Internet Privacy

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Here's how Android apps can track you without asking permission

Android phones can be tracked via Wi-Fi -- even if the Wi-Fi is turned off and apps are denied permission to track your location

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Surveillance reform is imperative for the U.S. tech industry

Protecting our security and our private information are different, but complementary goals. We can have both.

Reddit's new anti-harassment rules anger some users

Readers fear the changes will curtail free expression on the site, and questioned the company's motives

Appeals court rules against NSA phone records collection

Congress didn't give the agency the authority to collect U.S. phone records in bulk, the court says

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Europe strikes back at Silicon Valley

A wave of protectionism in Europe is making life hard for U.S. tech giants. Here's why it won’t get any better

Mozilla may offer new browser features only on secure websites

Non-secure HTTP sites will not get access to new browser features, Mozilla says

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10 ways our data overlords could serve us better

Dear corporations: We've already ceded our privacy. Now implement the technology to serve us right

Bill to rein in NSA phone data collection reintroduced

The USA Freedom Act aims to end the agency's bulk collection of U.S. telephone records

Privacy concerns remain as U.S. House approves cyber threat sharing bill

The legislation would continue to allow customer information to be passed to the NSA, privacy advocates said

Congress moves forward on cyber threat sharing bill despite privacy concerns

The House may vote this week on a bill that would allow shared cyber theat information to be passed to the NSA and law enforcement agencies

HTTPS snooping flaw affected 1,000 iOS apps with millions of users

Flaw in the third-party library AFNetworking broke HTTPS certificate validation, enabling man-in-the-middle attacks

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5 security questions you should be asking about the Apple Watch

Many security professionals are already thinking about the security implications of the Apple Watch

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No joke: How to decode the John Oliver-Edward Snowden interview

The comedian's interview with Edward Snowden delivers a primer on government surveillance programs -- and explains why it matters

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Video: John Oliver gives us the Edward Snowden interview we need

The HBO host went to Russia to sit down with Edward Snowden for a frank and funny discussion of the surveillance state and the Patriot Act

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Microsoft rolls back commitment to Do Not Track

Will stop setting the 'don't track me' signal as on by default in its browsers

UN to appoint watchdog to focus on privacy in digital age

Council says the same rights that people have offline must also be protected online -- including the right to privacy

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CISA will mean more surveillance, not fewer cyber attacks

The proposed Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act would make us less secure

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Washington is coming for your personal data

Little-noticed change to judicial rules gives the FBI greater powers to conduct remote searches, and the 'zombie bill' CISA is on the fast track to a Senate vote

What, me worry? Despite Snowden leaks, Americans' use of the 'Net largely unchanged

Even in light of broad government snooping, many people aren't aware of privacy tools like Tor or encryption

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