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News and IoT sites flunk security and privacy tests

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    In a new security and privacy audit of top consumer-oriented websites, news and Internet of Things websites scored the worst, according to a report released today by the Online Trust Alliance.

    Only 20 percent of sites in the Internet of Things category passed the organization's audit, and news sites did even worse, with only 8 percent passing the audit.

    By comparison, out of the top 500 retail sites, 42 percent passed, as did 46 percent of the top 100 banking sites. Social sites did the best, with 58 percent passing.

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    This is the first year that the alliance looked at the IoT category, which consists of 25 leading sites related to wearable technology, and 25 related to home automation.

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