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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

Senator pushes for an end to NSA phone records program

Leahy questions the constitutionality of the program, but the US attorney general defends it

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Obama touches on NSA reform in State of the Union address

The U.S. president also called for patent reform and for faster broadband in schools

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Lavabit case highlights legal fuzziness around encryption rules

The now-defunct Lavabit is appealing a contempt of court ruling for not turning unencrypted data of a single user -- presumably NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden -- to the government.

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How to find out if someone has been snooping in your Gmail

A hidden feature in Gmail can tell you if someone's been rummaging through your love letters. Here's where to find it.

on techhive.com