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Give us liberty or give us Office, EU lobbyists cry

The European Commission should set an example on Document Freedom Day, lobby groups for open standards and open source software said.

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How to hide your online searches: We browse incognito with Disconnect and Silo

Want to keep Google from serving you search-based ads, or cookies from dropping in unannounced? One of these tools could help.

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Petitions call on U.S. government to leave Snowden alone

Advocates plan to present two petitions to the DOJ and the State Department.

French consumer group: Google, Facebook privacy policies are too hard to read

In a civil action, UFC-Que Choisir is asking the three social networks to make their user agreements clearer and fairer

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How to disable Windows 8's deep cloud integration, piece by piece

Microsoft provides granular control options that let you pick and choose which cloud-friendly features to utilize.

Report: Obama to unveil legislation to end NSA bulk phone data collection

Phone data will now be stored with telecommunications carriers rather than with the U.S. National Security Agency

Why Google Glass security remains a work in progress

University researchers develop spyware for Glass that snaps pictures and sends them to a remote server

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Reports: NSA hacked into servers at Huawei headquarters

The US government agency also gained information to place backdoors on networking equipment, according to leaked documents

Microsoft tweaks privacy policies after email spying backlash

To track down a Windows 8 leaker Microsoft peeked inside a blogger's email account. Now the company says it wants to make it harder to do that again.

Fake Tor app has been sitting in Apple's App Store for months, Tor Project says

Apple has not removed the fake app so far despite being notified in December, Tor developers say