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WhatsApp bug allows for interception of shared locations

Researchers identified a vulnerability in WhatsApp that could enable an attacker to intercept shared locations using a man-in-the-middle attack, or a rogue access point.

Google tweaks its terms of service for clarity on Gmail scanning

The company is currently dealing with a lawsuit that challenges its email scanning practices.

Competition challenges students to think like IT professionals

An upcoming college competition will test students' abilities to defend a simulated small company's servers against possible security threats and attacks while keeping the servers running.

Most Heartbleed detection tools have bugs of their own, firm finds

London-based CNS Hut3 warns that flaws in many Heartbleed detection tools could give companies a "false sense of security."

Two plead guilty for roles in separate Android app piracy groups

Two members of different Android app piracy groups pleaded guilty this week to conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement.

Study: Eighteen percent of online adults have had personal info stolen

About 18 percent of online adults have had personal information stolen, and more than 20 percent had an email or social networking account compromised.

Tech manufacturer's online payment system breached

LaCie confirmed an unauthorized party used malware to access its online payment system for almost a year and could have stolen customer information.

Feds to roll out face recognition database by summer

The Next Generation Identification database currently has more than 16 million face images, and is expected to house more than 52 million images by next year.

FTC warns Facebook on changing WhatsApp privacy policies

Both companies publicly stated that messaging service's privacy policy wouldn't be affected by the acquisition, but if they were, Facebook would have to receive users' consent.

Karpeles won't appear in U.S. deposition, cites Treasury subpoena

Lawyers for Mark Karpeles told a federal judge the Mt. Gox founder must first secure legal counsel to represent him in a Treasury Department subpoena.

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