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In mining user data, US ISPs must weigh cash vs. privacy

U.S. internet service providers are about to face temptation. Now that the broadband privacy rule repeal is almost certain, will they sell their customers' data to marketers, or will they keep it private?

Written by Michael Kan31 March 17 11:01

Congress to US citizens: Want online privacy? Pay up!

Tuesday’s congressional vote to repeal U.S. restrictions on broadband providers doesn’t mean that online privacy isn’t dead. U.S. consumers will just have to pay for it.

Written by Michael Kan30 March 17 08:01

US House votes to undo broadband privacy rules

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to repeal privacy rules that can prevent broadband providers from selling customers’ internet-browsing histories and other data without their permission.

Written by Michael Kan29 March 17 10:09

China devotes US$22 billion to domestic chip industry expansion

China is pouring more money into its semiconductor ambitions. The state-backed Tsinghua Unigroup, which has building up the country’s chip industry, received a 150 billion yuan (US$22 billion) investment on Tuesday.

Written by Michael Kan29 March 17 07:03

Google Play faces cat and mouse game with sneaky Android malware

What’s the best way to avoid Android malware? Downloading all your apps from the Google Play store -- where software is vetted – is perhaps the best advice. But that doesn’t mean Google Play is perfect.

Written by Michael Kan25 March 17 05:16

Snowden's ex-boss offers tips on stopping insider threats

Steven Bay, a former defense contractor, knows a thing or two about insider threats. For a brief period, he was the boss of Edward Snowden, the famous leaker who stole sensitive files from the National Security Agency.

Written by Michael Kan24 March 17 04:10

Russia will strike US elections again, FBI warns

Future U.S. elections may very well face Russian attempts to interfere with the outcome, the FBI and the National Security Agency warned on Monday.

Written by Michael Kan21 March 17 06:50
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