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Secret court judge reprimands NSA over privacy breaches

Aug 22, 2013
It might be cold comfort for those worried about government surveillance, but today we learned a federal judge reprimanded the NSA for breaking its own privacy requirements.
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Should you be concerned about the NSA's surveillance programs?

Aug 12, 2013
Government surveillance, shifting opinions, and the end of email.
Posted In: surveillance, nsa, online privacy, email

Silicon Valley and the government: It's complicated

Aug 2, 2013
The controversy over the National Security Agency grabbing our personal data, with the asssistance of Silicon Valley, could make it tough for tech to do business.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, nsa, NSA leaks, Edward Snowden, surveillance

The two most important surveillance stories this week

Aug 1, 2013
Newly revealed documents suggest deeper and more widespread NSA surveillance of emails and chat messages. And Oakland, California approves a plan for a new local surveillance center.
Posted In: NSA leaks, nsa, surveillance, Congress

Police can your track cellphone's location, but you knew that already...didn't you?

Jul 31, 2013
If police want to track your movements using old calls you made on your cellphone, they can get the information from your cellphone company without a warrant.
Posted In: Cellphones, surveillance, data, privacy

Kevin Roose tries living surveillance-free for a day

Jul 29, 2013
New York Magazine writer Kevin Roose spent a day trying to live completely surveillance-free.
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A tale of two hacking conferences: Black Hat vs. Defcon

Jul 29, 2013
The biggest difference between the two? This year Defcon organizers disinvited the Feds in the wake of NSA surveillance revelations. While Black Hat's keynote speaker will be none other than NSA Director General Keith Alexander.
Posted In: hacking, NSA leaks, surveillance, malware

NSA surveillance survives House vote

Jul 25, 2013
The House narrowly defeated an amendment that would have ended funding for mass collection of phone records and other data by the NSA.
Posted In: nsa, NSA leaks, Edward Snowden, surveillance, big data, Congress

Could retail tracking lead to customer discrimination?

Jul 19, 2013
Retail stores have moved beyond Internet cookies to physical tracking, what's the big deal?
Posted In: Retail, surveillance, big data, web tracking

ACLU warns of license plate tracking

Jul 19, 2013
The American Civil Liberties Union says it has found another instance of Americans being tracked by the government. Not online, but on the road through license plate tracking.
Posted In: aclu, surveillance, NSA leaks

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