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Google joins Apple, others in calling for spying controls, as Patriot Act vote nears

With a key, spying-related section of the Patriot Act up for reauthorization, tech heavyweights team up with other groups in outlining "essential" changes to US surveillance policies.

By March 26, 2015

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NSA considered ending phone surveillance program -- report

Some officials at the spy agency reportedly felt the phone record collection program was too costly and offered little benefit in the fight against terrorism.

By March 30, 2015

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Fund this: Pigeon is the digital photo frame for grandparents

Highly automated and app-savvy, this smart frame makes it easy to share photos with tech-challenged relatives.

By February 27, 2015

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'Internet of Things,' not privacy, to dominate at Black Hat

Security experts gather again in Vegas to show off and debate the latest in hacks and flaws, focusing this year on the latest risks facing Net-connected devices.

By August 6, 2014

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NSA chief downplays damage caused by Snowden leaks

While former NSA head General Keith Alexander lambasted Edward Snowden for putting US security at risk, Vice Admiral Michael S. Rogers says the leaks don't mean "the sky is falling."

By June 30, 2014

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Former NSA director speaks out on spying, Stuxnet, defense

Despite claims to the contrary, General Keith Alexander argues that the NSA is actually doing its part to protect US citizens.

By May 8, 2014

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Emails give glimpse of Google's work with NSA on security

Freedom of Information Act request reveals notes between then-NSA head and Google bigwigs. But don't expect a smoking gun.

By May 6, 2014

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Google may be aiming for 8.9-inch Nexus tablet

An 8.9-inch Nexus tablet could be on the way, IHS Technology tells CNET.

By March 19, 2014

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Navy cryptology specialist tapped to helm NSA

Vice Admiral Michael S. Rogers is set to become the new director of the National Security Agency, pending Senate confirmation. Would his leadership change the agency's outlook?

By January 30, 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