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Snapchat settles with FTC over disappearing messages, security breach

Snapchat has agreed to put together a comprehensive privacy program subject to independent monitoring for the next 20 years after a scolding from the regulatory agency.

Second House committee approves bill to end NSA bulk collection

The House Intelligence Committee scraps its own bill in favor of one that privacy advocates say is stronger.

House votes to outlaw NSA's bulk collection of phone records

The USA Freedom Act would require the agency to get court approval to collect records on a case-by-case basis.

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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Chadder: John McAfee slaps name on 'private' messaging app

New app promises secure messaging, but it isn't ready for primetime.

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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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White House big-data panel calls for privacy protections, ignores NSA

Big-data collection has several benefits but raises other privacy concerns, a presidential panel says.

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Facebook’s Anonymous Login is a way for apps to earn your trust

The new login tool means you don’t have to sign up for countless apps you might never use again.

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Should police be allowed to search phones without a warrant?

That's the question at the heart of a case currently being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, where both sides have some very valid arguments.