Don't-Miss Privacy Stories

Fake Tor app has been sitting in Apple's App Store for months, Tor Project says

Apple has not removed the fake app so far despite being notified in December, Tor developers say

Bill Gates: WhatsApp was pricey, Office needs 'more than a tuneup'

In a sweeping interview with Rolling Stone, Bill Gates reveals his affinity with Zuckerberg and lauds innovation in California, even though 'half of the companies are silly.'

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In potential conflict with FISA court, California court wants NSA phone records kept

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court last week disallowed retention of phone records beyond five years

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At Cebit opening ceremony, leaders evoke need to protect private data

All, that is, except U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, who says violin music and a robot thespian are typical Sunday evening entertainment.

Cybersecurity

Secret court denies NSA request to store phone records beyond 5 years

The government had said the data may be required as evidence for privacy civil suits filed by various groups

NSA created 'European bazaar' to spy on EU citizens, Snowden tells European Parliament

National spy agencies across Europe are allowing the NSA to piece together their data into a larger picture, Snowden said

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Tracking with metadata: It's not all bad

Human rights groups are using metadata to verify the authenticity of eyewitness footage

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Sprint accused of overcharging U.S. for spying assistance

Sprint is accused of overcharging law enforcement agencies more than US$21 million

NSA director defends surveillance, but calls for better cybersecurity

The NSA director says the agency is doing what the US residents want it to do

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British spy agency may have seen you naked in surveillance of Yahoo webcam chats

Whistleblower Edward Snowden turned over documents to The Guardian detailing GCHQ’s collection of at least 1.8 million Yahoo users’ webcam chats.

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U.S. wants to store bulk metadata longer for defense in metadata privacy lawsuits

The government says it needs to hold the data because of various lawsuits challenging its collection

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The Day We Fight Back: Online protest against NSA spying kicks off with a 'meh'

'The Day We Fight Back' doesn't match the furor of SOPA and PIPA protests, but you should still take notice.

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.