Don't-Miss Privacy Stories

European commissioner demands Prism answers from US attorney general

Europe's justice commissioner has given the U.S. attorney general until Friday to explain how far the so-called Prism program went in collecting European citizens' data.

ACLU files lawsuit challenging NSA surveillance

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of a U.S. National Security Agency surveillance program targeting customers of Verizon Communications.

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Senators, Google push for transparency at surveillance court

A bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators has introduced legislation that would require the nation's attorney general to declassify opinions issued by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in an effort to shed light on the government surveillance programs the surveillance court approves.

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Organizations push for Congress to curtail NSA spying

Privacy advocates are pushing the U.S. Congress to rein in the U.S. National Security Agency's efforts to collect massive amounts of data from U.S. residents, as alleged in recent news reports.

Rights groups ask US spy court for justification of Verizon order

Civil rights groups have asked the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) for the legal justification of the U.S. government's surveillance of Verizon's customer records.

Silicon Valley sounds off on government surveillance

News that the government is monitoring emails and Web searches has everyone talking in our video report.

Former CIA assistant Edward Snowden outs himself as NSA whistleblower

Edward Snowden tells the Guardian, 'My sole motive is to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them.'

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Businesses that accept Bitcoin may risk privacy problems

Bitcoin sales all recorded to a public ledger, which means that Bitcoin payments made to a company could permit tracking of later payments made to that address.

Intelligence director Clapper slams media leaks, offers declassified Prism explanation

In a Saturday statement, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper criticizes Prism media coverage, and release a brief document explaining PRISM legality.

Page and Zuckerberg say NSA surveillance program is news to them

Google CEO Larry Page and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday issued personal statements denying any knowledge of the National Security Agency's Prism surveillance program.

Parsing Prism denials: How could everyone possibly be telling the truth?

A number of theories are still available to make all the carefully worded statements and shifting facts sing harmoniously together today.

Why isn't Twitter part of the NSA Prism snooping program?

A recent government leak revealed the existence of a vast government data mining operation that included the participation of nearly all the top Web companies, with the exception of one: Twitter. Why did the powerful micro-blogging platform find itself not included in the program?

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How to protect your PC from Prism surveillance

You have the right to be secure in your electronic communications. Here are a few tips on how to do it.

Obama addresses Prism surveillance, says government isn't listening to your calls

In an effort to quell outrage over the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, President Obama says the government is striking a balance between security and privacy.

Report: NSA Prism program spied on Americans' emails, searches

The National Security Agency's Prism program tapped directly into the servers of most of the web's largest companies, monitoring our search history, the content of emails, file transfers, and live chats, The Guardian alleges.