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Firefox OS to outdo Android on granular application permissions

Users will be able to revoke permissions previously granted to apps starting with Firefox OS 2.1

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Three easy ways to separate work and play on the same PC

If you've got strict divisions between your work and play identities online, what's the easiest way to keep the two worlds from colliding? Here are three suggestions.

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Have a company laptop? Here's how to keep your browsing private

Your employer may let you take a company laptop home, but that doesn't mean they're not looking over your shoulder.

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Senator questions airlines' data privacy practices

Jay Rockefeller raises concerns about airlines collecting and sharing personal information

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Report: German spy agency inadvertently eavesdropped on Hillary Clinton, John Kerry

Germany's BND intelligence agency accidentally spied on two US Secretaries of State while keeping tabs on terror suspects.

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Dozens of US tech firms violate EU privacy promises, advocacy group says

The Center for Digital Democracy calls on the FTC to investigate 30 companies

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Snowden reveals automated NSA cyberwarfare program

MonsterMind could fire back at suspected attackers without human intervention, Snowden says

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China's Xiaomi faces privacy hurdles ahead of international expansion

Xiaomi apologized on Sunday for causing privacy concerns related to its phones

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Microsoft, Google, others back Facebook in New York privacy dispute

Facebook is seeking important rulings on the collection of bulk user data under gag orders

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Austrian court rejects Facebook 'class action' privacy suit, refers it to another court

The commercial court referred referred the case to the regional court

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Report: Snowden allowed to stay in Russia for three more years

The former NSA contractor gets a three-year residency permit from the Russian government

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Wikimedia: Right to be forgotten results in 'Internet riddled with memory holes'

Google removes over 50 links to Wikipedia from search results in Europe

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As Facebook privacy suit reaches 25,000 participant target, court is still unsure if it will allow it

The commercial court in Vienna will probably know on Friday if it will accept the case

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Over 11,000 jump on European 'class action' privacy suit against Facebook

More than half of the backers come from Germany and Austria, but people are signing up in other countries, the complainant said

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People are twisting facts in requests to be forgotten, Google says

Some requests are being made with 'false and inaccurate information,' Google says