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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

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Obama administration forges deal with tech companies over data requests

The agreement with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others lets them give more information on the government's data requests

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Lavabit to have its day in federal appeals court

The now defunct secure email service is standing up for the right to protect encrypted communications.

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Report: Spy agencies collude to gather personal data from mobile apps

The targeted apps have included the mobile versions of Facebook, Yahoo’s Flickr, LinkedIn and Twitter, according to reports in The New York Times, the Guardian and ProPublica.

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Help Grandma with her Facebook settings using AVG’s new privacy tools

AVG’s PrivacyFix software plugs into your social networks to figure out where your privacy settings are lacking.

on techhive.com

Threat forecast for 2014: Ransomware, scams, snoops

AVG has released its security threats predictions for the new year, and the sophisticated attacks that defined 2013 look to continue.

U.S. federal watchdog calls for end to NSA phone records program

An independent federal oversight board condemns the NSA's bulk phone surveillance.

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to hold live chat on Thursday

Hopefully this Twitter-tinged session is more illuminating than Snowden's first Q&A session.

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Six more US retailers attacked like Target, security firm says

IntelCrawler also identified a 17-year-old Russian who it says wrote the BlackPOS malware, a version of which was used against Target

Obama fails to address NSA encryption-defeating methods, backdoors

pcworld.com

The president's speech focused more on a telephone-records collection program than on the Internet, critics say.