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Justice Department Ordered To Release Documents Detailing Yahoo’s Fight Against PRISM Justice Department Ordered To Release Documents Detailing Yahoo’s Fight Against PRISM

You may remember last month when it was revealed that Yahoo fought against PRISM and lost in 2008. The leaked FISA document that revealed this information was heavily redacted, however, so it didn’t give us the whole picture. Now Yahoo …

Is Microsoft The Biggest Big Brother Of Them All? Is Microsoft The Biggest Big Brother Of Them All?
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Microsoft made headlines yesterday when its CEO, Steve Ballmer, announced a massive restructuring of the company. His vision is to have Microsoft provide everything for your life through a number of devices – including phones, TVs, computers and tablets. It’s …

Leaked NSA Slide Reveals PRISM’s Brother – Upstream Leaked NSA Slide Reveals PRISM’s Brother – Upstream
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In early June, The Washington Post and The Guardian revealed through leaks provided by Edward Snowden that the NSA was in cahoots with major tech companies in a program called PRISM. In short, the leak claimed that the NSA could …

Edward Snowden Predicted U.S. Response To His NSA Leaks Edward Snowden Predicted U.S. Response To His NSA Leaks
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In early June, Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor, worked with The Guardian and Washington Post to release a number of leaks regarding the NSA’s spy programs. In that first week, The Guardian also released a video interview with Snowden …

Internet Is the Main Source of News for 21% of Americans Internet Is the Main Source of News for 21% of Americans

Just over one-fifth of American adults now rely on the Internet as their main source of news about current events. That’s according to a new poll from Gallup. 21% of those polled answered the question “what would you say is …

Cats Pretending To Be Dogs Are Kind Of Adorable
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The Internet loves cats. The Internet loves dogs. Would the Internet love a cat pretending to be a dog? Well, I certainly think they should. An ad from O2, a mobile carrier in the UK, has created a new ad …

Six Percent Of American Adults Use Reddit, Shows Study Six Percent Of American Adults Use Reddit, Shows Study
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Reddit is huge. Need proof? How about a recent Pew study that said 6 percent of all online American adults use the site. The study, which was published today by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, is …

Edward Snowden’s Father Writes An Open Letter To His Son Edward Snowden’s Father Writes An Open Letter To His Son
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Edward Snowden is currently on the run from the U.S. government for leaking classified NSA information to newspapers around the world. He’s currently hiding out in a Moscow airport as he waits to hear from various countries around the world …

New PRISM Slides Reveal How The NSA Collects And Analyzes Data New PRISM Slides Reveal How The NSA Collects And Analyzes Data

When the NSA spy programs were leaked in early June, President Obama and his administration assured Americans that the programs were subject to rigorous oversight. We already knew that wasn’t exactly true, but new slides published by the Washington Post …

Google’s White Spaces Database Gets Certification From FCC Google’s White Spaces Database Gets Certification From FCC

Google just announced that its White Spaces database has received its final certification from the FCC. Google has been running a trial in South Africa, and in March announced that it reached a milestone in getting a public trial with …

26 Senators Demand NSA Release Information About Its Spy Programs 26 Senators Demand NSA Release Information About Its Spy Programs

Early this month, it was revealed that the NSA collects mountains of phone and Internet data on American citizens. Some members of government defend the program, while others have been creating legislation to reign it in. Now a group of …

Over 500,000 People Want The NSA To Stop Watching Them Over 500,000 People Want The NSA To Stop Watching Them
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Earlier this month, Mozilla launched an anti-NSA spying campaign called Stop Watching Us. The goal of the group is simple – pressure Congress into passing laws that remove the NSA’s ability to gather data on American citizens. In just two …

Microsoft Says It Also Has A First Amendment Right To Release NSA Data Request Numbers Microsoft Says It Also Has A First Amendment Right To Release NSA Data Request Numbers
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Google’s fight for transparency took an interesting turn earlier this month when it submitted a filing arguing that it had a First Amendment right to release more detailed NSA data request numbers as part of its transparency report. Now another …

Seattle To Get Gigabit Internet For $80 A Month Seattle To Get Gigabit Internet For $80 A Month

Google Fiber is still something that most of America is waiting for as incumbent ISPs are kicking and dragging their feet into the world of faster wired broadband. There are exceptions, however, and Gigabit Squared is bringing one of those …

Google Says It Has A First Amendment Right To Release NSA Data Request Numbers Google Says It Has A First Amendment Right To Release NSA Data Request Numbers
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UDPATE: It was revealed Wednesday that Microsoft has also filed a motion claiming a First Amendment right to publish federal data request numbers. Original Story Below: For the past two weeks, Google has been petitioning the government to allow it …

The NSA Can Use Incidental Data Under Certain Conditions The NSA Can Use Incidental Data Under Certain Conditions
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One of the scariest parts about the NSA’s spying program is its collection of incidental data – information that may or may not be about American citizens that just so happens to be picked up with information on non-U.S. targets. …

AOL Is The Latest To Publish Data Request Numbers AOL Is The Latest To Publish Data Request Numbers

Earlier this week, Facebook, Yahoo and others came forward some ballpark figures on the amount of data requests it receives from the government. Now one more of the tech companies listed in the leaked PRISM documents has come forward with …

Facebook Did Not Intentionally Block Tor Facebook Did Not Intentionally Block Tor
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Tor has become a tool of free expression in parts of the world where citizens can not speak freely against their government. Many use the anonymous Web network to share information and updates with the rest of the world via …

House Lawmakers Want To Stop The NSA’s ‘Incidental Data’ Collection House Lawmakers Want To Stop The NSA’s ‘Incidental Data’ Collection

One of the worst things about the recently leaked NSA spy programs is what the agency calls “incidental data.” In short, it’s data on innocent Americans that gets picked up alongside data on non-Americans. The agency claims it can’t look …

Can We Trust Our Government Not To Spy On Us? Can We Trust Our Government Not To Spy On Us?
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Earlier this month, it was revealed that the NSA collects massive amounts of information on non-Americans and Americans via phone tapping and Internet surveillance. President Obama and his administration were quick to deny that the program targets Americans. He’s been …

NSA And Edward Snowden Get The NMA Treatment NSA And Edward Snowden Get The NMA Treatment

NMA is rarely ever a serious outlet. The Taiwanese animation outlet prefers to spoof the news, but sometimes it can at least be kind of serious. This is one of those times. This morning, NMA decided to tackle the NSA …