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Google updates terms of service to reflect its scanning of users' emails

The company clarifies that emails are automatically scanned to provide users with tailored advertising and better search results

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Report: NSA secretly exploited devastating Heartbleed bug for years (Update: NSA denies)

News of the Heartbleed bug has brought the Web to its knees, and Bloomberg says the NSA has been exploiting it for at least two years.

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Expo Notes: Accessory makers have their eye on privacy

We look at a pair of mobile accessories on display at Macworld/iWorld this week that can keep prying eyes off the screen of your iPhone or iPad.

Privacy, please: Accessories keep all eyes but yours off your iOS device

The Hoodini from Hoodivision and the zNitro Glass Privacy from zNitro take different approaches to making sure no one can see what's on the screen of your iOS device.

Fake Tor app has been sitting in Apple's App Store for months, Tor Project says

Apple has not removed the fake app so far despite being notified in December, Tor developers say

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Edward Snowden at SXSW: The NSA is setting fire to the future of the Internet

"It's the makers, thinks, and the development community" that can help protect your data from a surveillance dragnet, the NSA whistleblower said via video at a South by Southwest panel

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Whisper a Secret to the whole world with no names attached

Anonymous apps let you speak your mind, but at what cost?

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Report: Spy agencies collude to gather personal data from mobile apps

The targeted apps have included the mobile versions of Facebook, Yahoo’s Flickr, LinkedIn and Twitter, according to reports in The New York Times, the Guardian and ProPublica.

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How to permanently delete your Facebook account

If, like our reader, you find Facebook just too creepy, there's a way out. Chris Breen explains.

Tech companies ask governments to reform surveillance practices

Eight companies, from Apple to Yahoo, want world governments to revisit their surveillance laws.

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In the wake of NSA spying, Yahoo promises encryption everywhere

By March, Yahoo users will have the option to encrypt all data flow to and from the Web company's services.

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