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Obama backs passing of NSA reform legislation by Senate

U.S. President Barack Obama wants to sign the bill this year

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Senator demands answers about DOJ mobile phone surveillance planes

A program that reportedly tracks mobile phones from airplanes raises privacy concerns, Senator Markey says.

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TRUSTe deceived consumers about recertification program, FTC says

The agency and privacy certification provider reach a settlement on its recertification promises

AT&T kills the 'permacookie,' stops tracking customers' Internet usage (for now)

The mobile carrier says it was testing the tracking technology, but it didn't rule out reintroducing permacookies in the future.

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Facebook: You post it, we can see it, and that's that

Facebook may protect users from other Facebook members, but it refuses to give users control over what information the company can keep.

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Rogue, malware-spewing Tor exit node tied to cyber espionage group

There is strong evidence that it was used to target European government agencies, researchers from F-Secure said.

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Report: The U.S. is putting fake cell towers in planes to spy on people

The so-called "dirtboxes" are used to locate criminals, but they can pick up a lot of other people's phones along the way.

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Tech, digital rights groups applaud Senate move on NSA reform

A procedural vote on a bill to limit the NSA's telephone records collection program could happen Tuesday.

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Facebook lays ground for ad push and payments with updated privacy policy

The network is being up-front about what data it’s collecting about you and why (because ads).

Facebook pushes for more payments, more targeted ads with new privacy policy

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Users have a week to comment on the proposed changes

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FTC chair wants clearer disclosures to protect privacy

Many consumers are in the dark on how their data is used, the regulator said

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US concerns about online privacy present opportunity, experts say

Internet companies will move toward offering more privacy-enhancing tools, some privacy advocates say.

Your control of your personal info is all but dead, Pew respondents fear

Many said they've lost control over how their personal data is used, according to a Pew survey.

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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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Snapchat starts actively warning users that third-party apps aren't safe

Some developers build services that trick users of Snapchat and compromise their accounts, the company said.