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Point, shoot, share: 10 alternatives to Instagram and Facebook

Specialty photo-sharing networks provide extra privacy, voice captions, storytelling, and even an easy way to buy prints.

Al Franken questions Apple on Touch ID fingerprint sensor

The humorist-turned-politician sent an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook with a dozen questions on the privacy implications of Touch ID.

Rest assured, your Facebook likes are now free speech

A court has decided that the First Amendment covers the Facebook pages that you give thumbs up to.

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Facebook’s data policy changes put your face front and center

The social network clarifies its data use policies in the wake of a class-action lawsuit settlement.

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mobile privacy

Some privacy advocates question mobile apps agreement

A code of conduct approved this week isn't enforceable, critics say.

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Here's what an eavesdropper sees when you use an unsecured Wi-Fi hotspot

Use unsecured public Wi-Fi hotspots much? You'll rethink that practice after we show you what can be captured from those connections.

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Remains of the Day: Crimes and misdemeanors

iOS apps are still using UUIDs, and your iMessages may not be as secure as you thought, but that one guy is really, really sorry that he sold that iPhone 4 prototype.

Facebook, Microsoft disclose FISA requests, sort of

Both Facebook and Microsoft asked for and received permission to disclose FISA and other government requests for information following the Prism scandal.

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Spying

Does encryption really shield you from government's prying eyes?

Encrypting data may not guard against surveillance, some experts say, while others argue in favor of taking steps to protect privacy.

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Former CIA assistant Edward Snowden outs himself as NSA whistleblower

Edward Snowden tells the Guardian, 'My sole motive is to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them.'

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Intelligence director Clapper slams media leaks, offers declassified Prism explanation

In a Saturday statement, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper criticizes Prism media coverage, and release a brief document explaining PRISM legality.

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Parsing Prism denials: How could everyone possibly be telling the truth?

A number of theories are still available to make all the carefully worded statements and shifting facts sing harmoniously together today.

Why isn't Twitter part of the NSA Prism snooping program?

A recent government leak revealed the existence of a vast government data mining operation that included the participation of nearly all the top Web companies, with the exception of one: Twitter. Why did the powerful micro-blogging platform find itself not included in the program?

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How to protect your PC from Prism surveillance

You have the right to be secure in your electronic communications. Here are a few tips on how to do it.

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Obama addresses Prism surveillance, says government isn't listening to your calls

In an effort to quell outrage over the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, President Obama says the government is striking a balance between security and privacy.

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