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The Day We Fight Back: Online protest against NSA spying kicks off with a 'meh'

'The Day We Fight Back' doesn't match the furor of SOPA and PIPA protests, but you should still take notice.

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Google's promises to EU aren't good enough for U.S. consumer group

Google's rivals in the EU have not ruled out legal action against competition authorities.

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US seeks information on industry ability to hold bulk phone data

The government is exploring third-party alternatives for holding the phone metadata

Twitter chirps user privacy data, most of the time

Twitter has complied roughly 70 percent of the time with data requests from the US government, the company disclosed Thursday.

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More than 4,000 groups sign up to protest the NSA

Websites will encourage people to contact Congress next Tuesday.

How many criminals have NSA's phone records busted? Maybe one

Congress should reform the NSA in an attempt to restore trust in the US tech industry, the ITI says.

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Microsoft, Google, Facebook show rise in surveillance requests

The latest round of reports come after an agreement between the government and tech companies about what information can be released

German federal prosecutor considers formal NSA investigation

The country's Federal Prosecutor General has received several complaints over Germany's involvement in the NSA's spying program

Former NSA employee looks to make email more secure

Virtru is one of a number of companies tackling the tricky problem of making email encryption easier.

Researchers create Android app to show when other apps track you

The app shows users when other apps are accessing their location