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Cybersecurity

US seeks information on industry ability to hold bulk phone data

The government is exploring third-party alternatives for holding the phone metadata

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More than 4,000 groups sign up to protest the NSA

Websites will encourage people to contact Congress next Tuesday.

How many criminals have NSA's phone records busted? Maybe one

Congress should reform the NSA in an attempt to restore trust in the US tech industry, the ITI says.

German federal prosecutor considers formal NSA investigation

The country's Federal Prosecutor General has received several complaints over Germany's involvement in the NSA's spying program

Researchers create Android app to show when other apps track you

The app shows users when other apps are accessing their location

Senator pushes for an end to NSA phone records program

Leahy questions the constitutionality of the program, but the US attorney general defends it

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Obama touches on NSA reform in State of the Union address

The U.S. president also called for patent reform and for faster broadband in schools

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How to find out if someone has been snooping in your Gmail

A hidden feature in Gmail can tell you if someone's been rummaging through your love letters. Here's where to find it.

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U.S. federal watchdog calls for end to NSA phone records program

An independent federal oversight board condemns the NSA's bulk phone surveillance.

Consumer Watchdog files Google+ complaint with FTC

A planned merger of Google+ and Gmail contact lists will allow unsolicited email, the group says.

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to hold live chat on Thursday

Hopefully this Twitter-tinged session is more illuminating than Snowden's first Q&A session.

Senators question recommended changes to NSA surveillance

Members of a review panel say their recommendations would not hurt legitimate terrorism investigations.

Advocacy groups plan day of protest against NSA surveillance

A group of activist groups and Internet companies are planning a coordinated protest of U.S. National Security Agency surveillance on Feb. 11, with the hope that millions of people will join them.

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Facebook faces lawsuit for allegedly scanning private messages

Facebook is charged with scanning private messages to profile users

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Report: NSA developed software for backdoor access to iPhones

The software, developed in 2008, would let the agency locate phones and remotely turn on cameras and mics.