Don't-Miss Privacy Stories

How to delete your Google+ account

Have no place in your digital life for yet another social network? You can clear away your Google+ account in just a few clicks.

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Yahoo concerned that release of redacted FISA papers may mislead

Yahoo has asked that it be allowed to review declassified documents of a secret court about a dispute over data collection between the Internet company and the government, as the release of the redacted documents could mislead the public.

Silent Circle ditches NIST cryptographic standards to thwart NSA spying

The U.S. National Security Agency's reported efforts to weaken encryption standards have prompted an encrypted communications company to move away from cryptographic algorithms sanctioned by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

How to delete your Instagram account

Here's how to say good-bye to sepia filters and walk away from Instagram, leaving no trace behind.

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Bittorrent is brewing secure, serverless P2P messaging

As dissatisfaction with the NSA grows, so are secure chat options.

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Privacy activists blocked from releasing Facebook's response to complaints

Campaign group Europe-v-Facebook received Facebook's response to complaints about the social networks' privacy policy on Tuesday, but was barred from publishing them by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.

Former Microsoft privacy adviser: 'I don't trust Microsoft now'

A former Microsoft privacy adviser says he was unaware that Microsoft assisted the National Security Agency.

John McAfee takes on the NSA with secure anonymity device

After dodging the cops in Belize and succumbing to the heat in Guatemala, eccentric millionaire is spitting in the eye of another authority with D-Central, a device intended to circumvent NSA drag-nets.

How to delete your Twitter account

You're done with the hashtags and retweets, and it's time to go for good.

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NSA admits employees spied on husbands, boyfriends, and girlfriends

Employees of the U.S. National Security Agency spied on "unfaithful" husbands, boyfriends and girlfriends using surveillance technology of the agency, according to a letter from the NSA to a U.S. Senator.

New U.S. bill aims to halt NSA's bulk data collection

A bipartisan group of four U.S. lawmakers has introduced legislation that will prohibit bulk collection of phone records of Americans.

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California law allows minors to remove embarrassing pics, posts

A California law enacted Monday gives California minors the right to ask a Web site to remove whatever content they choose, and restricts those sites from advertising certain items to minors.

Al Franken questions Apple on Touch ID fingerprint sensor

The humorist-turned-politician sent an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook with a dozen questions on the privacy implications of Touch ID.

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Rest assured, your Facebook likes are now free speech

A court has decided that the First Amendment covers the Facebook pages that you give thumbs up to.

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How to find out what the data miners know about you

What does Acxiom know about you? More than you think, not all of it true, but AboutTheData.com lets you peel back the cover of the data mining giant and look inside.