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Senators Ask The NSA To Start Telling The Truth Senators Ask The NSA To Start Telling The Truth
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The NSA has been on the defensive ever since Edward Snowden revealed its massive spying programs in a series of leaks earlier this month. The agency has been called into Congress for multiple hearings to defend the programs and to …

Would You Wear These Goofy Glasses To Protect Your Privacy? Would You Wear These Goofy Glasses To Protect Your Privacy?

Google Glass makes some people feel rather uncomfortable. The biggest concern seems to stem from the idea that Google Glass will eliminate more of our privacy with facial recognition software and the like. Despite Google banning such software on Glass, …

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 …

Texas Kind Of Protects Your Email Privacy With New Law Texas Kind Of Protects Your Email Privacy With New Law
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Before the NSA leaks, everybody thought the worst the government could do was obtain your email without a warrant. Well, they can still do that, but Texas has just made it harder for local law enforcement to do the same. …

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 …

Yahoo Joins Others, Reports Data Request Numbers Yahoo Joins Others, Reports Data Request Numbers
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Like Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and more, Yahoo is the latest tech company to release a transparency report in light of the recent allegations that they were involved in the NSA’s secret surveillance & data-mining initiative, PRISM. Yahoo reports between 12,000 …

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 …

Apple Also Reveals How Often the Government Asks for User Data Apple Also Reveals How Often the Government Asks for User Data

Apple has joined Facebook and Microsoft in revealing non-specific figures on governmental requests for user data following the PRISM leaks that have forced many tech companies to defend themselves against claims of playing fast and loose with user data. Apple’s …

Facebook Get Its Transparency Wish, Reports on National Security-Related Data Requests Facebook Get Its Transparency Wish, Reports on National Security-Related Data Requests

On the heels of the leaked documents detailing the National Security Agency’s secret internet surveillance initiative, PRISM, companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple were quick to deny any voluntary involvement in providing troves of user data to the U.S. …

Can We Trust Tech Companies In A Post-PRISM World? Can We Trust Tech Companies In A Post-PRISM World?
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Trust is something that’s earned, not given. Over the past decade, we’ve come to trust tech companies with our data because they promised to keep it secure. That trust was called into question earlier this month. In early June, it …

Overly Attached Girlfriend Takes on PRISM

Laina Walker, better known as her internet title Overly Attached Girlfriend, has won meme stardom with her wide-eyed, creepy-as-hell stare that sends the message “I’m watching you – and I always will be.” So, who better to dress up as …

Yahoo Fought the Good Fight Against PRISM But Failed [REPORT] Yahoo Fought the Good Fight Against PRISM But Failed [REPORT]
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It looks like Yahoo fought the good fight, but ultimately failed to prevent its own forced participation in the recently-revealed PRISM – the NSA’s previously top secret surveillance program. The New York Times reports that they have determined the identity …

‘Terms And Conditions May Apply’ Gets New Trailer (Featuring Classic Mark Zuckerberg) ‘Terms And Conditions May Apply’ Gets New Trailer (Featuring Classic Mark Zuckerberg)

There’s a new trailer out for the documentary, “Terms and Conditions May Apply”. The film, which focuses on major Internet companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter, and the user privacy associated with them, premiered at Sundance earlier this year. The …

Twitter Loses French Appeal, Told to Give Up Anti-Semitic Users Twitter Loses French Appeal, Told to Give Up Anti-Semitic Users
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Twitter has lost its latest appeal in a racist tweet controversy that’s persisted for nearly 8 months. According to a French court, following French law is not optional for U.S.-based Twitter, and they will be compelled to turn over the …

Mozilla Launches Petition Telling The NSA To Stop Watching Us Mozilla Launches Petition Telling The NSA To Stop Watching Us

Mozilla has always been a staunch proponent of privacy. Its position hasn’t won the non-profit a lot of corporate friends, and its next move won’t win it many friends in government either. A bunch of privacy loving Web companies, including …

Facebook, Like Google, Urges Transparency for National Security Data Requests Facebook, Like Google, Urges Transparency for National Security Data Requests
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Like Google, Facebook was quick to deny any involvement in the so-called “PRISM” program, which leaks indicated involved high-profile tech companies providing the National Security Agency a “backdoor” to all of their user data. And like Google, Facebook is now …

DuckDuckGo Has Doubled Its Daily Searches Over The Past Year DuckDuckGo Has Doubled Its Daily Searches Over The Past Year
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DuckDuckGo announced on Monday that it has broken its all-time high for traffic, reaching two million searchers per day. Follow @duckduckgo DuckDuckGo @duckduckgo Thanks to everyone spreading @duckduckgo, we broke our all time traffic high, with 2 million direct searches! …