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Latest Snowden leak: Most data NSA collects is from non-targets

New information published by the Washington Post shows that much of the data intercepted by the NSA comes from individuals not suspected of any wrongdoing.

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Experts worry governments, 'commercial pressures' will undermine online freedom

What keeps Internet experts up at night? Pew Research Center's latest study gives us a glimpse.

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'Right to be forgotten' leads Google to conceal certain stories from UK media sites

Google is deleting links to articles as part of the ruling, giving rise to a huge, if indirect, challenge to press freedom, The Guardian said

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EU court orders more transparency over US-EU terrorist finance tracking program

EU officials must be more transpartent about the way a deal to send EU citizens' banking data to the US was negotiated, a court has ruled

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Digital independence day: Your guide to DIY, open-source, anonymous free computing

Take control of your tech life. We'll show you how.

How to delete or disable your Facebook account

Need some time away from Facebook? Sick of its privacy issues? You can deactivate—or outright delete—your account if you know where to look.

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US privacy board defends conclusion that foreign surveillance is legal

The NSA's foreign surveillance programs comply with U.S. law and are effective in stopping terrorism, the board says.

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ISPs sue UK spooks over network spying

The complaint is based on Snowden's revelations

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US privacy board finds no illegitimate activity in overseas surveillance program

The board warned of the privacy implications of the incidental collection of communications of U.S. persons

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EFF sues the NSA to disclose use of software security flaws

The EFF filed suit against the NSA and ODNI Tuesday, seeking information about zero-day flaws.

FBI, CIA can query US communications collected by NSA

The FBI doesn't track the number of US searches it does on data collected for foreign intelligence purposes.

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Google launches 'cookie choices' site to let Europeans know how they're being tracked

With code, publishers can incorporate data notifications into their sites. But who's doing what? Google aims to let you know.

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Senators question US surveillance transparency report

The report doesn't provide enough detail about the NSA's collection of US communications, two lawmakers say

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Supreme Court declines to hear Google's request in Street View lawsuit

The Supreme Court allows a class-action lawsuit against Google for Wi-Fi snooping to move forward.

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Facebook messed with users' emotions--for science!

A recently released research paper shows that the emotions others express on Facebook rub off on you—even with the absence of nonverbal social cues.