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Feds Make Deal With Net Firms Over Disclosure of User Info

January 27, 2014 | 2:46 pm

Feds Make Deal With Net Firms Over Disclosure of User Info

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Companies can now report roughly how many demands for user data the NSA and other agencies are making.

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Rep. George Miller Has Harsh Words for Intelligence Committees

January 24, 2014 | 7:00 am

Rep. George Miller Has Harsh Words for Intelligence Committees

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Retiring lawmaker says panels fail to provide oversight and that his successor ‘better be skeptical.’

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Watch: President Obama’s Address on Intelligence Gathering

January 17, 2014 | 8:22 am

Watch: President Obama’s Address on Intelligence Gathering

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President addresses nation amid increasing concern over scope of government surveillance.

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The National Security Agency Knows If You’ve Been Naughty

November 29, 2013 | 4:15 pm

The National Security Agency Knows If You’ve Been Naughty

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More privacy concerns as the NSA tries to discredit “targets” by tracking their visits to porn sites.

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Email Privacy a Myth – To Protect Your Data, It Must Be Destroyed

August 9, 2013 | 4:15 pm

Email Privacy a Myth – To Protect Your Data, It Must Be Destroyed

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By Katharine Fong President Obama talked today about the National Security Agency’s electronic surveillance efforts and Americans’ privacy concerns, but the buzz in the cybersecurity world centered on two major email encryption services’ decision to close down yesterday. What does the shuttering of Texas-based Lavabits (reportedly used by Edward Snowden) and the email encryption services […]

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Yahoo Asks Secretive Court to Declassify its Opposition to Data Collection

July 11, 2013 | 10:20 am

Yahoo Asks Secretive Court to Declassify its Opposition to Data Collection

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The San Jose Mercury News reports that Yahoo is asking the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to let the public see its arguments in a 2008 case that the government used to persuade tech companies to cooperate with its massive data-gathering efforts. Yahoo joins a growing list of parties demanding greater transparency over the government’s […]

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June 17, 2013 | 11:01 am

2 Sides of NSA Debate: Ellsberg Calls Programs ‘Impeachable Offense’; Feinstein Points to Plots Foiled

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Daniel Ellsberg, the Big Daddy of all government whistleblowers, defended NSA leaker Edward Snowden in an interview with “This Week in Northern California” host Dana King on Friday. Ellsberg lives in Kensington and has been a frequent presence in the Bay Area talking about the need for government transparency as it relates to national security. […]

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Bay Area Web Companies Unite Against Government’s ‘Stunning Abuse of Basic Rights’

June 12, 2013 | 4:49 pm

Bay Area Web Companies Unite Against Government’s ‘Stunning Abuse of Basic Rights’

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In the wake of revelations about the National Security Agency indiscriminately collecting data related to U.S. citizens’ phone calls, as well as information about the Internet activity of foreign citizens, a consortium of tech companies and privacy watchdog groups is calling on Congress to put a stop to the programs. The group, called Stop Watching […]

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June 10, 2013 | 10:01 am

Video: Watch NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Interviewed by Glenn Greenwald

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Over the weekend, The Guardian revealed the source of the leak behind its disclosures that the NSA has been indiscriminately gathering data related to the telecommunications and the Internet habits of millions of U.S. citizens. The Guardian wrote … “The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward […]

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