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Brazil's global Internet conference includes call to end spying

Participants target an end to Internet surveillance, but have other goals including net neutrality.

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Protect your privacy while you browse

Here’s how to give crooks, corporations, and governments the slip while you search the web.

Activists want net neutrality, NSA spying debated at Internet governance conference

Participants at the conference also want concrete measures to emerge from the conference.

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Tor anonymity network to shrink as a result of Heartbleed flaw

The Tor Project banned 380 vulnerable entry and exit relays and is eyeing 1,000 more.

Lavaboom builds encrypted webmail service to resist snooping

The service, inspired by the now-defunct Lavabit, has started accepting registrations for its upcoming beta testing period.

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Leave no trace: Tips to cover your digital footprint and reclaim your privacy

Reduce your exposure to spying eyes with sandboxing, disk encryption and more.

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Google updates terms of service to reflect its scanning of users' emails

The company clarifies that emails are automatically scanned to provide users with tailored advertising and better search results

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NEC launches facial recognition technology to identify Hong Kong shoppers

NEC has launched a new Mobile Facial Recognition Appliance that recognises the face of each and every customer as soon as they set foot on the premises.

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Dropbox CEO defends Rice despite 'Drop Dropbox' privacy backlash

CEO Drew Houston cites Rice's international experience, as users fume over the appointment of a known wiretapping advocate to the Board of the cloud storage company.

Report: NSA secretly exploited devastating Heartbleed bug for years (Update: NSA denies)

News of the Heartbleed bug has brought the Web to its knees, and Bloomberg says the NSA has been exploiting it for at least two years.