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EFF asks Supreme Court to rule on secret surveillance memo

The digital rights group wants to see a DOJ memo that allows the FBI to collect phone records.

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Cisco: Broadband providers should not treat all bits the same

The FCC's net neutrality rules need to make room for some traffic management, the company says. But critics say Cisco just simply wants some extra cash.

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Amtrak explores trackside network to upgrade Wi-Fi service

Wi-Fi's not always available on trains during rush hour, and Amtrak wants to solve that problem.

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Snowden leaks after one year: Wrangling over the meaning of 'bulk'

The Snowden revelations about NSA surveillance have ignited a debate, but little action in Washington.

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EU privacy laws will apply to U.S. companies who do business in Europe

However, EU justice ministers disagree over who will enforce the laws.

US researcher banned for mining Bitcoin using university supercomputers

Caught using National Science Foundation-funded supercomputers to generate virtual currency, the researcher received a government-wide ban.

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Vodafone granted governments direct access to its networks for surveillance

Vodafone revealed the access in its first Law Enforcement Disclosure Report, but did not name the countries involved

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Senators question need to rein in NSA surveillance

Several senators say they oppose reform legislation, even though many advocates see it as too weak

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No Europe, Google does not have to delete all your personal data

EU court did not create true right to be forgotten, experts said at a forum

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Reset the Net: How the web is fighting back on the anniversary of Snowden's revelations

One year to the day after Snowden's first NSA revelation broke, the web is aflutter in rebellion. Here's the details, and tools you can use to protect your privacy.

Microsoft demands NSA reform on anniversary of Snowden's revelations

Microsoft joins Cisco and other companies that have objected to a delay in NSA reform

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Mobile spying apps fuel domestic violence, U.S. senator says

Senator Al Franken calls on Congress to pass a bill banning the creation of mobile spy apps.

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Groups launch Reset the Net campaign to resist NSA surveillance

Google, Snowden and digital rights groups encourage Web users to adopt privacy tools

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Google has received over 41,000 requests to 'forget' personal information

Google should anticipate what kinds of information people will want removed, said the EU's top data protection official.

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Deluge of net neutrality comments floods FCC website after Oliver rallies audience

The agency's comments page goes down after comic commentator John Oliver urges people to take action.