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Hillary Clinton: Social media is no match for real-world interactions

The former U.S. Secretary of State said face-to-face meetings are more valuable when it comes to solving society's greatest problems

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Anonabox promises a portable, streamlined way to use Tor to hide your online tracks

The $51 (via pre-order on Kickstarter) Anonabox isn't the only Tor box in town, but if it's as easy to use as its company claims, it could help more people take advantage of Tor's encryption and anonymizing features.

Kmart hacked, exposing customers' card numbers

There is no evidence that personal information or debit-card PIN numbers were stolen, the company says.

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IT industry group slams burdens imposed by proposed EU privacy policy

A proposal by EU justice ministers to relax data protection rules for low-risk personal data doesn't go far enough, industry lobbyists say

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Judges spar with attorneys on national security data requests

A federal appeals court will rule on the constitutionality of National Security Letters

Jitters over US surveillance could break the Internet, tech leaders warn

Loss of trust in Internet companies could lead to protectionism and a splintered Internet, experts from major Internet companies said at a town hall meeting on Thursday.

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Twitter sues for right to reveal more about national security requests

The government's current laws violate Twitter's First Amendment rights, the company says.

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NSA internal watchdog defends agency's privacy practices

The agency's collection of U.S. communications has privacy controls in place, a report says.

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EU's likely next digital chief takes a swipe at US over data protection

It is time for the US to show it can be trusted, Andrus Ansip said

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Microsoft, 13 other firms take student privacy pledge

Fourteen companies have promised not to sell student data or use it for advertising

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European Commission told to publish UK mass Internet surveillance docs

So far the documents remain under wraps because they cover ongoing investigations into the alleged breach of EU citizens' rights

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Syme, a social network that promised Ello-like privacy, has gone dark

The social network disappeared off the Web in the past few months

Dubai detectives will use Google Glass facial recognition tech to ID criminals

Google's ban on Glass facial recognition gets sidestepped by the police.

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As Facebook's data tentacles spread, privacy questions resurface

A rebuilt advertising server makes use of Facebook user data across the wider Web

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How to keep your personal stuff private when lending your phone to a friend

Just because they're your friends doesn't mean they won't totally troll your Facebook if given the chance.