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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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Good Read: ‘The Real Purpose of Oakland’s Surveillance Center’

December 18, 2013 | 7:00 am

Good Read: ‘The Real Purpose of Oakland’s Surveillance Center’

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Oakland city documents suggest the system will be focused on citizen monitoring, not crime fighting.

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Tech Heavyweights Launch Surveillance Reform Campaign

December 9, 2013 | 10:12 am

Tech Heavyweights Launch Surveillance Reform Campaign

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As Snowden revelations continue, eight major tech firms urge lawmakers to rein in spy agencies.

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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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This Week in Tech: Google’s Surveillance Challenge, Privacy Worries and Instagram Videos

June 21, 2013 | 9:41 am

This Week in Tech: Google’s Surveillance Challenge, Privacy Worries and Instagram Videos

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Google on Surveillance Earlier this week, Google cited its right under the First Amendment to disclose more details to the public about its role in the U.S. government’s surveillance programs. In a document filed with the secret U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the company said it needed to reveal more because “Google’s reputation and business […]

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April 23, 2013 | 8:00 am

How Tiburon’s License-Plate Readers Track Drivers–and Sometimes Track Down Criminals

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If you’re going to Tiburon to commit a crime, you might want to take the ferry. Walk. Bike. But whatever you do, don’t drive. Cameras mounted on the town’s exit and entry points will record your license plate. They’ll send the plate number to a police database, cross-reference it with cars linked to crimes, calculate […]

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