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Government Surveillance

Telecommunications

Device Makers, Telecoms Face Competing Government Demands on Privacy

On Monday, the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission announced a joint effort to assure that businesses are safeguarding their customers' data.

CIA Sought to Hack Apple iPhones for Nearly a Decade

Top-secret documents suggest U.S. government researchers created a version of Apple's application development tool to create surveillance backdoors into programs distributed on the App Store.

Dropbox Addresses NSA Surveillance Fears in New Privacy Policy

The online storage company has a new set of data request principles to guide its decision making when responding to government requests.

Judge Says NSA Phone Surveillance Is Constitutional

Just 11 days after a federal judge in Washington said the NSA's phone-data collection program is 'almost certainly' unconstitutional, a federal judge in New York said the program is legal.

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Tech Giants Form Group to Pressure U.S. Over Surveillance

Amid NSA snooping, the biggest American Internet companies are taking a list of demands to Washington.
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Marissa Mayer, Traitor?

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Another Site Shuts Down on Government Surveillance Fears

Groklaw, generally considered the go-to web community for legal issues related to technology, has abruptly shut down, citing the U.S. government's surveillance of emails.
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Amid Surveillance Concerns, Email Services Pull Plug on Themselves

Two prominent secure email services have shut down, apparently under pressure from the federal government.