Internet Privacy

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Former attorney general calls Snowden deal possible

Eric Holder says the 'possibility exists' for a deal, but the DOJ's official position on the NSA leaker facing criminal charges hasn't changed

Privacy group files FTC complaint to push Google to extend 'right to be forgotten' to U.S.

Consumer Watchdog says Google engages in unfair business practices by not offering U.S. residents the service


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Good news! 3 mobile breakthroughs you may have missed

MobileIron, Samsung, and Apple have moved the needle for smartphones and tablets in ways that really count for business

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The most dangerous data breach ever known

If the federal government can't protect extraordinarily sensitive data on its own employees, should it be collecting data on the rest of us?

Two years after Snowden leaks, U.S. tech firms still feel the backlash

Continued pressure for data localization laws will hurt tech vendors, trade groups say

Tech industry redoubles efforts to fight US gov't encryption backdoors

Allowing encryption workarounds would give other governments cause to do the same, tech industry groups warned

US wants to collect bulk call records for six more months

The Department of Justice has filed for permission to the FISA court, to allow for 'an orderly transition period'

Trade treaty negotiations can remain secret, EU court rules

Leaks are becoming increasingly important to finding how trade negotiations will affect e-commerce, copyrights, and online privacy

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Don't fall for the USA 'Freedom' Act

The mainstream media has celebrated the USA Freedom Act as a victory for civil liberty. It couldn't be further from the truth

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Tim Cook takes shots at Google, NSA during speech on privacy and encryption

Apple's CEO is highly critical of companies that sell personal user data to advertisers. But is Cook throwing stones in Apple's glass house?

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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Feds vs. Silicon Valley: Who do you trust less?

Americans trust the feds more than tech companies to safeguard their data -- a sad truth that should put Silicon Valley on notice

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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

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