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Google urges US government to extend the US Privacy Act to EU citizens

There has been too little reform since the Snowden revelations, Google said

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German spy agency seeks millions to monitor social networks outside Germany

The prototype real time social media monitor will only look at publicly available data though, according to the plans

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DigiCert is considering SSL certificates for more Tor hidden services

The company has received requests for .onion SSL certificates after issuing one to Facebook

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Microsoft's top legal gun decries privacy 'arms race'

Brad Smith is ready for arms-control talks as tech companies and law enforcement fight a running battle on privacy.

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Lawyer: NSA phone records program amounts to 'tyranny'

But a DOJ lawyer calls on an appeals court to overturn an injunction against the phone records collection program

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Adobe's e-reader software dials back data collection after privacy uproar, EFF says

Digital Editions 4.0.1 doesn't send data on e-books without DRM and uses encryption

Twitter's MoPub ad exchange grabs Verizon tracking cookies, and more may follow

The privacy and security critics were right: Third-parties can and are using Verizon's UIDH strings for their own purposes.

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Facebook sets up shop on the Tor anonymity network

Facebook is also working on a mobile Tor site

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Google project aims to preserve privacy when collecting software stats

RAPPOR has been released under an open-source license

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Germany backs plan to retain personal flight data across EU

Retaining flight data would violate fundamental rights, opponents said

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Is your IP address really yours? EU court to decide the question

If IP addresses are considered personal data, that could be a win for some privacy advocates.

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Retain private data for police use or face $685,000 fine, Swedish authority tells ISP

Swedish ISP Bahnhof will fight the order -- and says it has a mysterious Plan B up its sleeve

Rogue Tor 'exit node' server added malware to legitimate downloads

The server used a technique to append malware to legitimate code.

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Senator wants anonymous app Whisper to explain how it tracks users, shares their data

Reports saying the supposedly anonymous social media app is sharing user information leads to questions from Senator Rockefeller.

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After uproar, Adobe begins encrypting user data collected from Digital Editions app

The company was criticized for sending data about content to its servers in plain text