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US adults fear identity theft more than being shot or speaking in public

Americans are more afraid of identity theft than of being shot. That is the conclusion of a survey of 1,500 U.S. adults by Chapman University in Orange, California.

News Scan: Disruptive technologies profitable with venture capital; Consumers fear security issues with wearables; More

The top news stories for Oct. 23, 2014.

Apple gets blasted for sending location, search data from Spotlight

Apple is being criticized for configuring Mac OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 to send location and search data back to Apple and third parties by default whenever a user queries its Spotlight search engine.

More than 106M privacy breaches in South Korea since 2010, says government report

South Korea has suffered more than 106 million breaches of privacy since 2010, according to a report by the Korea Communication Commission to the National Assembly according to a report by ZDNet.

Spotlight: Google takes legal heat for Apple iCloud hack

Google is being threatened with a $100 million privacy lawsuit for allegedly not taken down personal celebrity photos disclosed by the Apple iCloud hack, eWeek reports.

Spotlight: FBI expands investigation into celebrity photo theft

The FBI is expanding its investigation into the theft of multiple clebrities' photos. 

Government watchdog slams CFPB for slipshod data security, privacy practices

The Government Accountability Office says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau comes up short in protecting the consumer credit card and mortgage loan information that it collects.

Connecticut attorney general probes privacy protections of Apple Watch data

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has asked to meet with Apple executives to discuss privacy concerns he has about the new Apple Watch, which tracks user's health information and collects other sensitive data.

Apple's Cook: The pot calling the kettle black

I came across an interesting interview that Charlie Rose did with Apple CEO Tim Cook recently in which Cook lamented the poor state of people's privacy. Hmm.

With 50B connected devices, the security challenges can seem insurmountable

With the proliferation of machine-to-machine (M2M) devices and connections, some estimates putting the number as high as 50 billion devices by 2020, security pros are trying to come to grips with the security implications of all those endpoints.