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Cybersecurity bill bombarded with amendments

Amendments to cybersecurity bill in Senate aim to boost privacy protections.

By Jul. 31, 2012

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Amendments to U.N. treaty could censor the Internet

Dozens of countries have had closed-door meetings in preparation for an upcoming worldwide debate over changes to a telecommunications treaty, which threaten to block Internet freedom.

By Jun. 24, 2012

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Proposed CISPA amendments do little to appease critics

Over three dozen CISPA amendments, of varying relevance, will be voted on this week. One tells Homeland Security to help "socially disadvantaged individuals" who are "unable to compete in the free enterprise system."

By Apr. 25, 2012

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NSA's warrantless surveillance gets a constitutional challenge

An accused terrorist and US resident becomes the first criminal defendant to legally confront the government for eavesdropping on his communications.

By Jan. 29, 2014

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Russia blocks access to several Web sites critical of Putin

Russian government orders ISPs to cut access to a handful of opposition Web sites, some of which have criticized recent military incursions on the Crimean peninsula.

By Mar. 13, 2014

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NSA top lawyer says tech giants knew about data collection

Nevermind the vociferous denials from tech titans like Google, Microsoft, and Apple. They knew the government was collecting their user data, the NSA's general counsel says.

By Mar. 19, 2014

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Secret document on FISA snooping law released -- sort of

A U.S. privacy group has been successful in getting a document released that details how U.S. authorities interpret the FISA snooping law. The trouble is, most of it isn't readable.

By Jan. 14, 2013

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CISPA vote means companies can't promise to protect privacy

Proposed amendment to CISPA says Internet companies' promises to protect customer privacy were legally enforceable. But then Republicans vote it down.

By Apr. 16, 2013

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Gov't watchdog calls NSA's call records collection illegal

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board says that the NSA's collection of bulk phone records should be shut down immediately.

By Jan. 23, 2014