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Secret US technology said to intercept cellular communications

Fake cell phone signal receivers on airplanes gather cell traffic in a secret government program, a new report reveals.

By November 13, 2014

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Facebook sued for allegedly intercepting private messages

Just how private are your Facebook messages? A new suit charges that the company mines your messages for profit.

By January 2, 2014

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Samsung may face FTC probe over voice-recognition TVs

Privacy group charges that Smart TVs' voice-command feature violates federal privacy law by collecting owners' private communications.

By February 25, 2015

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SIM card maker Gemalto wants answers on alleged hacks by US, UK spies

Gemalto says it's looking into a report that its SIM card encryption keys were hacked by the NSA and British surveillance agency GCHQ.

By February 20, 2015

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UK spy agency's Internet surveillance was illegal, court rules

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal says that until December, the GCHQ was violating human rights dictates -- but now is in compliance with the law.

By February 6, 2015

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Facebook, Twitter report records for Super Bowl posts

Both social networks say Sunday's football spectacle was the most discussed/tweeted Super Bowl in their histories.

By February 2, 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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Feds charge exec with making app for stalkers, domestic abusers

StealthGenie intercepted communications to and from mobile phones and was undetectable by most users. It was targeted at people who suspected their spouses or significant others of cheating on them.

By September 29, 2014

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The metadata debate: What you need to know about data retention

The former head of the CIA has said "we kill people based on metadata", but as Australia introduces new data retention laws, the country's security chief says he's "not quite sure" what the fuss is about. So what is the truth behind data retention, and why does it matter?

By August 13, 2014

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Microsoft: Future 'bleak' if gov't continues unlawful data collection

Firm's top lawyer again calls for stop to "unfettered collection of bulk data," argues for reform of secret FISA court.

By June 24, 2014