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Blackphone runs PrivatOS

Silent Circle takes on Skype with snoop-busting Out-Circle Calling

Encrypted call service with no roaming charges is ideal for security-conscious business users, says firm

Hacker

Hackers hitting point of sale systems with BrutPOS botnet

Unclear how evolved malware is being spread, warns FireEye

Smartphones

UK government confirms uncharged phone, tablet rules in place for travellers

The US Transport Security Administration introduced new rules saying that uncharged smartphones can't be taken on planes

Microsoft releases critical Internet Explorer fix in Patch Tuesday update

Patch Tuesday brings a total of six security bulletins and 29 updates

US senate intelligence group approves cyber-sharing bill despite privacy concerns

The US Senate Intelligence Committee backs bill with 12-3 vote

Chinese Deep Panda hackers focus on Iraq over oil interests

CrowdStrike finds a switch from the US amid crisis in Middle East

UK hacker Lauri Love released on bail

Arrested in 2013 for hacking US military and government networks

PRISM: Nine out of 10 people NSA spied on were accidental targets

Still found valuable data, reveals The Washington Post

Germany arrests suspected mole from NSA working at top intelligence group

Reports says 31 year old claims he worked for the National Security Agency

US privacy group takes Facebook mood experiment complaint to the FTC

Facebook has apologised but EPIC wants answers

Independence Day hackers from Ukraine strike at US holiday websites

Proofpoint warns that travel websites have become infected

Microsoft promises critical fixes for Internet Explorer and Windows bugs

Patch Tuesday to include two critical and three important updates

CosmicDuke hackers caught hitting UK government systems

First attacks leveraging evolved malware discovered

Barclays security chief leaves firm in latest high-profile IT departure

Matthew Chung latest head honcho to depart banking giant

Euro-cops get crash course in fighting cybercrime

37 officers from 22 countries to be trained in advanced techniques

US CERT urges critical infrastructure firms to hunt for Dragonfly hackers

Emergency response team says threat must be tackled

Zeus malware re-emerges after NCA and FBI takedown

Far from game over for popular attack tool, says Symantec

Evolved Cridex cyber attack found with 50,000 stolen credentials

Cyber attack gets self-replicating botnet capabilities

Microsoft upgrades OneDrive and Outlook encryption security powers

Opens Transparency Center to let governments check services are NSA-proof

OpenSSL announces post-Heartbleed plans for change

Looks to change its sluggish reputation and improve processes

Microsoft admits to error in anti-malware No-IP account takedown

Many innocent victims pulled into clean-up takedown

Android HijackRAT malware app poses major risk to mobile banking customers

Masquerades as Google Service Framework to dupe antivirus

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