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Jeff Sessions, Trump’s pick for attorney general, will likely renew fight against strong encryption

Security surveillance unlock privacy

President Trump, FBI Director James Comey, and Sessions himself have all called for the creation of backdoors or mandated cooperation that would require companies to break their security measures when ordered to do so by the US government.

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New crackdown on VPNs meant to further empower China’s Great Firewall

China Censorship

Dystopian future, meet dystopian present. But how are they going to make the rejected Internet content pay for enhancements to the Great Firewall?

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Symantec caught once again improperly issuing illegitimate HTTPS certificates

Encryption

Symantec has once again been caught issuing faulty HTTPS certificates for “test” purposes. It’s the second time in 16 months that the company’s certification practices have come under fire.

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Microsoft targets Chrome users with ads for personal shopping assistants in Windows 10

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Windows 10 is trying to push Chrome users to install its own extensions for the browser, and users generally aren’t happy about it.

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Upcoming Windows 10 update reduces spying, but Microsoft is still mum on which data it specifically collects

Windows-10

Windows 10’s upcoming Creator’s Update will add some new privacy changes and condensed telemetry options — but while the ‘basic’ telemetry setting will now collect less information, MS isn’t really being open about the data it gathers.

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