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cyber-snooping

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Researchers find data leaks in Instagram, Grindr, OoVoo and more

Private messaging isn't so private, say University of New Haven researchers who found Android apps transmitting and storing unencrypted images, chats, screenshots and even passwords.

By September 8, 2014

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US Homeland Security data possibly stolen in cyberattack

​In what "has all the markings of a state-sponsored attack," government contractor US Investigations Services reveals the probable theft of government employees' personal information.

By August 6, 2014

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China accuses US of 'large-scale' cyberspying

A new report from China claims that US "spying operations penetrate every corner" of the country, according to Reuters.

By May 27, 2014

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Hackers taunt Skype: 'Stop spying on people!'

The Syrian Electronic Army targets the public faces of Skype, hacking messages to its blog and to its Twitter and Facebook accounts.

By January 1, 2014

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Surveilling the new year: The NSA story moves into 2014

The end of 2013 saw a rush of big NSA news, from a judge calling an agency program "almost Orwellian" to a bevy of tech stars talking reform at the White House. What lies ahead?

By December 30, 2013

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Jettison NSA phone database, panel tells Obama

Ending the NSA's massive phone database is just one recommendation in a report from the White House's surveillance review panel.

By December 18, 2013

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Microsoft to fight Internet snooping with stronger crypto

Likening government surveillance to malware, Microsoft's general counsel says the company is taking steps to protect the privacy of online communications.

By December 4, 2013

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NSA claims it 'touches' only 1.6 percent of Internet traffic

In an unsigned document, the agency says that its communications data collection is comparable in scope to a "dime on a basketball court."

By August 11, 2013

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Policy and privacy: Five reasons why 2012 mattered

It was the year of Internet activism with a sharp political point: Protests derailed the Stop Online Piracy Act, assisted in imploding a United Nations summit, and helped to postpone a data-sharing bill.

By December 24, 2012

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Inside Huawei, the Chinese tech giant that's rattling nerves in DC

A congressional committee wants to know whether this telecommunications powerhouse is a national security threat. Why? CNET went to China to find out.

By August 27, 2012