Don't-Miss Privacy Stories

Groups want to 'reset the 'Net' to resist NSA surveillance

Privacy groups call on Web users to deploy security and encryption tools.

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Yahoo drops 'Do Not Track' policy in favor of 'personalized' experience

Yahoo says it'll be easier to give you what you want if they know what you want—by tracking you.

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EFF's new Privacy Badger browser add-on closes the prying eyes of online trackers

The EFF is working on a new weapon in the fight against online tracking: Privacy Badger.

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Report: Verizon (unsuccessfully) challenged NSA surveillance program

The ruling against Verizon runs counter to a previous decision, which stated that the NSA's phone surveillance program may be unconstitutional.

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California phone kill-switch bill fails vote in state senate

The telecoms industry scores a win, but the bill could return later in the session

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Leave no trace: Tips to cover your digital footprint and reclaim your privacy

Reduce your exposure to spying eyes with sandboxing, disk encryption and more.

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Dropbox CEO defends Rice despite 'Drop Dropbox' privacy backlash

CEO Drew Houston cites Rice's international experience, as users fume over the appointment of a known wiretapping advocate to the Board of the cloud storage company.

Report: NSA secretly exploited devastating Heartbleed bug for years (Update: NSA denies)

News of the Heartbleed bug has brought the Web to its knees, and Bloomberg says the NSA has been exploiting it for at least two years.

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'Drop Dropbox' protests flare as wiretap proponent Condoleezza Rice joins board

Not surprisingly, privacy advocates decry the appointment of Rice, a pro-surveillance hawk, to the board of a company that stores lots of user data.

Party's over for the Dutch: pirated downloads now prohibited in the Netherlands

The country had allowed its residents to engage in this practice, but no longer. Lawsuits are now expected.

Lawmakers push US attorney general for NSA surveillance changes

Modifications proposed by the Obama administration to the U.S. phone records collection program aren't enough, some say.

Yahoo turns on encryption between data centers

You still have to manually flip the security switch for some sites like Yahoo News and Yahoo Sports

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Classified X-37B space plane breaks space longevity record

The secret space plane could be testing new technology for spy satellites. But will we ever know?

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How to hide your online searches: We browse incognito with Disconnect and Silo

Want to keep Google from serving you search-based ads, or cookies from dropping in unannounced? One of these tools could help.

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How to disable Windows 8's deep cloud integration, piece by piece

Microsoft provides granular control options that let you pick and choose which cloud-friendly features to utilize.