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In rare unanimous move, House passes bill to protect email and cloud privacy

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill to strengthen privacy protections for email and other data stored in the cloud.

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Open secrets: BlackBerry might share what's on your phone

CEO John Chen defends helping law enforcement as reports emerge that multiple governments can unlock BlackBerry communications

The FBI paid more than $1 million to hack the San Bernardino iPhone

We still don't know anything about where the hack came from or how it works, but we now know it was expensive

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Key battle looms in the war to protect privacy

User privacy is under attack from hackers, data miners, and the government, but the EFF and tech groups are fighting back

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Opera browser build adds a first: Free, unlimited VPN for secure surfing

Suddenly, it's a lot easier to surf privately online -- assuming the beta works

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Viber follows WhatsApp in adding end-to-end encryption to its messaging service

Calls, text messages, videos, and photos will all be encrypted in such a way that only intended recipients can access them

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Microsoft cites new EU personal data rules in support of email dispute

Microsoft has refused to provide to the U.S. government emails stored on servers in Ireland

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Hands-on: Go (almost) anonymous on the Internet with Anonabox

Want to elude snooping at home and abroad? The preconfigured Anonabox router is easier to use than Tor software alone and provides greater protection

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More than 45,000 sign petition against U.S. encryption-breaking bill

Senators shouldn't try to 'make encryption illegal,' the petition says

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Fight, Microsoft, fight: Save our civil liberties

It's an all-out war with the feds over safeguarding our personal freedoms, a cause that Microsoft has actively joined Apple on

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Senators release official draft of federal encryption legislation

If it were already a law, Apple would have been on the hook to break the terrorist’s iPhone

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House bill would require warrants for data stored in the cloud

Email Privacy Act would give email and cloud-stored data new privacy protections from law enforcement searches

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Privacy regulators: Commission 'could do better' on Privacy Shield

European Union data protection authorities say Privacy Shield data transfer arrangement is better than Safe Harbor -- but still not good enough

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Microsoft endorses EU-US Privacy Shield data sharing pact

But EU privacy regulators reportedly see the Privacy Shield agreement as inadequate

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Unsealed court order shows Apple was ordered to unlock a phone in Boston too

The ACLU is pushing for more transparency in the government's use of the All Writs Act to compel Apple and Google to unlock smartphones for law enforcement

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Hit 'em where it hurts: Panama Papers, politicians, and encryption

The Panama Papers may be exactly the breach we needed to convince our shortsighted leaders of the folly of encryption backdoors

Proposed US law would require tech companies to help defeat encryption

The draft bill would require companies to give technical assistance to defeat security features

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5 ways your ISP is screwing you

These are only a few of the rip-offs committed by everyone's least favorite companies

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