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Online Trust Alliance pens letter to Congress over federal data breach notification law

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) wrote a letter to Congress earlier this week in response to the recently proposed Personal Data Notification & Protection Act.

D-Link issues firmware updates to address router vulnerabilities

A researcher notified D-Link of vulnerabilities in one router, and D-Link then expanded the investigation to a number of other devices.

ACLU and EFF, among others, voice dissatisfaction with CISA bill

Various civil society organizations and security experts penned a letter to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence over their dissatisfaction with the recently drafted Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA).

Connecticut AG asks Lenovo for details on Superfish incident

Connecticut AG asks Lenovo for details on Superfish incident

Attorney General George Jepsen sent a letter to Lenovo's EVP on Friday.

Snowden considering return to U.S. for trial, lawyer says

Edward Snowden's Russian lawyer claimed to be working with U.S. and German lawyers to negotiate the return of the fugitive whistleblower.

Alleged Anonymous hacker deported back to the U.S.

Alleged Anonymous member Matt DeHart was deported back to the U.S. and now faces child pornography charges.

Hillary Clinton used personal email for State business

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is catching flak for exclusively using her personal email account to do business for the four years she was at the State Department.

NEWS ALERT: New SSL/TLS vulnerability identified, dubbed 'FREAK'

Researchers announced FREAK, a vulnerability that they say enables attackers to intercept HTTPS connections between vulnerable clients and servers.

Obama criticizes Chinese cybersecurity regs

President Obama told Reuters that cybersecurity requirements proposed by China need to change if the country wants to do business with the U.S.

Google pulls default encryption from Android partner phones

Although Google said its Android Lollipop devices would have encryption enabled by default, some devices have shown up on the market without encryption.

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