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Modified online children's privacy rules take effect in US

Some websites and mobile app developers are confused about how to comply with revised rules governing the online collection of personal information from children that took effect in the U.S. Monday, critics said.

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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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How to child-proof the Internet

Child predators, pornography, online bullying—kids can stumble into all sorts of trouble online. Make sure your PC, mobile devices, and social networks are safe with these simple tips.

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A low-tech way to avoid NSA spying

Concerned that your messages are being monitored? Kerry Davis has a tip sure to confound NSA snoops.

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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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.

Google Glass users say they can be trusted with privacy

On the second day of Google I/O, Congressional privacy concerns hit an enthusiastic Glass crowd.

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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