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FBI's director says he's not a "maniac" about encryption. The experts disagree.
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Doomed, I tell you.
Analysis: The barriers that once stood in the way of a fully secure web don't exist anymore.
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Hw r u dear
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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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And why the company puts a premium on community.
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The site, which appears to be running an older version of WordPress, is now displaying links to casino-related pages.
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Summary:EU researchers believe censorship and site-blocking is not an effective method against piracy.
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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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Zack Whittaker is a writer-editor for CBS Interactive in New York.

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Data located in Australia but owned or operated by a US company could be accessed under a Patriot Act request, even if this violates Nationa

Hundreds join New York City march to 'Restore the Fourth'
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Thousands joined together in New York on Independence Day in a series of coordinated marches around the U.S., protesting the NSA's mass surv

Meet Prism's little brother: Socmint (Wired UK)
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A legal opinion by a lawyer for the top EU court states that Google does not have to delete damaging results from its search index. Read thi

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According to the chairman of a key Senate committee, the cybersecurity bill passed by the House is 'important' but its privacy protections a

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U.K. Home Secretary to ignore O'Dwyer extradition petition
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The U.K. Home Office has said the Home Secretary, with powers to block extraditions, will not intervene in the Richard O'Dwyer case, who fac

How much data is consumed every minute? | ZDNet
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How much data do you use in a minute? Uploading a photo to Facebook, tweeting, and browsing the Web on your mobile device: it all adds up. H

6.46 million LinkedIn passwords leaked online | ZDNet
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More than 6.4 million LinkedIn passwords have leaked to the Web after an apparent hack. Though some login details are encrypted, users are a

Student faces U.S. extradition over 'pirate-TV link' website | ZDNet
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UK-US extradition policy is again under scrutiny, after a UK student with a pirate link-only website could face trial in the U.S., even thou

How far does Google Drive's terms go in 'owning' your files? | ZDNet
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Dropbox and Microsoft’s SkyDrive allows you to retain your copyright and IP rights to the work you upload to the service. Google Drive, howe