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Skype, Microsoft cleared in Luxembourg NSA investigation

Luxembourg's data protection authority cleared Microsoft and its subsidiary Skype of data protection violations related to the U.S. National Security Agency's Prism spying program, the agency said Monday.

ICANN 'coalition' created to tackle concerns about the future of the Internet

ICANN has set up a panel, consisting of people in government, civil society, the private sector, the technical community and international organizations, to address concerns about the governance of the Internet.

British spies monitor hotel bookings of diplomats around the world

The U.K.'s intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has reportedly built an automated system to track the hotel bookings of foreign diplomats when travelling abroad for international summits or work meetings.

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NSA spying challenges U.S. cloud providers, analyst says

With the U.S. Congress unlikely to take action on NSA surveillance programs, U.S. cloud service providers could take a hit.

Privacy groups ask FTC to check tech firms' link to NSA

Several advocacy groups are calling for an investigation into Internet companies Yahoo and Google whose networks were secretly accessed by the National Security Agency.

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Chomsky: Fight back against NSA spying or be 'complicit'

Now that the extent of the U.S. National Security Agency's surveillance programs has been exposed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, it's beholden on the public to fight back or else find themselves "complicit" in the activities, according to Massachusetts Institute of Technology linguistics professor and philosopher Noam Chomsky.

Official: EU net neutrality proposal threatens privacy

The proposed law leaves the door open for traffic management, says European data protection supervisor Peter Hustinx.

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Google slams U.S. government in latest transparency report

Google's numbers show the U.S. government is the nosiest in the world, but it's the data that Google can't disclose that has the company lawyering up.

At Senate hearing, Google warns of 'splinternet' but NSA does not budge

NSA warns that if Internet companies provide numbers of surveillance orders, it would alert adversaries on which services to avoid.

Report: CIA pays AT&T for international call data

AT&T supplies information on international calls that travel over its network, including ones that start or end in the U.S., under a voluntary contract with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, The New York Times reported Thursday.