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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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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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Report: NSA Prism program spied on Americans' emails, searches

The National Security Agency's Prism program tapped directly into the servers of most of the web's largest companies, monitoring our search history, the content of emails, file transfers, and live chats, The Guardian alleges.

Privately share a video that only a select few can watch

Larry wants to make a video available, via streaming, to friends and family, and only to friends and family

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Berlin court: Apple's privacy policy violates German data protection law

Apple violates German data protection law by asking for users' broad, overall consent in its privacy policy, the Regional Court of Berlin ruled.

Developers get some tips on mobile app privacy

Mobile app developers face a huge challenge in keeping up with the fast-changing landscape of data privacy law. They got some tips Wednesday at a conference devoted to the topic in San Francisco.

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Study: Mobile phone apps view private data more than necessary

Mobile phone apps are accessing users' private data and transmitting it to remote servers far more than appears strictly necessary, while users have inadequate tools to monitor or control such access, according to a new study by two French government agencies.

App.net introduces invitation-only free accounts

Starting today, you can get into App.net for free—provided you know somebody who already uses the social network.

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Flickr bug makes users' private photos public

Flickr users are livid over a recent bug causing their private photos to be made public.