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Supreme Court considers if your privacy rights include location data

Nathan Ingraham, @nateingraham At issue is whether the Fourth Amendment covers location data wireless carriers collect from your phone. With all the attention focused on the FCC’s upcoming vote to dismantle net neutrality protections, it’s easy to have missed an upcoming hearing that has the potential to reshape electronic-privacy protection....

Merck Cyber Attack May Cost Insurers $275 Million: Verisk’s PCS

Oct. 19, 2017, at 1:35 p.m.   NEW YORK (Reuters) – Insurers could pay $275 million to cover the insured portion of drugmaker Merck & Co’s loss from a cyber attack in June, according to a forecast by Verisk Analytics Inc’s Property Claim Services (PCS) unit. Merck, however, has not...

KRACK Wi-Fi attack threatens all networks: How to stay safe and what you need to know

By Brad Chacos and Michael Simon PCWorld | OCT 16, 2017 7:36 AM PT A devastating flaw in Wi-Fi’s WPA security protocol makes it possible for attackers to eavesdrop on your data when you connect to Wi-Fi. Dubbed KRACK, the issue affects the Wi-Fi protocol itself—not specific products or implementations—and “works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks,” according to Mathy...