Internet Privacy

Internet Privacy news, information, and how-to advice

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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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Security guru Bruce Schneier: Your privacy is already gone

In 'Data and Goliath,' one of the world's foremost security experts piles on the evidence that privacy is dead -- and proposes a detailed plan to restore it

Obama administration's encryption concerns meant to start a debate

The U.S. government still supports using encryption but has questions about law enforcement access to data

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Hillary Clinton's email problem is everyone's problem

The mixing of work and personal lives, legitimate needs for secrecy, and 24/7 availability combine to create a challenge every company faces

Tech groups renew push for cloud, email privacy protections

Backers of electronic privacy reform want Congress to give greater protections from police searches to documents stored in the cloud

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The U.S.-China game of cyber chicken could derail Silicon Valley

If China and America don’t end their crazy spying-tinged trade war, billions of dollars in technology sales will evaporate

Wikimedia sues NSA to stop it from spying on its users

People might refrain from sharing unpopular information on Wikipedia dues to mass surveillance, Wikimedia said

Samsung faces complaint to FTC over Smart TV 'surveillance'

The Electronic Privacy Information Center has requested the investigation

Superfish security flaw also exists in other apps, non-Lenovo systems

A third-party, man-in-the-middle proxy used by Superfish is also used in other apps

Long-awaited Blackphone tablet may emerge at MWC

Pre-release version of the secure tablet will be demoed and could share some features with the Blackphone smartphone

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Global privacy standards mean nothing until governments step up

Governments have secret, often contradictory policies on what private information they can access, so no independent standard can deliver what it says

Microsoft adopts international standard for cloud privacy

Microsoft said it would follow a new standard for privacy from theISO for Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online, and Microsoft Azure

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Obama: Tech companies and government must share threat data

In his address at the White House Summit on Cyber Security, the president emphasized that neither government nor the private sector can tackle the problem alone

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