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New Facebook tool walks users through a privacy settings checkup

It's the latest initiative by the company to help its members make sure they're not over-sharing on the social networking site.

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Three ways to use BitTorrent Sync to share your files without the cloud

BitTorrent's latest version of Sync is so much easier to use. If you haven't tried it out, now's a good time. Here are three ways you can use the new app to sync files across your devices.

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How to manage your Google location history

Learn how to use, or get rid of, where your Android phone has tracked you.

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Google may offer accounts for kids, controls for parents

Children's accounts could go legit if Google can satisfy privacy requirements

How a portable travel router can put TOR web-surfing security in your pocket

Introduced at Def Con 22, a project called PORTAL aims to make it much easier to keep your Internet traffic private via the TOR network.

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Justice Department asks court to vacate stay in Microsoft email privacy case

If the stay is lifted, Microsoft may have to refuse to comply with an order to turn over certain emails to the government.

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People are twisting facts in requests to be forgotten, Google says

Some requests are being made with 'false and inaccurate information,' Google says

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Judge rules against Microsoft in email privacy case

The company is compelled to comply with a US warrant for emails held in Ireland, a judge rules

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'Right to be forgotten' ruling is unworkable and misguided, UK Lords say

The UK government should fight to keep the 'right to be forgotten' out of future EU data protection regulation, the House of Lords said.

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Senator pushes new version of bill to limit NSA phone records collection

Leahy reintroduces the USA Freedom Act in an effort to strengthen the bill that passed the House.