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FCC won't back down on broadband users' privacy

Broadband providers argue they have consumers' interests at heart as they continue their fight against regulation as common carriers

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Privacy Shield certifications begin trickling in

Although several companies say they have self-certified under the Privacy Shield framework, the U.S. Department of Commerce did not immediately list their compliance

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Verizon's Yahoo deal creates tracking powerhouse, privacy groups warn

Verizon's recent acquisitions help it track consumers online and on their mobile devices

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Edward Snowden has developed an iPhone case meant to kill surveillance

The concept device is designed to protect journalists from governments spying on their locations

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Petition urges Apple not to release technology for jamming phone cameras

Apple recently got a patent for infrared technology that petitioners fear could be used to censor political dissidents, activists, and citizens who are recording police brutality

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Google says government requests for user data at all-time high

In the second half of 2015, U.S. government agencies made more than 40,000 requests for access to user data

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Microsoft wins appeal over US government access to emails held overseas

The decision has broad implications for tech companies and consumer privacy

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Goodbye, firstborn children: This study shows how wordy terms of service hurt users

Even surrendering their first born won't stop people from signing up for a new social network

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EU prepares to raise Privacy Shield over data transfers to US

US has given written assurance that it has ruled out indiscriminate mass surveillance of European citizens' data

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Can Apple block my iPhone camera?

Apple might be developing technology to remotely block your iPhone camera at concerts. But could this technology be used for evil purposes?

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11 essential data security tips for travelers

Your data and privacy are never more at risk than when you travel; here's how to protect them

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Run, don't walk, from China's Big Brother law

Web and cloud companies are especially targeted by a law that gives the government access to and control over user and business data

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Hacker puts 9.3M U.S. patient records up for sale

The hacker who stole databases from three U.S. healthcare organizations claims to have already sold $100,000 worth of records

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How iOS 10 will collect and use your data

Apple believes there shouldn’t be a tradeoff between intelligent software and privacy. iOS 10 is the first to incorporate machine learning and artificial intelligence without sacrificing privacy.

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FBI expansion of surveillance powers meets obstacle

Senator Ron Wyden placed a hold on legislation that has provisions to expand the scope of NSLs

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Microsoft: Government's data gag order practices worse than first thought

Fifty-four percent of authorities' demands for customer data are accompanied by orders that bar Microsoft from telling customers

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Why the UK's vote to leave the EU will have little effect on its data protection rules

The UK now faces a long, drawn-out process to quit the EU, at the end of which many of the rules 'Leave' campaigners sought to escape will remain in place

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US court rules that FBI can hack into a computer without a warrant

The criminal case involves a child pornography site that the FBI took over to track down its members

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