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Civil liberties groups oppose bill ending NSA's bulk phone records program

The USA Freedom Act's changes to the phone records program are 'modest' at best, opponents say

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Lawmakers move to end warrantless surveillance of U.S. residents

A new bill would require law enforcement agencies to get warrants before searching NSA databases for U.S. communications

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Court rules warrant not needed for cell phone location data

Florida police used 11,600 location records to track a suspect in a string of armed robberies.

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French lawmakers take first step toward gathering all communications metadata

The French National Assembly agreed to let spies gather data about phone calls and Internet use

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Cerf thinks encryption back doors would be 'super risky'

The FBI's request for encryption workarounds would create new security problems, Cerf thinks.

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US reviews use of cellphone spying technology

The Department of Justice aims to disclose more about the use of the cell-site simulators

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ACLU: NSA phone dragnet should be killed not amended

The recent USA Freedom Act doesn't go far enough in reforming surveillance, an ACLU lawyer says

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Facebook will give you control over the data you're sharing with apps and websites

Users can now decide what types of data to share with third party apps


House committee approves bill to end NSA phone records program

Now the bill goes to the House floor for a vote

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How Microsoft is opening Office's brains to apps to make productivity even smarter

During Microsoft's Build 2015 keynote on Wednesday, CEO Satya Nadella announced a new unified API that allows third-party apps to pull data from all the various Microsoft services you use, from Calendar to messages—and it could make your life easier.

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Facebook, under siege, slams European privacy regulators

Facebook has already filed a lawsuit against the Dutch data protection authority over an investigation into its privacy practices

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Bill to rein in NSA phone data collection reintroduced

The USA Freedom Act aims to end the agency's bulk collection of U.S. telephone records

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FTC complains retail tracking firm didn't notify customers

Nomi falsely told customers they could opt out of tracking, the agency says

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Wi-Fi client vulnerability could expose Android, Linux, BSD, other systems to attacks

A flaw in the widely used wpa_supplicant wireless client can lead remote code execution

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US House approves cyberthreat sharing bill; privacy concerns remain

The legislation would allow some customer information to be passed to the NSA, opponents said