rights, technology and Web firms in Silicon Valley will likely fight any hopes of such rights hopping across the Atlantic.
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Weeks after US privacy groups called on Microsoft to disclose law enforcement requests to Skype, amid controversy over China surveillance and snooping, the software giant did. While China appears low in the table, the devil is in the details.