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NSA will lose access to 'historical' phone surveillence data Nov. 29

After Nov. 29, data requests must be made on an as-needed basis to the FISA Court

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French surveillance law is constitutional, highest court says

The French equivalent to the Patriot Act has passed its last legislative hurdle on its way to becoming law.

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Even without breaches, don't count on websites to hide that you have an account with them

Online dating websites Adult Friend Finder and Ashley Madison were exposed to account enumeration attacks, researcher finds

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U.S. court says 'pocket-dialed' calls are not private

People who don't take basic steps against pocket dialing haven't shown they have an expectation of privacy.

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Microsoft follows Google to crack down on revenge porn

A special Web form will allow revenge porn victims to report content they want removed from Bing, OneDrive or Xbox Live

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Google Maps' new 'Your Timeline' feature helps you track your travel history

Your Timeline shows you where you've been on any given day if you're storing your location history with Google.

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EU air passenger data retention system ready for take-off, says Parliament

Passengers flying into or out of the EU could have their personal data stored in law enforcement databases for up to five years

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ACLU asks court to immediately kill NSA phone snooping

A court that already found the program illegal should shut it down, instead of allowing it to be phased out, the ACLU says

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US to begin talks on drone privacy standards

But it's unclear if privacy and consumer groups will come to the table after leaving earlier privacy discussions

Second Flash Player zero-day exploit found in Hacking Team's data

Adobe plans to patch the vulnerability next week, but attackers might move quicker.

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Nest, Amazon and their IoT ilk spark privacy concerns

A privacy group is calling for an investigation by the U.S. FTC and DOJ

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FBI, DOJ want companies to back off end-to-end encryption

The agencies want tech vendors to retain access to encrypted data to comply with court-ordered warrants

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Former attorney general calls Snowden deal possible

But the DOJ's official position on the NSA leaker facing criminal charges hasn't changed

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Privacy group files FTC complaint to push Google to extend right to be forgotten to US

Consumer Watchdog says Google engages in unfair business practices by not offering US residents the service

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, July 7

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