Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#49 Which countries have the worst data retention laws?
Over the last two years it has become apparent that many influential governments, including those in Australia, the UK, the US, Russia, and others, have brought in measures to retain data on a mass scale.
#48 Facebook Android App Update Makes It Easier to Connect Through Tor
Facebook, a company based on publicly sharing details about yourself, continues to make it easier for users to maintain some privacy when they visit the site. On Tuesday, Facebook announced additional support for using the Tor anonymity network with the Android version of its app.
#47 About the OS X El Capitan v10.11.3 Update
The OS X El Capitan v10.11.3 Update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.
#46 These are the 25 worst passwords of 2015
There’s one good thing that comes out of all those website breaches every year: Security researchers get to comb through all those lists of usernames and passwords to remind us just how bad most of our passwords are.
#45 Linux bug imperils tens of millions of PCs, servers, and Android phones
For almost three years, millions of servers and smaller devices running Linux have been vulnerable to attacks that allow an unprivileged app or user to gain nearly unfettered root access. Major Linux distributors are expected to fix the privilege escalation bug this week, but the difficulty of releasing updates for Android handsets and embedded devices means many people may remain susceptible for months or years.
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