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Some of the largest tech companies in the United States, including Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Google and Verizon, filed a 44-page brief with the US Supreme Court on Monday, asking for stricter regulations for privacy and security.

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A botched wireless update for a remotely accessible smart lock system has bricked hundreds of them. The locks suffered a “fatal error,” according to device’s manufacturer LockState, rendering them unable to locked. Customers are asked to either return impacted locks for repair, or request a replacement.

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UK telecoms operator TalkTalk has been fined £100,000 for failing to protect the personal information of consumers, after the details of 21,000 customers were leaked. The breach, first claim to light in September 2014 after TalkTalk customers began to complain that they were receiving telephone calls from scammers.

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IoT toys are more than fun and games and can potentially lead to a violation of children’s privacy and safety, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Monday. Internet-connected toys carry the potential of violating children’s privacy and safety, given the amount of information the toys can collect and store, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned on Monday.

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