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The rules are clearly wrong when they affect a broader group of people than the policy is targeting.
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The ad-blocker dispute is "going to be a lot of fun to watch," said Jon Callas.
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California copy-cat...
The bill, similar to a New York draft law, would prevent companies like Apple from selling its encryption-enabled iPhone in its actual backyard.
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Thanks to a new interactive website, New York residents have a voice in whether legislation goes through, long before the state senate votes.
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One tech executive says it was by design that only a fraction of his customers pays for his service.
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Too bad he does not support Linux.
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Mozilla reinstates support for the vulnerable SHA-1 crypto on a temporary basis until it can figure out how to avoid some unintended side effects.
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The flaw affects iPhones 5 and 6, and iPad 2, running iOS 8.2 and later.
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Scoop, by me: 
A simple, yet easily fixable website flaw puts New York customers who use the utility provider's online service at risk of spoofing and impersonation.
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2013! Literally three years ago.
The flaw that allowed an attacker to steal users' unencrypted cookies and impersonate users was first reported in 2013.
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Scoop, by me: 
A hacker group attacked the BBC's website on New Year's Eve, which was later claimed as the "biggest ever" attack. But that claim unraveled when basic facts got in the way.
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Some companies want all the data. Others believe that the less they know, the better.
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Every company has to be a security company.

Analysis: Now more than ever, toymakers and smart home device manufacturers have to put security first.
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Zack Whittaker is a writer-editor for CBS Interactive in New York.

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