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Top tech titans get thumbs-up in EFF transparency report

The advocacy group says Apple, Facebook, Google, and others have done a lot to protect users' privacy.

By May 15, 2014

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Even with EFF's Congressphone, activism is a hard sell

Amid an atmosphere of increasing government mistrust, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's classic phone booth to get Defcon hackers to direct dial Congress shows it's not easy to get computer geeks to pick up the phone.

By August 3, 2013

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South Carolina punishes hundreds of inmates for using Facebook

The South Carolina prison system disciplines prisoners accessing Facebook with the same severity it would for murder, rape, rioting, escape and hostage-taking, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

By February 12, 2015

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Verizon to let you opt out of 'supercookies'

After complaints from privacy advocates, Verizon will allow users to turn off so-called supercookies that can track online behavior.

By January 30, 2015

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Be warned: Google enlists Chrome in push for encrypted Web

Google has taken its first step to flag ordinary sites like Wikipedia and CNN with a security warning because they are unencrypted, allowing all data transmissions to be viewed by the prying eyes of hackers or governments.

By January 30, 2015

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Google News to close up shop in Spain in response to new law

The so-called "Google tax" requires aggregators to pay a fee for posting links and excerpts of news articles. Google says it can't afford the expense.

By December 10, 2014

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Bill curbing NSA surveillance programs blocked in Senate

The USA Freedom Act, blocked by the Senate, would have curbed powers granted under the Patriot Act, including bulk collection of Americans' phone records.

By November 18, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 081: A 3D video from the ISS, E.T. landfill cartridges hit eBay, and more

Widely considered one of the worst games of all time, "E.T." for Atari 2600 was so terrible, unsold copies were dumped in a landfill. Now, after an excavation earlier this year, those dirty cartridges are hitting eBay, and they're pretty pricey.

By November 5, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 081: A 3D video from the ISS, E.T. landfill cartridges hit eBay, and more

On today's show, we check out a water sphere floating in microgravity (courtesy of the astronauts onboard the International Space Station), debate bidding on the Atari 2600 E.T. games dug up from a landfill, and discuss an EFF request that could revive abandoned online games.

By November 5, 2014

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Twitter sues US government over user data-request gag rules

Social network says current government restrictions on transparency are preventing tech companies from being fully honest with the public.

By October 7, 2014