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Summary:Opinion: Security is everyone's responsibility, not just those with the cash to upgrade.
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Summary:Security researchers say the vulnerability affects "millions" of machines in datacenters around the world.
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Summary:The group of experts said that forcing the shutdown of internet access can "never be justified" under international human rights laws.
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A former NSA official turned whistleblower said the Patriot Act is a bit of a red herring.
Summary:The former NSA official turned whistleblower said, among other things, a greater threat exists to Americans' privacy than the controversial Patriot Act.
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Summary:When you don't differentiate between good and bad hackers, you have a problem.
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Summary:Just a few minutes after the first NSA leak was published, the phones of US lawmakers began to buzz, hours before most of America would find out over their morning coffee.
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Summary:EU researchers believe censorship and site-blocking is not an effective method against piracy.
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i hope you are good at computer science would you sent me some good notes
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Not good news, folks.
Summary:The Justice Dept.'s position has "not changed," despite the tech industry's hope that the new attorney general would rethink unwinding years worth of Silicon Valley's privacy protections.
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The Freedom Act is good, but it's not great.
Summary:Did anyone wonder why the feds aren't screaming blind fury from the rooftops?
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More tomorrow, too.
Summary:One of the agency's first whistleblowers says the NSA is taking in too much data for it to handle, which can have disastrous -- if not deadly -- consequences.
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They have always been ahead of their analysis capabilities, for 10 years now. It's getting ridiculous. But we can't find any competent administrators who don't buy into the crap of collecting everything. 
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Summary:Just because tech firms want to restore the balance of overly-intrusive surveillance doesn't mean they're automatically letting the terrorists win.
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First in a multi-part series, filling in some of the blanks on what happened in Congress in the aftermath of the Edward Snowden disclosures.
Summary:Although Edward Snowden revealed many of the NSA's clandestine activities, Ron Wyden remains one of the only hopes of US intelligence reform from within Congress.
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Zack Whittaker is a writer-editor for CBS Interactive in New York.

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