Don't-Miss Privacy Stories

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Senator pushes new version of bill to limit NSA phone records collection

Leahy reintroduces the USA Freedom Act in an effort to strengthen the bill that passed the House.

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Privacy groups call for action to stop Facebook's off site user tracking plans

Authorities should act immediately to stop this new vast expansion of Facebook's data collection and user profiling, privacy groups said

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Privacy-focused Tails OS compromised: How to stay safe until it's patched

Patches are ready for IP2, the vulnerable component in Tails, but it's not clear when Tails will update

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Russian government offers huge reward for help unmasking anonymous Tor users

The Russian Ministry of Interior announced a contract for research on obtaining information about Tor users and their systems

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EU, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo meet on 'right to be forgotten' but questions remain

Additional questions should be answered by the end of July

'Canvas fingerprinting' online tracking is sneaky but easy to halt

At least two browser extensions can stop the tracking method, which was in wide use earlier this year

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Apple faces privacy suit following Chinese TV report

The lawsuit alleges that Apple has been disclosing iPhone user data to third-parties

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EU hears Google, Microsoft, Yahoo on 'right to be forgotten'

Civil rights campaigners say uniform guidelines are necessary to prevent information that should be publicly available being suppressed

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Hackers steal user data from the European Central Bank website, ask for money

The compromised information includes email addresses, phone numbers and physical contact addresses of ECB event participants

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Dutch spy agencies can receive NSA data, court rules

Because raw data is shared in bulk, less stringent privacy safeguards apply, the court said

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Tor Project working to fix weakness that can unmask anonymous users

The anonymity software's developers believe they've identified the problem

Researchers reveal 3 devious ways online trackers shatter your privacy and follow your digital footsteps

The use of such tracking tools may be unknown to most users, according to a research paper

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Black Hat presentation on unmasking TOR users suddenly cancelled

The presentation revolved around de-anonymizing users of the privacy tool

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EFF's snoop-stopping, ad-smashing Privacy Badger plugin hits beta

One feature aims to stop tracking tied to clicking the Facebook 'like' on outside sites

U.S. court says warrant for access to all email in a person's account is justified

The government was granted a warrant to obtain emails and other information from a Gmail account