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'The Day We Fight Back' calls for protests against NSA spying

Tech companies and privacy advocates have dubbed February 11 a "worldwide day of activism" to speak out against the NSA's surveillance and mass data collection.

By Feb. 11, 2014

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Eric Holder: Government should get warrants to search e-mail

The U.S. attorney general supports changes to existing e-mail and online storage snooping laws, which are currently under scrutiny in the House.

By May. 16, 2013

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Senator introduces bill requiring warrant for e-mail history

Continuing his battle to update an antiquated digital-privacy law, Sen. Patrick Leahy proposes a new bill that would compel police to get a warrant to obtain people's personal e-mail.

By Sep. 13, 2012

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Police would need warrants for e-mail, phone tracking, bill says

Rep. Zoe Lofgren, whose district includes the heart of Silicon Valley, announces another attempt at a privacy bill that's certain to be opposed by law enforcement organizations.

By Mar. 6, 2013

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Google: We're bombarded by gov't requests on user data

Requests from governments worldwide for user information have more than doubled since three years ago. Worse still, says Google, is what the US won't let us tell you.

By Nov. 14, 2013

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Petraeus e-mail affair highlights U.S. privacy law loopholes

Because of the wording of an obscure 1986 federal law, the former CIA director -- and the rest of Americans -- receive less privacy protection than we would for love letters stored under a mattress.

By Nov. 14, 2012

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Congressman endorses data retention law, then backs away

A key Republican politician alarmed lobbyists trying to update a 1986 electronic privacy law by suggesting a data retention requirement should be attached. Then his aides said he misspoke.

By Mar. 19, 2013

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Apple, Dropbox join Electronic Privacy Act fight

The companies have signed on with the Electronic Frontier Foundation-sponsored Digital Due Process with other major firms, including Amazon. The organization argues the privacy act is sorely in need of an update.

By Sep. 23, 2011

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Senator demands DOJ, FBI seek warrants to read e-mail

Democratic Sen. Mark Udall says the Justice Department should not allow FBI agents to peruse Americans' private communications without obtaining a search warrant from a judge.

By May. 9, 2013

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Cops: U.S. law should require logs of your text messages

Silicon Valley firms and privacy groups want Congress to update a 1986-era electronic privacy law. But if a law enforcement idea set to be presented today gets attached, support for the popular proposal would erode.

By Mar. 19, 2013