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  • Picking a Fight Over NSA Surveillance in the Post-Snowden Era

    Privacy and Internet freedom will take center stage when Congress debates NSA Surveillance Reform. Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden is ready to lead the charge for stricter oversight of the NSA's far-ranging intelligence-gathering activities.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin09 Oct. 13 21:56
  • Google's Invasions of Privacy, Free But Flawed Products Show Its Arrogance

    Google is now admitting that its users shouldn't expect privacy when using Gmail. Meanwhile, a PC OEM says the free Android OS costs more, and causes more headaches, than Windows. Put this together, columnist Rob Enderle says, and you have a company that very well may be too arrogant to survive.

    Written by Rob Enderle16 Aug. 13 12:43
  • 'Stop Watching Us' Coalition Aims to Stop NSA's PRISM Surveillance Program

    Reddit, Mozilla, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others from across the political spectrum join forces to flood members of Congress with letters seeking revisions to the Patriot Act and reforms that will rein in the NSA's surveillance of Internet and phone records via a program known as PRISM.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin14 June 13 19:56
  • Google Offers Security Tips for Safer Internet

    Search giant joins groups to promote online safety to mark Safer Internet Day, the National Cyber Security Alliance's annual day of observance.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin05 Feb. 13 23:12
  • FTC Online Privacy Protection Campaign Kicks Into High Gear

    As the Federal Trade Commission settles with a company involving allegations of a massive data breach that exposed medical records, it continues its work evaluating privacy practices of businesses in the Internet age.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin28 Jan. 13 21:52
  • India Exempts Its Outsourcers from New Privacy Rules

    Personal data sent to India by customers outsourcing IT work there will not be covered by India's new privacy rules, the government announced in late August. The clarification was a huge relief to India's <a href="%20">large outsourcing industry</a>.

    Written by John Ribeiro03 Nov. 11 06:45
  • Facebook Quick Tip: Control Apps Access To Your Data

    Facebook knows you want more control over your information. That's why it announced this week a new dashboard under your privacy settings that gives you visibility into how applications-think games, productivity apps and business tools-use your data.

    Written by Kristin Burnham09 Oct. 10 02:20