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Digital Rights Activist Hails House Vote on Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance

June 20, 2014 | 7:30 pm

Digital Rights Activist Hails House Vote on Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance

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Measure would bar NSA from collecting Americans’ communications without a warrant.

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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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NSA Spying on Google and Yahoo: Just Assume You’ve Been Hacked

October 30, 2013 | 5:21 pm

NSA Spying on Google and Yahoo: Just Assume You’ve Been Hacked

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More revelations from leaked documents that point to government collection of emails and more.

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Hot on Your Trail: Privacy, Your Data, and Who Has Access to It

September 30, 2013 | 3:21 pm

Hot on Your Trail: Privacy, Your Data, and Who Has Access to It

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The surveillance issue seems abstract until you look at how much data we leave for the world to follow.

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Secret Government Surveillance Files Released (Update)

September 10, 2013 | 3:57 pm

Secret Government Surveillance Files Released (Update)

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Top-secret government documents have been released to the SF-based Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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Twitter Says Government Requests for Data on Users Are Up Sharply

August 1, 2013 | 8:49 am

Twitter Says Government Requests for Data on Users Are Up Sharply

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In its latest transparency report, Twitter says requests from governments worldwide for information about its users’ accounts are up sharply, to 1,157 in the first half of this year, compared with 849 during the first six months in 2012 — an increase of 36.3 percent. This news comes amid the controversy over the large-scale data […]

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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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