The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information as they expand their own online ad businesses.

Those rules, not yet in effect, would have required internet providers to ask your permission before sharing your personal information.

That’s a much stronger privacy-protection weapon than letting them use your data until you tell them to stop. As anyone who has ever tried to stop getting targeted ads on the internet knows, opting out is hard.

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Vice President Mike Pence used a private email account to conduct public business as governor of Indiana, his office said in a statement Thursday.

The private email account was first reported by the Indianapolis Star, which said Pence used it at times to discuss sensitive matters and homeland security issues. The account was hacked last summer, the newspaper added.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Pence criticized Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, saying it endangered national security.

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Homes are getting connected through a host of smart devices but that doesn’t mean they’re secure.

Even worse, most consumers are concerned about the security of data from their connected devices but are unsure of what to do about it, based on a new global study.

The biggest concern consumers have related to personal financial information being stolen, according to the study.

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Millions of Internet-connected devices may currently be exposed to potential hacking.

More than 178 million connected devices and systems in the U.S. are exposed to security vulnerabilities, according to a new study by Trend Micro.

The study, comprising an analysis of exposed cyber assets in the 10 largest U.S. cities, found that Los Angeles has the highest number of exposed assets, followed by Houston and Chicago.

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HP has launched a new global campaign to elevate awareness of cyber security risks facing businesses and consumers.

The effort kicks off with a web series called The Wolf that stars actor Christian Slater as a professional hacker. The agencies on the project—produced out of the client’s new HP Studios—are Giant Spoon and gyro.

In the series, Slater portrays a hacker who systematically compromises a company’s digital security system—from mailroom to boardroom. He explains to viewers step by step how he does it through overlooked vulnerabilities and poorly secured printers and PCs.

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