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Nextdoor, your neighborhood social network, buddies up with New York City

Social networking site Nextdoor recently launched an iOS app and is partnering with city governments to share neighborhood alerts.

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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Privacy groups, lawmakers rip into NSA surveillance

Privacy groups and some lawmakers are in an uproar after news reports this week that the U.S. National Security Agency is conducting broad surveillance of the nation's residents.

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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.

EFF: Trust Twitter--but not Apple or Verizon--to protect your privacy

Twitter and Internet service provider Sonic.net scored a perfect six in the third annual Electronic Frontier Foundation “Who Has Your Back?” report.

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House approves CISPA over privacy objections

The U.S. House of Representatives votes to approve a controversial cyberthreat information-sharing bill, despite opposition from the White House and several privacy and digital rights groups.

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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.

New tech will keep your photos safe in (and from) the cloud

A new tool may help you keep ownership of your images and safe from Facebook and Flickr's fine print.

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Apple sets May 1 deadline for UDID, iPhone 5 app changes

Apple has alerted developers that they must stop accessing UDIDs and support the iPhone 5's screen for all new and updated apps as of May 1.

What you Like on Facebook could reveal more than you think

Before you "like" a friend's or company's post on Facebook, think twice. A new study shows that your Facebook "likes" may be far more revealing than you ever thought.

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