Privacy & Security : All Tech Considered Cloud computing and mobile apps have put the power of the Internet everywhere from our laptops to our pockets, but they also continue to raise concerns about privacy, the security of our personal information and even national security. We explore the ongoing conflicts between convenience and safety.

Sean Zadig runs the threat investigations team at Oath, formerly known as Yahoo. He talked about his team's work at the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity at the University of California, Berkeley in September. Alina Selyukh/NPR hide caption

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Why Silicon Valley Is Hiring Ex-Federal Agents

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Identity thieves can strip personal information off of public Wi-Fi and your smartphone. Rick Nease/MCT Graphics via Getty Images hide caption

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A laptop in the Netherlands was one of hundreds of thousands infected by ransomware in May. The malware reportedly originated with the NSA. Rob Engelaar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Amazon's Cloud Cam is part of the Amazon Key in-home delivery system, rolling out on Wednesday. Amazon hide caption

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As Amazon Looks To Unlock Your Door, Taking Stock Of Meaning Of Privacy

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Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, announces features of the new iPhone X on Sept. 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus in Cupertino, Calif. The phone's new ability to unlock itself using a scan of its owner's face inspired a strong, divided reaction. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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iPhone X's Face ID Inspires Privacy Worries — But Convenience May Trump Them

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People in the U.S. who want to keep their activity hidden are turning to virtual private networks — but VPNs are often insecure. Stuart Kinlough/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Turning To VPNs For Online Privacy? You Might Be Putting Your Data At Risk

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Gierad Laput, a Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University, demonstrates how his team's universal sensor picks up the sound from a hand-held vacuum. Liz Reid/WESA hide caption

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Our Homes May Get Smarter, But Have We Thought It Through?

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Passports and some credit cards have RFID chips that allow information to be read wirelessly. An industry has sprung up to make wallets and other products that block hackers from "skimming" the data. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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There Are Plenty Of RFID-Blocking Products, But Do You Need Them?

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Charles Camiel looks into the camera for a facial recognition test before boarding his JetBlue flight to Aruba at Logan International Airport in Boston. Robin Lubbock/WBUR hide caption

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Facial Recognition May Boost Airport Security But Raises Privacy Worries

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It's already difficult to create distance from the technology that surrounds us, but as connectivity increases, it might become impossible to do so. Aleksandar Nakic/Getty Images hide caption

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In this photo dated Aug. 23, 2010, Iranian technicians work at the Bushehr nuclear power plant, where Iran had confirmed several personal laptops infected by Stuxnet malware. Ebrahim Norouzi/AP/International Iran Photo Agency hide caption

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A screenshot of the warning screen from a purported ransomware attack on a laptop in Beijing. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption

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From Kill Switch To Bitcoin, 'WannaCry' Showing Signs Of Amateur Flaws

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Microsoft President Brad Smith speaks at the annual Microsoft shareholders meeting on Nov. 30, 2016, in Bellevue, Wash. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Microsoft President Urges Nuclear-Like Limits On Cyberweapons

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A driver uses a phone while behind the wheel of a car on April 30, 2016, in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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'Textalyzer' Aims To Curb Distracted Driving, But What About Privacy?

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Former FBI agent Clint Watts testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday in Washington, D.C. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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How Russian Twitter Bots Pumped Out Fake News During The 2016 Election

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Both chambers of the U.S. Congress have voted to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's privacy rules for Internet service providers. Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images hide caption

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Companies And Users Can Do More To Stay Secure With Smart Devices

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The Washington Post and other media organizations have launched webpages outlining ways you can leak information to them confidentially. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How The Media Are Using Encryption Tools To Collect Anonymous Tips

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Cryptoparties Teach Attendees How To Stay Anonymous Online

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President Trump gives a thumbs up as he speaks on the phone in the Oval Office on Jan. 29. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Is Trump Tweeting From a 'Secure' Smartphone? The White House Won't Say

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If we care about protecting our personal information and feel uncomfortable giving it away, why do we keep doing it? John Hersey for WNYC hide caption

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Privacy Paradox: What You Can Do About Your Data Right Now

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