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Dutch civil society groups sue government over NSA data sharing

A coalition of defense lawyers, privacy advocates and journalists has sued the Dutch government over its collaboration and exchange of data with the U.S. National Security Agency and other foreign intelligence services.

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Trade some privacy for a special offer? Consumers aren't sure

Consumers are getting more aware that they can be tracked while they walk around stores but plenty still feel uncomfortable about it, according to a new survey.

NSA-dodging services launch Dark Mail Kickstarter to create truly secure email

Email as it is today can never be truly secure, so the makers of Lavabit and Secure Circle want to drag email into tomorrow via their Dark Mail Kickstarter campaign.

Senate panel approves bill to continue NSA surveillance

The proposed bill would allow the NSA to continue collecting millions of U.S. telephone records, despite an outcry that the program violates the U.S. Constitution.

EU Council chief did not use Russian USB stick given to summit leaders

Media reports Tuesday allege that President Herman Van Rompuy found the suspicious device in a gift bag from the G20 Summit in early September.

U.S. intelligence officials defend spying on foreign leaders

The director of the NSA told the hearing that ending the agency's bulk collection of U.S. telephone records would set U.S. intelligence back to pre-2001 levels.

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Zuckerberg said what about privacy? Researchers create archive to find out

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is hosting the Zuckerberg Files, a digital treasure trove containing over 100 full-text transcripts and about 50 video files documenting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s public statements.

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Hands-on: Mozilla's Lightbeam is info porn for privacy geeks

A data-rich view of all the (sometimes invisible) third-party sites that are watching your digital footprint.

Keep your Microsoft account safer with two-factor authentication

SkyDrive, Outlook.com, Office 365, Xbox Live - your Microsoft account is the gateway to too many critical services to secure with a simple password.

Must-know privacy tips for Google, Facebook and other online services

Explore encryption, scrutinize your settings, and consider alternative services that are more discreet than the majors.

Google's New Policy: More Advertising, Less Privacy

New policies from Google suggest the pervasive search giant could be leaning towards the dark side.

Surveillance protest planned for Washington D.C. on Saturday

Organizers with StopWatching.us are hoping for a large crowd to protest the NSA’s mass surveillance programs detailed in leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden this year.

Protect your Google account with two-factor authentication

Don't let hackers get at those love letters you sent with your Gmail account!

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Merkel puts NSA spying on EU leaders' agenda

Leaked documents showing the draft conclusions of the summit do not include any mention of NSA, spying, or mass surveillance. But Merkel's comments may change that.

U.S. VPN provider shuts consumer service in response to Lavabit case

CryptoSeal, a small virtual private network (VPN) provider based in San Francisco, has elected to close its consumer-facing service.