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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.

UK cosmetic surgery group extorted by hacker that stole data on 500K

An attacker stole information on 500,000 individuals that submitted inquiries on the Harley Medical Group website, and then attempted to extort the UK-based cosmetic surgery group for money.

Google considers boosting rankings of websites that encrypt

The head of Google's Webspam team would like to see the company reward developers for encryption in an attempt to better protect Web users.

Texas man receives 14 more charges for brute-force attack

Fidel Salinas allegedly attempted to access the Hidalgo County server multiple times between November 2011 and January 2012.

New Wisconsin law restricts employer access to personal accounts

The law, Wis. Stat. Section 995.55, was enacted last week.

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