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U.S. Supreme Court agrees to resolve Microsoft foreign email battle

(Reuters) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to resolve a major privacy dispute between the Justice Department and Microsoft Corp. over whether prosecutors should get access to emails stored on company servers overseas. The justices will hear the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling last year preventing federal prosecutors from obtaining emails…

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It will take more than a lone vigilante to save the IoT from botnets

GUEST: Like everyone else, I caught the new trailer for the next Star Wars movie on Monday and “saw raw, untamed power … and beyond that, something truly special.” I’m now spotting Lucasfilm metaphors everywhere. Since IoT is my personal and professional obsession, botnet foes like Persirai and Mirai and LinuxProxyM naturally equate to the…

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Lawmakers Demand to Know More About Equifax's Plan to Assist Victims of Humongous Breach

House Democrats and Republicans have found common ground in their joint effort to uncover precisely what Equifax knew prior to revealing an incredible data breach last month. That effort continued on Wednesday as lawmakers sought to learn more about what the embattled credit agency is doing to aid the roughly 145… Read more… Read full…

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Open-Xchange raises $25 million to expand privacy-focused email service

Open-Xchange , a longtime provider of white-label email that jumped into the consumer space this past year, has raised $25 million to continue expanding its services that offer a different balance between privacy and advertising. The round was led by Iris Capital and included current investors such as eCapital. The company said the investment will…

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Attivo Networks raises $21 million to thwart cyberattacks using the art of deception

Attivo Networks , a startup that specializes in thwarting cyberattacks using deception technology, has raised $21 million in a series C round of funding. The round was led by Trident Capital Cybersecurity, with participation from eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s VC firm Omidyar Technology Ventures and Bain Capital Ventures. Founded out of Fremont, California in 2011,…

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A Bug on T-Mobile’s Website Exposed Its Customers’ Personal Information

A major flaw on T-Mobile’s website could have allowed hackers to extract personal information belonging to millions of customers, according to the researcher who discovered it. The bug was fixed on Friday after the company was approached by a security reporter. Read more… Read full post on Gizmodo.com