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legality

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Secret court reveals justification for NSA's mass data collection

Collection of aggregated phone data is permissible as long as the government can demonstrate a relationship to known or unknown terrorists in the United States, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court rules.

By Sep. 17, 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

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Woman gets ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving

The ticket, handed out by a California cop, faults the woman for "Driving with Monitor visible to Driver (Google Glass)."

By Oct. 30, 2013

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FCC, wireless carriers reach cell phone unlocking deal

The ban on unlocking mobile phones is lifted as regulators and carriers finally work out the details of the new policy.

By Dec. 12, 2013

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ACLU fights ruling on NSA phone surveillance

As promised, the American Civil Liberties Union appeals a ruling that found the NSA's bulk collection of phone metadata to be legal and a "vital tool."

By Jan. 2, 2014

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NSA reportedly hacked Mexican president's e-mail account

The US infiltrated a government e-mail server to eavesdrop on former president Felipe Calderon -- a "lucrative source" of info, according to classified documents seen by Der Spiegel.

By Oct. 20, 2013

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Phone firm mum on NSA legal issue -- but not on 'fizzy statements' by Google et al

Verizon, along with other telecoms, offers an official "no comment" on the legality of NSA phone spying. But one of its execs has something to say -- on that and on "grandstanding" by Internet firms.

By Sep. 18, 2013

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President Obama declines to veto ban on Samsung products

The Obama administration's move comes just a couple of months after it vetoed another ban on Apple imports.

By Oct. 8, 2013

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easyJet passenger harassed by staff for tweeting complaint

An easyJet manager at Glasgow airport threatened to not let a passenger on his flight after he made an angry comment on Twitter.

By Sep. 25, 2013