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What Europe's new 'right to be forgotten' online means

Would something like this ever happen in the U.S.? Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales doesn't think so.

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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.

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Google's Chrome Gmail encryption extension hides NSA-jabbing Easter Egg

Google loves to hide jokes in its products and the company's upcoming end-to-end email encryption extension for Chrome is no exception.

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

Report: NSA facial recognition program collects 'millions' of photos from the Web

Newly leaked documents reveal a massive NSA program to collect and analyze photographs, according to the New York Times.

Google starts accepting 'right to be forgotten' requests in Europe

The company set up a page where people can submit their requests

Tech giants team up to take on US Government gag orders

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Yahoo are working to end US government gag orders that prevent them from disclosing how many national security data requests they've received.

Microsoft successfully fights off FBI gag order, but agency still got its way

The FBI declined to fight Microsoft after it found another way to keep its investigation secret

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Facebook proves it (finally) cares about privacy with new features

The network once defaulted to public posts for new users, but after years of complaints, Facebook is changing its tune.

How bickering and greed neutered the 'Do Not Track' privacy initiative

The lack of a standard has hamstrung the browser privacy tool.

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Cisco's Chambers tells Obama that NSA surveillance impacts U.S. technology sales

Chambers was reacting to reports that the U.S. National Security Agency intercepts equipment shipped abroad to install surveillance tools

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Definitely deleted: How to guarantee your data is truly gone before recycling old PCs and drives

Hitting 'delete' is just the beginning. Depending on the type of storage and the sensitivity of the information, there are other things you need to do to make sure your deleted files are gone for good.

Europe's top court orders Google to forget about you

A person has the right to request that search engines remove personal information from search results, the Court of Justice ruled

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Regain your privacy with these 3 browser add-ons

It's tough to remain private online, but these three extensions can help.

House votes to outlaw NSA's bulk collection of phone records

The USA Freedom Act would require the agency to get court approval to collect records on a case-by-case basis.