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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1910 Online security 101: Tips for protecting your privacy from hackers and spies
Got nothing to hide? Think again.

Privacy is what sets us apart from the animals. It's also what sets many countries and citizens apart from dictatorships and despots. People often don't think about their rights until they need them -- whether it's when they're arrested at a protest or pulled over for a routine traffic stop.

Surveillance is also a part of life, and it's getting progressively more invasive. Government eavesdropping is increasing, carried out in wider secrecy, and it's becoming far more localized. In fact, the last three presidents have pushed for greater surveillance: Clinton introduced mandated wiretapping laws, Bush expanded mass domestic surveillance, and Obama expanded the intelligence service's reach -- just in time for Trump.
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#1913 Firefox 51 arrives with warning for HTTP websites that collect passwords, WebGL 2 and FLAC support
#1912 Don't use Android pattern lock to protect secrets, researchers warn
#1911 Cisco patches critical flaw in WebEx Chrome plugin
#1910 Online security 101: Tips for protecting your privacy from hackers and spies
#1909 Apple patches critical kernel vulnerabilities
#1908 Virulent Android malware returns, gets >2 million downloads on Google Play
#1907 Widely used WebEx plugin for Chrome will execute attack code—patch now!
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